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Gladys Porter Zoo

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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
+1 956-546-7187
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Unusual and amazing....

We'd always heard that this zoo is really cool...but we never went. We live permanently in a city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Great zoo

Gladys porter zoo is a favorite for my son. There are a wide variety of animals. We get the season... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brownsville, Texas
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Known to be one of the best zoos in the United States, open every day of the year.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
+1 956-546-7187
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd always heard that this zoo is really cool...but we never went. We live permanently in a city with two nice zoos and we thought "once you've seen one zoo, you've seen them all." Today we were looking for something different to do today and...More

Thank dontlikesnow44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gladys porter zoo is a favorite for my son. There are a wide variety of animals. We get the season passes every year. If you want to save a few bucks sams club sells the season pass family pack for $65.

Thank Timdunivent
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got there early, and it rained a lot the day we went. There were only a few exhibits that I wish had been larger for the animals housed. All in all, it was an amazing experience. The people were friendly and it wasn't too...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What to do that’s fun and get some exercise ? Visit the zoo. Always fun to visit. The grounds are well kept. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank G G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gladys Porter Zoo is dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and near extinct species. It has been 4 years since we last visited Gladys Porter Zoo. There are many new exhibits since our last visit including the Butterflies, Bugs & Blooms exhibit, The...More

Thank KSMeadowlark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the BEST zoo we have EVER been to! The way the animals were housed was awesome. The primates were on islands. We were able to be closer to the animals in their habitats than any other zoo we have been to. It is...More

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to this zoo since i was a small child. I have seen pictures of my family coming here since before i was born. I've never had a bad day at the zoo. This place is amazing. would recommend anybody to stop by!

Thank guillermo a
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the prettiest zoos we have ever been too. The habitats were wonderful. Could see the animals up close. Loved it. Well maintained not too large. We give it a five.

Thank Marie T
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This was a good zoo until animals started disappearing by disappearing I mean that there were elephants and there are no more elephants and many other kinds of animals have been lost and for my opinion people too .

Thank magatre
Reviewed 1 January 2018

My wife and i were very pleased with this clean. well maintained zoo. My grandchildren have visited here many times and were excited to tell us about the different exhibits. We liked that we could be so close to the animals and observe them eating...More

Thank Steven S
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Jennifer M
5 April 2017|
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Response from Velia L | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Pets are not allowed at the zoo.
Mely G
18 March 2017|
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Response from Velia L | Reviewed this property |
Hello. There is no outside food permitted at the zoo. They have four concession stands throughout that provide food. There is one that sells pizza and beer. The others offer hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and more.
15 February 2017|
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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX