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“A wonderful old zoo boasting free admission and located in the heart of historic Mérida”

Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

Kids young and old will enjoy this historic zoo with an impressive selection of animals. It features an award winning breeding program for large cats and only animals suitable for the climate in Mérida. There are rides for the kids including a train, chairlift, and boats. Admission is totally free and the foods, including hot dogs, cotton candy, and freshly made ice creams, are tasty and cheap. It is a shaded adventure that makes for a needed escape on a hot Mérida day.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

It's was a very pleasant zoo with lots of verity animals. A great place to come with children or with your couple. Don't miss the flamingo, jaguar, lions and the tropical rear colorful birds.

3  Thank shlomio12
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Great with kids. The zoo is free and stocked with animals. Yes, the cages seem a bit small by current zoo standards, but the animals appear happy and well looked after. Loads of big cats (Tigers/Lions/Jaguars/Leopards). Cheap fun family orientated train through the zoo.

The zoo is located in moderate sized park full of child orientated activites; bouncy castles, rides, a large playground (with a real airplane to climb on and slide out of!). Lots of snack/drink stands.

There is also a large grocery store around the corner on Calle 59.

The zoo is a quick taxi ride from the Gran Plaza for a couple of dollars. Good afternoon/evening entertainment for the kids. The zoo closes at 5:00 pm.

2  Thank 242Susan
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

While I think that Zoos that aren't in the animals best interest should be banned, from a selfish point of view I had a great time at Merida zoo. Its free and there were so many happy children there. While the enclosures were not largest in most cases the animals were paired for company. There is a wide range of animals though at times I wonder who's entertaining who. There are loads of activities for children, face painting, go karts, a train rides, music and of course loads of other happy children.

3  Thank alt_de_lette
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

While small, this zoo is a real treat. You get to be up-close-and-personal with a variety of animals. The monkey house is a treat and so is the aviary. Best thing.....it is free. Avoid it on weekend or when school is not in session because it will be packed.

3  Thank rlbennink
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