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Macon Richardson
· April 18, 2018
This is a wonderful zoo for all ages. I was so impressed at how well kept and healthy all of the animals were and how clean the grounds are. There are wide paths around the zoo which makes getting aro...und easy and the animals can all be seen from different vantage points, so if one spot is crowded you can easily move to another spot and get a look up close. All of the employees were helpful and polite and my family had a wonderful experience. Thank you Caldwell Zoo! See More
Stephanie Wheat
· March 24, 2018
We had a fabulous time! Weather was perfect (not too hot), so we got to see all the animals which were very active. The kids loved feeding the giraffes and birds. The zoo was exquisitely maintained a...nd clean. The staff were all friendly and helpful when inquiring about the animals.
We’ve been to many zoos, and for a smaller zoo, they had a lot of different kinds of animals. Reasonably priced, as well!
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Laurie C. Giusti
· April 14, 2018
I have been too zoos all over this great nation, and I was pleasantly surprised by the Caldwell Zoo, especially considering how reasonable the ticket prices are! Don't miss the Wild Bird Walk-About, i...t was the absolute favorite exhibit for the children AND adults in our party. Beautiful grounds, well-kept animals and spacious habitats makes Caldwell Zoo a lovely place to spend an afternoon with family. See More
Amber Shellenberger
· April 12, 2018
I had a GREAT atone there and was so excited to see all the animals and reptiles and just everything!!! But I’m sorry I have to say the animals looked so stressed out and like they’re anxiety was real... high....maybe it’s just me but they looked very sad and opinion but it was very nice my kids had a good time thanks to Martins Mill school See More
Carrie Journell
· April 2, 2018
The Caldwell Zoo is by far the best family activity in NE Texas or the Arklatex. The new giraffe and elephant habitats are outstanding and the variety of animals is very nice. The zoo is affordable, w...alkable and small enough to not be overwhelming to children. One of my daughter's first words was "zoo" and she still asks to go at least twice a week. Thanks in no small part to the Caldwell Zoo, she has learned a love of animals that is reflected in her kindness and care toward them whenever she encounters then. See More
Michelle Ethridge
· September 20, 2017
A great zoo! Big enough to spend a day leisurely enjoying the exhibits, but not exhaustingly large! Because it is a smaller zoo, there are more opportunities for unique experiences! For instance, one ...slow afternoon a zoo keeper offered to take my kids and I inside the lions building. It was an experience we will never forget! Also, the members evening is fantastic! We love going behind the scenes and the employees are informative and so patient with all our questions. I also took my girl scout troop here for a bug workshop to earn their insect patch. It was really fun and a great learning experience. We love Caldwell Zoo! See More
Leslie Ivey Crowson
· April 8, 2018
What an amazing Zoo, so nice to have a super clean place to take the Grandchildren too... Was our first trip but definitely won’t be the last
Sarah Berry
· March 27, 2018
Always a fun trip to the zoo! They have made several improvements over the years and we don’t mind paying to tour. The best part was the giraffe section where you get to be up close and feed them. Super cool.
Susan Livsey
· October 3, 2017
I took my 12 year old son this past Sunday. Thank you so much for offering the phone book pass! What an awesome thing for us!! My favorite has always been the reptile house, ever since I was a little ...girl. But the giraffe attraction has now won my heart! I fell in love with it and my son and I had so much fun feeding the giraffe!! Absolutely awesome!! See More
Angela Hall
· March 31, 2018
Very family oriented and a place that never gets old !! My mom took my brothers and I and it’s an experience I wanted to also enjoy with my children !!
Andrew Laub
· March 31, 2018
Great small zoo to get thru in a few hours with kids. You can get very close to animals too! Giraffes were awesome.
Melissa Meka
· March 22, 2018
We had such a fantastic time with our two year old! Everything was so beautiful and staff was super friendly. We can’t wait to go back.
Naomi Malone
· October 30, 2017
I first came here in 2013 when I was on vacation from California and visiting my boyfriend. We just did the boo at the zoo yesterday and the kids had a blast! Great zoo and very nice staff!
Nancy Bareswill Henderson
· October 26, 2017
Great day at the zoo because Mother Nature cooperated with a sunny cool Fall day. Employees were very friendly answering questions about the animals. The new updates are wonderful. Lots of seating ins...ide and outside of the cafe and the restrooms were clean. See More
Shayne Maxfield
· March 25, 2018
It was great. My daughter really enjoy it. 3x we went and going every year. We travel from Bossier City La. It’s worth the drive. !!!
Kayla Salas
· October 29, 2017
We had a wonderful time this weekend! I haven't been to this wonderful zoo in a long time but I spent my childhood there. So glad to celebrate Halloween in such a great place.
Rachel Kinder
· October 29, 2017
What a waste of money!!! There were hardly any animals! The animals that were there looked extremely malnourished and sad! We were in and out of the zoo within an hour and a half! Way overpriced! Will... never be back! See More
Nick Everhart
· March 31, 2018
Usually don’t write reviews, but this zoo was awesome. We were visiting the area and decided to take the kids which were not disappointed.
Robert Bush
· April 17, 2018
Awesome, even after all these dogs are good too....
James McFarlane
· January 31, 2018
I made so many fond memories at the Caldwell Zoo! I can’t wait to bring my daughter to visit!
Kelley Rogers
· March 16, 2018
Always a great time here at the zoo. My son loves it. You can feed the giraffes and it wonderful.
Abbey Toshach
· 14 hours ago
Loved every minute of our time there! It's a beautiful place.
Meghan Grudza
· April 12, 2017
Had a great time visiting the zoo! All of the new additions were great and we loved feeding the giraffe! We went early in the day, so most of the animals were out and some were being fed (which was ed...ucational for our niece). The staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Overall, a great time and I definitely recommend feeding the birds (it's a bit overwhelming at first, but they settle down). See More
Erin Ezell Gonzales
· April 16, 2018
I feel like I could go several times and see new things I missed before
Jenae Lee Fast
· April 17, 2018
Great little zoo!! We went yesterday thinking it would be nice and quiet. But I think it was "Field trip" day! 😄
Renee Gray McCurdy
· January 19, 2016
We visited on 1/18/16. More than half the zoo is closed off, cafe is closed, several exhibits are closed, there are very few animals. Most of the trails were blocked off. You walk all the way around t...he zoo, then backtrack to go out. So, it's like walking around the zoo twice, just to get out. They should have at least left an opening at the end of the trial so you can walk to the front without having to backtrack the entire trail. It wouldn't have been so bad to backtrack if there had actually been something to see. If 50%, or more, of the zoo is closed down, then the admission should be half-price. All of the flower beds/landscaping were dead and needed cleaned up. Lastly, it stinks! They need to clean the cages more often, including the Plexiglas viewing areas (so dirty you can't see thru them). Once all of the construction is complete, the exhibits actually have animals in them, cages are cleaned, and the landscaping/flower beds are cleaned up, then it will be a nice zoo. *note* No firearms allowed- concealed or open carry. See More
Freida Stovall Grammer
· June 4, 2016
Very disappointed on our visit today most all the animals looked as if they are drugged only maybe 5 was moving around that was the fish and turtles and one lion was walking around one giraffe was it was not worth the money we spent today as sad as it is to say will not come back for a long time to this one See More
Rachal Mitchell
· March 1, 2016
We went last weekend, half the zoo was closed off, no water only cokes, no food stands open, it took like a few hours to walk what wasn't closed off, the snake/reptile was disastrous! Running into pe...ople, it was pitch black needs a few more lights too see! I know zoos smell but it was overwhelming in certain areas, hardly any animals to view as well, first time visiting, wasn't worth the trip. See More
Robbie Meshell
· April 17, 2017
Our favorite place to go! Can't complain about a thing. Excited for what is to come & considering a membership. Great place for people who aren't expecting a show but quality time with your family & ...a safe place for kiddos to wander about & learn! Keep up the good work Caldwell Zoo we LOVE you! See More
Kathy Davis
· June 24, 2015
I have come to this zoo for over 35 years now with my children and grandchildren. It can be covered in about 3 hours, but we usually take 6 or 7. It is very clean and the employees are friendly and se...em to care very much about the animals and don't mind chatting with you to educate on their section. See More
Janita Renae Crouch
· May 22, 2017
Have been coming to this zoo for 20 years. I absolutely love it. Never had a bad experience here. Takes about 2 hours to see everything. Which is perfect when you have a toddler in tow!
Lorraine Iervolino
· August 20, 2015
Took my grandsons here many times. I am disabled so the paths and the size can be covered in one afternoon. Come early when it's cooler. The animals are more active then.
Robert Seabourn
· December 18, 2013
My wife and I have three kids and love this Zoo, we love to go to the Zoo when we are on vacation and this is by far my family's favorite.
Kendra Wangler
· March 26, 2017
Great visit, with great weather! The new updates are wonderful too! It was nice seeing most animals out getting some sun!
Ted Miot
· September 25, 2016
Had a great time on my first visit. Can't wait to return after the construction is complete.
Candance Crippen
· April 23, 2014
Love the zoo and so do my children and we are all excited for summer break and getting to plan for our big day at the zoo!!:)
Lisa Browning DeLoach
· December 28, 2013
I love the zoo. I even worked there for awhile. The best deal is to be a member and you get to see some of the behind the scenes stuff and other special events they have once a month.
Lee Amanda Harris
· March 10, 2017
Been a member for years, we love having such a beautiful zoo on our backyard
Jennifer Denise Lacefield
· October 21, 2016
My husband and I took our daughter yesterday. We had a great time. We will definitely come back.
Melissa Hassell
· July 7, 2014
Thanks for a great camp for my five year old!! She had a wonderful time! Wonderful staff and activities!
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Did you know that the Caldwell Zoo is accredited by the The Association of Zoos and Aquariums? Every 5 years, the AZA sends a team of experts to examine our operations and ensure that we are meeting the AZA standards for all areas of the zoo. In 2019, we will be evaluated for reaccredidation, so that you can continue to trust that we are giving our animals the best care possible!

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