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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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Perfect morning activity!

The zoo is a great place to visit EARLY MORNING! The zoo has beautiful greenery and wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ashley M
via mobile
Nice Zoo

We have been here several times. This zoo is near where we live. The animals all seem to be very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tobin L
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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
LOCATION
500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
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+1 956-546-7187
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"endangered species"
in 13 reviews
"well taken care"
in 10 reviews
"butterfly exhibit"
in 7 reviews
"large variety of animals"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 6 reviews
"aquatic center"
in 5 reviews
"lions and tigers"
in 5 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 10 reviews
"reptile house"
in 4 reviews
"summer months"
in 4 reviews
"big cats"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 4 reviews
"only complaint"
in 4 reviews
"south texas"
in 9 reviews
"exhibits"
in 64 reviews
"enclosures"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The zoo is a great place to visit EARLY MORNING! The zoo has beautiful greenery and wonderful animal exhibits but the South Texas heat is relentless. Please make it a point to visit the zoo at the earliest time possible to avoid heat exhaustion! The...More

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times. This zoo is near where we live. The animals all seem to be very well cared for. We are very fortunate to have a great zoo nearby.

1  Thank Tobin L
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

on vacation from the uk we went for the day it cost $5 parking but across the road there is a parking lot thats free didn't see this until we left,i think it is another $12 to get in the zoo but i have never...More

1  Thank osprey04
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This zoo is great!!!! It has quite a good variety of animals that appear very content and well cared for overall. It is easy to get there and the staff/volunteers are very helpful.

Thank Harvey H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a beautiful and Unique place to visit...Must see when in Brownsville...so exotic, beautiful animals, great staff and lots of gift shops and places to cool off...MUST SEE!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I brought my family here while on vacation. This is a great zoo. The animals are active and appear heathy. The enclosures are clean and the whole place seems well maintained. If you visit go to the butterfly area, it costs a couple bucks, but...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Was fun kids loved it. We went in the morning would recommend going later in the day some animals where not out yet because it was early. Over all great zoo

Thank Flynns S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place is lovely to walk through. Very spacious. Not many people there when I went, so I was able to spend quality time looking at the animals. Very clean.

Thank Connie W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Delightful even on a cloudy day. Great animals. Skip the butterfly pavilion until later. Must see Bird House

Thank Nana1744
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Monkey and ape families were so fun. Clean zoo. Got wheelchair in gift shop which helped me last 2 hours here, Some parts were not open like butterfly exhibit, etc.

Thank Tom J
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Roxanne T
27 April 2018|
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Response from dontlikesnow44 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know....are you sure they allow dogs? Check it out to be sure...seems like dogs would annoy some of the animals...
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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.
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