2203 Martin Luther King Blvd
Tyler, Tx. 75702
$$ $8/child – $11.50/adults $$
Fitbit Steps: 4,000
If you haven’t been to Caldwell Zoo or you haven’t gone since you were a kid, go! Although, not too much has changed it is still really awesome. And if you’re looking for 2-4 hours to kill, you totally can!
Now I’m sure you’re all thinking, we already know all there is to know about Caldwell Zoo! And you might be right.. But before you make your 15th trip- make sure you crossed all your T’s & dotted all your I’s … Learn some valuable lessons from our latest experience! ESPECIALLY, if you are traveling with two adventurers (aka sassy sisters) like us!
You think two strong, curly headed cuties won’t get tired walking 2.5 hours? Yea… Me either. That’s why I had every intention of “not being a hero” and renting the $6 wagon savior! Except, REMEMBER your photo ID because even offering to leave your credit card at the wagon desk counter won’t work! They seriously made the girls get back out of the wagon and put it back. AND right after that I didn’t have any quarters to feed the fish/ducks. MOM FAIL of the century. Thank heavens the Zoo is awesome.
Sooo… We all walked. And took many breaks- which included snacks (that I packed in a backpack, one thing I DID remember)
Make sure if you don’t have cash you pre-pay for your birdseed sticks when you buy your tickets at the front because if not, you’ll be in big trouble! Haha- the Walkabout Bird Cage is probably one of the highlights of the zoo!
As you can see, one of our adventurers is more hands on than the other, haha!
There are also tons of other cool animals like tigers, lions & bears, oh my!
Sweet Seri also gave the goats at the petting zoo a snack of her hair..
So let’s recap some reminders:
- Pack a backpack with snacks, water & wipes (the backpack will also come in handy for all the stuff you’ll end up holding)
- Pay for your bird food sticks at the front or bring cash
- Bring quarters for fish/duck food ( I was in major trouble for this one)
- Bring a photo ID to rent a wagon
- TENNISHOES – just wear the comfortable shoes, you won’t regret it.
- Camera / phone
- Reminder::: they’re doing a remodel of “Africa” right now so some of the zoo is under construction!
I think living in East Texas we take Caldwell Zoo for granted, but it really is so an amazing attraction. And if you’re like me you remember when it was free, but I bet the remodel will be amazing and I’m sure possible from entrance fees!
All in all, we recommend Caldwell Zoo.
All our love,