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National Zoological Park

#37 of 195 things to do in Santo Domingo Features Animals
La Vega Real Avenue | Arroyo Hondo, Santo Domingo 10507, Dominican Republic
+1 809-562-3149
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Good place for family trip

The National Zoo is worth the trip with the family. A lot of foreign animals as well as local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlos E
via mobile
Kids enjoyed it!!!

I went to the Zoo with my two boys. They had a great time. You take a train to begin with as it is... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
mlndiaye
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Visitors can view indigenous and exotic animals roaming freely in natural habitats.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (2 reviews)
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La Vega Real Avenue | Arroyo Hondo, Santo Domingo 10507, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-562-3149
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Zoo is worth the trip with the family. A lot of foreign animals as well as local endangered species. The kids zoo is well designed and fun. The birds show is really nice. The snake area should be visited. Take the train tour...More

Thank Carlos E
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I went to the Zoo with my two boys. They had a great time. You take a train to begin with as it is quite a long walk. At one point they stop and you can get off to explore and they will come and...More

Thank mlndiaye
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It is an average zoo, but they have a quite big collection of very nice parrots, which was the highlight for us in this zoo. We also liked the safari-style yards. The train ride is included in the ticket. It must be great experience for...More

Thank Márk N
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This is a must when visiting Santo Domingo, the zoo is small but the enclosures are well kept, the animals are healthy and the personnel is people oriented. Is important to take sun block and drinks. The train ride is a blast for the kids

Thank hgrateron
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The zoo is below average and involves lots of walking. The animals were few and far between. Unless you have absolutely nothing else to do don't bother.

Thank evny777
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The zoo is showing signs of aging and limited upkeep. Except with the animals and enclosures which are maintained as close as possible to offering free-range movement. A local tour train takes you up in into the zoo property with the guide offering a clear...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 12 October 2016

there isn't much to see here and if you hoof it you are gonna get bored and tired. chip in for a ride on the train and then go find something better to do.

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The zoo was very nice and was surprisingly inexpensive for the number and types of animals that are housed there. It is pretty big and I love that it allows the animals plenty of open space unlike some zoos. And they have HIPPOs!!! My hubbys...More

Thank kmbrdv
Reviewed 29 May 2016

great improvement on the park facilities. more animals on exhibits, cleaner and healthier great trip

Thank Gabriel C
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Nice installation that needs a little more maintenance and better display of animals. Nevertheless, it is a good way to spend the day with the kids and have a picnic.

Thank NinasRD
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