Tropical World, Letterkenny

4.8
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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  • This is a great place to visit if you love animals! Meerkats in letterkenny who would think it. Loads of other animals there, living in Donegal the nearest Zoo is Belfast/ Dublin so this is a lovely p...  more »
  • I think we were the first to arrive today to it, even before the staff it seemed and we were half way around the park before we encountered anyone. I expected more akin to the terrible place that I'd ...  more »
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  • We went to visit this place on a rainy day and I have to say it was great! Our kids age 3 and 5 absolutely loved the tip. They even have a couple of dinosaurs in there 🙃 Very clean, owners were nice and friendly, good coffee, nice shop and playing area for children :) I highly recommend a visit to this mini zoo :)
  • Didn't know what to expect when we arrived as plant nursery beside. Kids really enjoyed it good selection of animals v entertaining. Had lunch in the tea room again very good
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