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Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)

#28 of 116 things to do in Merida Features Animals
Avenide Itzaes and Calle 59, Merida, Mexico
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Lovely day out

It is a very local attraction with lots of families visiting from the area. It has a lot of snack... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ascot, United Kingdom

Drove past this zoo and saw a very small enclosure with a giraffe. It had nothing to provide shade... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“train ride” (8 reviews)
“free zoo” (7 reviews)
“great zoo” (6 reviews)
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Avenide Itzaes and Calle 59, Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very local attraction with lots of families visiting from the area. It has a lot of snack bars and places to buy trinkets and sweets. There is a great train ride around the park which only costs $1 each. There are numerous...More

Thank Zoé
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Drove past this zoo and saw a very small enclosure with a giraffe. It had nothing to provide shade or anything to take away it's boredom. Don't understand how people find seeing animals like this enjoyable.

Thank bron212
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Took our grandson here. Even though you can walk up very close to most of the cages, the fact that the cages were so tiny was very upsetting. The pacing of the animals and complete lethargic look of them was very sad. Yes, this zoo...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I went to the zoo to see animals we don't have in Europe. And i regret going because I like to see animals especially wild ones treated right and with good living conditions. Which was definitely not the case there. I think that with the...More

Thank Aline M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Our two kids aged 12 and 10 loved the zoo and seeing he locals at play. A really interesting experience with good collection of well kept animals. Good little train ride too. They have great collection of both g cats and if you go now...More

Thank Welshwizardcambs
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I'm amazed there isn't any more 1 stars. The animals are kept in tiny cages! My husband and I also saw 3 huge lions kept in a cage the size of a small bathroom (the private door was open - I suppose the public are...More

Thank Olivia N
Reviewed 31 March 2017

While parts of the zoo are run down (the kids playing / ride area), the actually zoo part (re: animals) is amazing. I explored the zoo while doing a solo trip to Merida and was actually surprised at how well kept it was - considering...More

Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I took my grandson here and loved it. It's one of the few zoos we've been too where you can get within a few feet of the animals. They also have a little train that circles the property and that was fun too. It can...More

Thank LuluandBobby
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Rode the train...around the park & zoo..Glad we did that..So we did not have to look at the large animals in small pens for too long.. There are giraffes, hippos, lions, zebras, jaguar, lots of deer..and on & on..Very brightly coloured flamingos.. I guess it...More

1  Thank Victoria477
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I've always had mixed feelings about zoos, they are definitely a good way for many people to have the opportunity of seeing animals that they wouldn't be able to see in any other way. However, it is always a little sad to see beautiful animals...More

Thank IndraRojo
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