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“Great Mid-Sized Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo
Ranked #1 of 63 things to do in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great Mid-Sized Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2008

We took a road trip to Waco to see the Cameron Park Zoo and Dr. Pepper Museum over spring break. We went to the Zoo less than an hour after it opened and the DPM in the afternoon. It was a good thing we did the zoo early because it got hot by the afternoon and the parking lot filled up. People were waiting for us to pull out of our parking spot.

This zoo only takes about 2 1/2 hours to leisurely walk through. Because it is laid out in a loop, you never have to double back or worry about missing exhibits. Because they participate in the national zoo membership program, it cost us nothing to get in. That left us more money to buy things at their shop for the kids!

The animals appear to be well taken care of and the park is spotless. If you go early in the day, it isn't at all crowded, either.

I call it a midsized zoo because large zoos take upwards of 4 hours or more and small zoos take only an hour or so. It is just about right sized for a family. Much shorter and you feel ripped off, much longer and you become exhausted.

If you want to picnic lunch afterward, turn right out of the parking lot entrance and drive straight down 4th St/Ave until you enter Cameron Park proper. There are many meandering roads and picnic pavilions under trees to stop at and eat lunch. They even have Frisbee golf if you want to play. Just bring your own Frisbee!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great zoo for the family!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2007

We just visited the Cameron Park Zoo with our one and half year old and it is a very well maintained zoo. It is approximately 1.5 hours north of Austin. The parking is free and they have a nice big lot.

The neat thing about this zoo is they have kept all of the natural trees and vegetation so it feels like you are out in the woods. Nothing feels fabricated or contrived. The exhibits are very good as well. Some of the animals we saw include meerkats, lions, giraffes, tigers, owls, rhinos, bison, and deer. My little one really enjoyed the aquarium exhibits since he could get up close to the fish.

The animals all look healthy and well taken care of. The zoo was also laid out well and we enjoyed the walking from one exhibit to another.

We all enjoyed our visit and highly recommend this zoo to anyone whether you have children or not!

4 Thank munoz07
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