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“A good deal from CityPass. Animals with character!”
Review of Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo
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US$59.00*
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Houston CityPASS
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US$98.95*
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Ranked #3 of 299 things to do in Houston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, we have over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well being of our residents and guests.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Elma, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A good deal from CityPass. Animals with character!”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

I bought the CityPass Houston and this was among the included attractions. The zoo was well laid out and nicely decorated. A wide variety of animals but the lions were so lazy! My facourites were the meerkat. The attendant was kind enough to give me a few extra lettuce leaves to feed the giraffe. A very exciting experience.

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San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“We loved this zoo”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

In my opinion, this zoo is much better than the San Antonio zoo. They have more natual habitats for their animals, plenty of shade and lots of stay cool areas. The elephants were really active when we visited and the little ones even got in the water and played around a bit. The longhorns were awesome! Bring some swim clothes for the kids to play in the splash zone & don't forget your own towels because one will set you back around $22.

Visited August 2012
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Manvel, Texas
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“Fond memories”
Reviewed 15 August 2012

I was born and raised in Houston and every year in elementary school had a school field trip there. Coming back as an adult, it's still as magical as I remembered. Try to go in the spring though as summers here are sweltering!

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Just your everyday zoo”
Reviewed 15 August 2012

There is nothing really special about this zoo. They didn't have any primates out, the lions were way in the back getting some shade, and the elephants stood perfectly still the whole time. They had a couple of good longhorns though. I guess a zoo will never be the same after your childhood years have passed. The food here was terrible. Don't go hungry if you're not bringing kids. I saw a lot of people with rolling ice chests with drinks in them. Good idea cause a bottle water cause around $4. We got the CityPass so it was cheaper than it normally would be.

Visited July 2012
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The Woodlands, Texas
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“Great every time.”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

They are constantly working and improving here. Animals seem comfortable. I would not recommend going in heat/summer. Eating places are awesome. Be aware of your stuff around eating carts. I placed my canon camera on the cart to get money out and never found it.

Visited December 2011
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