Home to more than 1,700 animals of 300 species--including orangutans, Sumatran tigers, Komodo dragons, African lions, and lemurs--Cameron Park Zoo lets you view exotic animals from all over the world. Tour themed areas, such as the Asian forest, lemur island, and the saltwater reef aquarium. Meet docile residents, and sit in on animal presentations. The zoo also provides behind-the-scenes tours that bring you to areas normally off limits to the public. Free parking is available nearby. Plan your visit to Cameron Park Zoo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Waco trip maker tool.
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Cameron Park Zoo reviews
What a great zoo! Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo is the perfect size for a three hour or so visit. Its winding, tree-covered, walkways make an otherwise hot Texas day far more comfortable. The up-close...
What a great zoo! Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo is the perfect size for a three hour or so visit. Its winding, tree-covered, walkways make an otherwise hot Texas day far more comfortable. The up-close... more »
Cameron Park Zoo was a wonderful surprise! It's small enough to get through leisurely in about three hours, but with plenty of animals to see, many of them very close up. We just happened to pass by..... more
Cameron Park Zoo was a wonderful surprise! It's small enough to get through leisurely in about three hours, but with plenty of animals to see, many of them very close up. We just happened to pass by..... more »
There's so many things to do there there's so many different animals you can look at it took me like 3 hours to get across and we got lunch at 2:00.
There's so many things to do there there's so many different animals you can look at it took me like 3 hours to get across and we got lunch at 2:00. more »
We really enjoyed this zoo. It was laid out very well. You can tell the animals are cared for here. Their environments were clean and the animals looked healthy. They had lots of items in their habitat that kept them busy. We went in the morning when it was cooler and that was fun since they were feeding the animals. The kids really enjoyed the slide that goes through the water in the otter habitat. The staff was also very friendly and helpful.
This was a good zoo. We wish there were more animals. It seemed like they may have been doing renovations since a lot seemed empty or closed. We loved all of the shaded areas and how beautiful the layout is. This is a great place for families. Remember to bring your water bottle as they have plenty of places to fill up. We'll worth the price.
Not too large. Not too small. But just right! This zoo is nicely sized to complete in a few hours. The path winding throughout offers varying views of the animal and enclosure without blocking the animal. If that makes sense…. Would recommend. It was worth the drive from Austin for sure.
Such a great experience. Kids loved it as well as us adults. So many animals! Diffently Recommended walking shoes. Don't underestimate the distance or size of this zoo. Unfortunately was not able to feed giraffes due to covid. But still had a great time. I recommend bringing sandwiches and drinks. Food can be pricey. I like that there is a aquarium as well with cool fish. The gift shop has unique and nice stuff for memories. There is a lot of hills up and down. My mother was in a wheelchair so it made it harder to push just keep that in mind if you have a disabled member of your group. The animals looked healthy and well taken care of. Would go again for sure.
I LOVE this zoo, by far the best I’ve been to in all of Texas. I travelled 2 hours to visit, and was not disappointed! The grounds are beautiful & naturally lush, makes for a beautiful walk. And there is a broad variety of animals to observe, I especially loved the reptile & aquarium buildings. There is plenty for the kids to do, even a little park, tree house, and little things mixed into different areas. Great place for the whole family.
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