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Tropical World

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| Loughnagin, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 1655
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Better than ever. Lots of unique and lively animals

Great place to while away a few hours. Lots of unique animals and birds. Deceptively large once you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Good day out with large group of kids!

Spent s few hours exploring the insects and animals And play area, kids had a ball sat outdoors in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MariaM005
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County Donegal, Ireland
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Tropical World at Alcorn’s, Letterkenny, has best be described by patrons as both “Donegal’s hidden gem” and the “one must see attraction to visit in Donegal”. Tropical World is a fully licensed zoo with an astonishing array of animals, from a dazzling display of butterflies to the world’s smallest monkeys alike. The incredible butterfly house is still the star attraction, with hundreds of amazing tropical butterflies of all shapes and sizes, all in free-flight around you as you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the rainforest. As you leave Letterkenny’s own slice of the Amazon, you’re greeted by the sounds from the tree topped canopies, with beautiful birds of all shapes and sizes from around the globe calling you on. Only after you reach the reptile house can you begin to meet the lemurs and miniature primates that call Tropical World home, along with the raccoons, owls, wallabies, prairie dogs and everyone’s favourite, our family of Meerkats. The overwhelming feeling you get while walking around, is happiness. This is coming from both animals and the visitors, with squawks from the animals and cheers from children in equal measure. Tropical World is open 7 days a week and 70% is under cover, so a great day out is guaranteed, whatever the weather! Amenities include: Full wheelchair accessibility, baby changing facilities, gift shop, picnic area, on-site cafe and to tire the kids out, the fabulous (and fully covered) Monkey Swing Indoor Play Area
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“butterfly house” (25 reviews)
“mini zoo” (22 reviews)
“garden centre” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Loughnagin, Letterkenny, Ireland
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+353 74 912 1655
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"different species"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to while away a few hours. Lots of unique animals and birds. Deceptively large once you get inside

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent s few hours exploring the insects and animals And play area, kids had a ball sat outdoors in picnic area for lunch too ! Only complaint our guide (she had long brown hair in dreadlocks),didn’t introduce herself and wasn’t very informative or appear interested...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Took the kids here for a day out, have been here a few times before the kids love this place as do the adults. So much to see we all love the butterfly house all those beautiful colourful butterflies big and small just need to...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This was our first visit to Tropical World and we hope one day to return, if back in the area! Our first impressions were "Wow!", it was so educational and fun, and the animals so well looked after. The butterfly house was amazing! We totally...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a stunning place to visit we were lucky as the weather was fabulous but is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the Tropical World while in Letterkenny. It is fun for youngers, little zoo in Donegal. Staff very attentive and full of information about the animals. There is a picnic area and a playground. It is a must when traveling in Donegal with young children....More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We visited this month for the first time and were majorly impressed. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The lady at the desk didn't charge for my disabled daughter which was rather lovely. My younger boys loved it and the talk was extremely educational....More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Excellent way of spending a few hours with the kids- great selection of animals and the butterfly house is always magical.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Went here as a family group with the grandchildren and it was a very pleasant experience and everyone really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Could not recommend this place enough! We were the first people there so it was amazing having the place to ourselves. Staff were very friendly and you could see they genuinely cared about the animals. Plenty of parking and located behind a garden shop, so...More

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elaine2209
24 July 2017|
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Response from Tryphiena H | Reviewed this property |
Not within a very close vicinity.
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Tracy P
10 July 2017|
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Response from 57shirley | Reviewed this property |
Mon - Sat 10-5.30pm Sun 1-5.50pm Last in 4.30pm April-sept. Handling sessions during week 12.30 & 3.30pm Handling sun 3.30pm
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Cindy L
22 May 2017|
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Response from MossieFish | Reviewed this property |
Yes they brought out a lizard and corn snake for kids. Butterfly garden is fun. Also a great indoor play area where kids can play. Very nice cafe at the entrance that is known in the area for good food choices.
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