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Tropical World

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| Loughnagin, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 1655
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A great wee spot

This is a great place to spend couple hours , suits adults and children Not over priced either... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joy1986
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N Ireland
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Top attraction

Wonderful place for the kids and adults, well worth admission price. Great kids play area as well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Meg b
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Pettigo, Ireland
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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 of all shapes and sizes, all in free-flight around you as you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the rainforest. As you leave Letterkenny’s own slice of the Amazon, 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 the raccoons, owls, wallabies, prairie dogs and everyone’s favourite, our family of Meerkats. The overwhelming feeling you get while walking around, is happiness. This is coming from both animals and the visitors, with squawks from the animals and cheers from children in equal measure. Tropical World is open 7 days a week and 70% is under cover, so a great day out is guaranteed, whatever the weather! Amenities include: Full wheelchair accessibility, baby changing facilities, gift shop, picnic area, on-site cafe and to tire the kids out, the fabulous (and fully covered) Monkey Swing Indoor Play Area
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“butterfly house” (25 reviews)
“mini zoo” (22 reviews)
“garden centre” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Loughnagin, Letterkenny, Ireland
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+353 74 912 1655
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"butterfly house"
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"mini zoo"
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"garden centre"
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"play area"
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"butterfly area"
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"butterfly room"
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"small animals"
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"great selection of animals"
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"bearded dragon"
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"under cover"
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"hidden gem"
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"different species"
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"few hours"
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"adventure playground"
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"dinosaur section"
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"tropical birds"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend couple hours , suits adults and children Not over priced either There is a cafe here an the food looks great . You can also use the picnic area if you have your sandwiches etc There s a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place for the kids and adults, well worth admission price. Great kids play area as well as all the animals. Can’t wait to return.

Thank Meg b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go with kids staff are brilliant really friendly and helpful, my 2 year old bumped her head and a lovely lady gave her stickers to help her stop crying!! We could have spent all day in there and it's perfect even on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called into Tropical World for a quick look around. It's a nice shop. with pleasant Staff. . I liked it. Easy to find. Worth a visit. Try it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here numerous times and its a great place that gets better every year, very clean with happy animals, great indoor play area for kids, good place to go on a wet day.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to while away a few hours. Lots of unique animals and birds. Deceptively large once you get inside

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Spent s few hours exploring the insects and animals And play area, kids had a ball sat outdoors in picnic area for lunch too ! Only complaint our guide (she had long brown hair in dreadlocks),didn’t introduce herself and wasn’t very informative or appear interested...More

1  Thank MariaM005
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Took the kids here for a day out, have been here a few times before the kids love this place as do the adults. So much to see we all love the butterfly house all those beautiful colourful butterflies big and small just need to...More

Thank Stephenie K
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This was our first visit to Tropical World and we hope one day to return, if back in the area! Our first impressions were "Wow!", it was so educational and fun, and the animals so well looked after. The butterfly house was amazing! We totally...More

1  Thank Ruth C
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a stunning place to visit we were lucky as the weather was fabulous but is well worth a visit.

1  Thank carolinelosty236
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joy1986
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Response from Stephenie K | Reviewed this property |
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Not within a very close vicinity.
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Tracy P
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Response from 57shirley | Reviewed this property |
Mon - Sat 10-5.30pm Sun 1-5.50pm Last in 4.30pm April-sept. Handling sessions during week 12.30 & 3.30pm Handling sun 3.30pm
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