Tropical World

Tropical World, Letterkenny: Address, Phone Number, Tropical World Reviews: 4.5/5

Tropical World
4.5
About
Open seasonally, Tropical World at Alcorn’s, Letterkenny, has best be described by patrons as both “Donegal’s hidden gem” and the “one must see attraction to visit in Donegal”. Tropical World is a fully licensed zoo with an astonishing array of animals, from a dazzling display of butterflies to the world’s smallest monkeys alike. The incredible butterfly house is still the star attraction, with hundreds of amazing tropical butterflies in free-flight around you as you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the rainforest. Leave Letterkenny’s own slice of the Amazon and you’re greeted by the sounds from the tree topped canopies, with beautiful birds of all shapes and sizes from around the globe calling you on. Only after you reach the reptile house can you begin to meet the lemurs and miniature primates that call Tropical World home, along with owls,prairie dogs, our family of Meerkats.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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weekd09
Carryduff, UK286 contributions
Brilliant afternoon
Jul 2021
Great family visit. Friendly staff. Everything was very clean, tidy and well set out. Lots of animals to see. Was interesting for all ages. Super way to spend an afternoon
Written 28 October 2021
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Tom R
2 contributions
Outstanding
Oct 2021 • Family
What a fantastic place, our kids loved it, educational and a wonderful array of animals and birds with information about all. It's easy to see that this is a labour of love and the quality of the facility is a testament to the undoubtly 100% time and effort put in every day. A credit to all involved. First class.
Written 26 October 2021
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james cush
4 contributions
Hidden gem
Sep 2021
Went looking for plants and information on the garden, end up saying hours looking, kids will love here.
Written 14 September 2021
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digsy
Armagh, UK16 contributions
Fantastic for adults and children. We were very surprised by how good this place was. Such a delight to see the array of anima
Aug 2021 • Family
Fantastic one way system works well. A great array of animals they all looked very well looked after. We just loved our visit
Written 31 August 2021
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Annmarie C
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Surprisingly big, amazingly variety of animals
Aug 2021 • Family
Amazing place to visit. Staff were brilliant, so helpful especially Lorraine. She had loads of patience and answered all the questions from my girls.
Written 29 August 2021
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wisermiser
Omagh, UK7 contributions
Positive place in a somewhat gloomy period.
Aug 2021
Spent 2.5hrs here with 2 children , 6 yr old and 2 yr old. The complex has a wide range of animals,insects,butterflies, birds to interest the kids and to top it off for them a play centre.
So it does entertain them but with kids you shffle about from exhibit to exhibit, sorry animals, and don't really get a good look as an adult so will go back on my own to read up on and actually see the creatures.
Nice tea room but shuts at 4pm so no tea but a good shop to cater for kids.
Need to book time slot beforehand but 3 hrs is enough and if you are into plants ect a real good garden centre there.
Alot of effort gone into this so a family ticket for 30 euro good value.
Will go back with the same two but next time better prepared.
Written 26 August 2021
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suzyonecurl
Northern Ireland, UK39 contributions
Super!
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited with our 5 year old and 1 year old and passed a great couple of hours here. There’s been a lot of thought and effort put into Tropical World. Lots to see, with much of it outside so it felt pretty safe during COVID times. Animals seemed well cared for. Lots of information on them.
We had lunch after at the garden centre cafe. It was delicious. Lovely staff and very well organised.
We would definitely recommend it if you’re in the area!
Written 11 August 2021
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Silveroscar
Lisburn, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland248 contributions
Good, not great, but interesting
Jul 2021 • Couples
Interesting: Bugs, birds, monkeys, butterflies, tortoises, we'll laid out. Good for kids. Parking was limited. Staff all very friendly.
Written 23 July 2021
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Gael2Travel
Armagh, UK7 contributions
Absolutely Fantastic
Jul 2021 • Family
Recommeded by a friend and did not disappoint. Absolutely fantastic place. Kids and adults loved it. The owner is worth talking to as well. A very knowledgeable man who took time to show us some of the wonderful birds. Dont forget to ask Milo 'Whats the Craic?'. Plenty to see and all at a very reasonable price. A must do.
Written 18 July 2021
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Bridget White
Tipperary, Ireland23 contributions
My son loved this place!
Jul 2021
We spent a good 3 hours here. It was a lot better than I expected. There are a lot of animals, birds and bugs. My son loved the dinosaurs hidden around the place. I was impressed by the educational side of it and all the interesting facts posted around it all. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It was also kept extremely clean and fantastic foliage planted. Highly recommend it.
Written 13 July 2021
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