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Dallas Zoo

#14 of 239 things to do in Dallas Features Animals
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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Great zoo experience

I haven't been to the Dallas Zoo in decades. The last time I went, I told myself that I won't be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas

This is a GREAT experience for the entire family and friends. For folks visiting Dallas , it is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brad H
Royse City, Texas
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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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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to the Dallas Zoo in decades. The last time I went, I told myself that I won't be missing anything if I never came back. My kids had always gone to the Ft. Worth zoo for school trips and I would take...More

1  Thank ChikaLadybug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a GREAT experience for the entire family and friends. For folks visiting Dallas , it is a MUST DO. The membership at the zoo is huge. parking is easy and the entire staff is polite, informative and very professional. It opened in 1888,...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My oldest daughter when she was 7 painted a card for the giraffes and wanted to feed them, which she did at the zoo. At the deck you are at the same height as the giraffe's head so it's very easy to feed them! That's...More

Thank Pasofresco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

(I went to the Dallas Zoo solo as an adult just for my Travel and Table blog. ) The award winning Dallas Zoo is THE place to be in springtime!  If you haven't been to the Dallas Zoo in a while, it's time to see...More

1  Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is by far one of the best I've seen. I'm from a small town in Mississippi and Dallas zoo exceeds my expectations!!

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For families of all ages, this is a beautiful zoo with lots of animals and vegetation all around. Very new walkways and well manicured. Cost is reasonable and it is a great way to spend the morning or afternoon with the family. Highly recommend!

Thank REF W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had so much fun! It's a small zoo but doesn't really feel like your in the city. We did everything in around 3 hours. We got there around 11 and even though we missed most of the morning animal stuff we still saw a lot...More

Thank bpeters8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a great zoo in Milwaukee with lots of animals, but the Dallas Zoo is amazing. The animals are all in their natural habitat! The zoo has plenty of shade! The Zoo personal are very informative and love to tell you about the animals!...More

Thank cherylbE6142DH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time at the Dallas Zoo this past weekend. I highly recommend the Backstage Safari - it was an amazing experience. All the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The is very well laid out with lots of places with shade to...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monorail is excellent and well worth the extra $5.00 per person. When we visited the temperature was in the 90s with heat index over 100, due to this most animals were inside or otherwise out of sight. Sad that the zoo does not have...More

Thank FiddleFamily
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13 May 2017|
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Response from topper711 | Reviewed this property |
I would go with never stop advice either way you can't go wrong at the zoo!
23 April 2017|
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Response from DudesAdrift | Reviewed this property |
If you are at a hotel anywhere on a DART rail line, it is easy to get to the zoo. If you are not near DART rail line, take Uber to the nearest station. Zoo is on the red DART line.
14 April 2017|
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Response from indrablanco | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a place called picnic ridge in zoo north