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Dallas Zoo

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Address: 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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+1 469-554-7500
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The largest zoological experience in Texas, the 106-acre Dallas Zoo offers...

The largest zoological experience in Texas, the 106-acre Dallas Zoo offers fun, educational and entertaining experiences for the whole family. The Zoo's mission is to inspire a passion for nature and conserve wildlife, and guests can see a number of endangered species and learn about a variety of conservation projects the Dallas Zoo supports. Opened in 2010, our award-winning Giants of the Savanna habitat is internationally known. The savanna features elephants, ostrich, zebras, impalas, giraffes, and guineafowl, often mingling together. The Dallas Zoo is home to a herd of five female elephants and 11 giraffes, which guests can feed by hand. Guests will see the fastest land mammal on Earth, the cheetah, as well as African lions who often spend their days sleeping just inches away from the viewing wall inside the Serengeti Grill restaurant. The Wilds of Africa area features rare animals such as gorillas, chimpanzees and okapi. Guests will enjoy getting eye-to-eye with African penguins as they swim effortlessly underwater. Highlights of the ZooNorth section include the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo, a top-rated reptile and amphibian complex featuring albino alligators, and the Koala Walkabout, featuring the only koalas in Texas, red kangaroo, wallabies, and a lorikeet feeding area for up-close adventures. For alternative transportation to the Dallas Zoo, consider the DART Red Line, which delivers guests to the Zoo's front entrance.

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Wonderful day at the zoo.

We just happened to go on special needs day which was perfect for my son. The zoo went above and beyond to include children in different activities around the park. They even set... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Meade, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just happened to go on special needs day which was perfect for my son. The zoo went above and beyond to include children in different activities around the park. They even set up a sensory friendly room! The zoo is beautiful. The cheetah show is amazing. My children loved the children's zoo. Feeding the giraffes was definitely a highlight... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our visit to Dallas, got the City Pass and decided to do the Dallas Zoo. First thing is, it's a pretty big zoo to prepare to walk a lot, if you have little one bring the stroller of wagon, they will get tired. The exhibits are mostly well made giving you good view of the animals. The Dallas Zoo... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a normal zoo. Nothing unusual or different. Mush better zoos within a few miles. Take the tram around the zoo. Enjoyed that part.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dallas Zoo is a great place and it definitely offers something for everyone in the family. They have lots of animals on display and there are plenty of exhibits that allow the guests to interact with the animals. Guests can feed the giraffes, and feed nectar to the tropical birds. Plus we also met Donny the penguin who was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As I have said before this zoo is very close to my wife's heart. Its been 13 years since her grandmother passed. This zoo was their thing every summer. Wow its changed in 2 years. She's waiting for the hippos to return later this year. I would say patiently but that's a lie. The intern in the elephants was so... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous big habitats for the animal this was a beautiful zoo that at times made you feel as if you were visiting another country, especially tiger area. Lots of info on what they are doing for species conservation. Very Very clean. Gorgeous plants everywhere and wide walkways. Monorail ride definitely worth doing. Great for all ages. A dallas don't miss.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Dallas Zoo and were impressed, not only with the variety of animals but also with the cleanliness of the zoo. It's not a large zoo but the animals were well kept and comfortable with their surroundings. Knowing that it was the end of Spring Break, we went early and enjoyed the fact that it was not... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide open spaces so even though it was crowded we didn't feel claustrophobic. We used CityPass which made this very affordable for our family of 4. Definitely ride the Safari Monorail because there are exhibits of animals you would not see otherwise.

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Plano, Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After being away for a few years my 13 and 17 year old grandchildren wanted to go to the zoo. They always enjoyed it when the were younger. The good exhibits were still there and great. The monorail was great after the refurbishment and a nice chance to sit down for grandpa (I did not tell them that). My two... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The animals seemed so stressed. The place is huge and beautiful! But like I said most animals are incredibly sad .. in my opinion. After this experience it is sure that I will never visit a zoo again.

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