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Cameron Park Zoo

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Address: 1701 N 4th St, Waco, TX 76707-2463
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+1 254-750-8400
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Nice regional zoo

I am used to a big city zoo so was very pleased with my visit to this location. The animals seemed well cared for and there was a whole assortment of large and small animals. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Loveland, Ohio
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Loveland, Ohio
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am used to a big city zoo so was very pleased with my visit to this location. The animals seemed well cared for and there was a whole assortment of large and small animals. The cafeteria offered a very wide range of things to eat for very reasonable prices. You can cover the whole zoo in an easy 3... More 

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Waco, Texas
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I've lived a lot of places. I've been to a lot of zoos. This zoo, however, tops them all. Well designed animal enclosures. Helpful staff. Healthy, happy looking animals. Absolutely worth the visit. The zoo has a well organized lay out, with plenty of benches for resting. I've been too many times to count. Enjoyed every moment.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was our 2nd visit. It was a nice cool day so the animals were more animated!! It was nice to hear the lions roar!! I particularly enjoyed seeing the snakes

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Thank Wizz56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife and I visit the Cameron Park Zoo several time s a year. The animals seems well loved by the staff and well presented. We took a behind the scenes tour which allowed us to learn more about the larger animals. Muko the orangutan and the large turtles are among our favorites. Last visit the lemurs put on quite... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

You'll be surprised at the small city of Waco's zoo. It is an absolute jewel. Obviously private supporters have made an enormous effort to make this tiny perfect zoo so wonderful. Highly recommended.

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Thank Waterloonie
Washington, DC
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Impressive collection of animals--lions, rhinos, giraffes, African-elephants, birds, orangutan, lemurs, alligators, cougars and more in a pretty, wooded setting. For the most part the habitats are very natural-looking, although some were less ideal. It's very well-conceived for young children, from the wagon rentals to the great playground and slide that literally tunnels through the river otter habitat. You also can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The area is spacious and you have good viewing of their animals and the zoo is clean. Plenty of benches to rest on and they have an nice playground for kids to play.

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Thank TheBeckers55
New Braunfels, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had gone up to Waco to just poke around having never visited this town before. Just went to the zoo on a whime and were pleasantly surprised how nice it is. It is on the small side but they have a very nice selection of animals and nicely done enclosures. Well worth a couple of hours of your time... More 

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Early, Texas
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I never expected Waco's zoo to be as good as it was. Why had I not heard this? There was a wonder assortment of animals with orangutans, elephants, giraffes, leopards, and on and on. The park is full of trees and vegetation so it's cool and pleasant to walk through. Love it! We had a great time.

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Austin, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I used to volunteer at Cameron Park Zoo, and recently returned. It is a really well run place that can easily absorb one's attention for a full day's outing. The reptile house is my favorite.

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