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Dallas Zoo

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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7302
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my favorite zoo

I love how big and clean this zoo is. don't miss the giraffe feeding, this is my favorite part of... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
San Antonio, Texas
Love the Dallas Zoo!

We are members. Love the member perks. They have refreshed the monorail & it's a fun & informative... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Cathy I
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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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  • Average12%
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“wilds of africa” (36 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (27 reviews)
“train ride” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7302
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

I love how big and clean this zoo is. don't miss the giraffe feeding, this is my favorite part of the zoo.

Thank cass_z7
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We are members. Love the member perks. They have refreshed the monorail & it's a fun & informative ride. They are currently building a new habitat for the hippos which will be fun when they are added. Could spend hours watching the new elephant /...More

Thank Cathy I
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Our family used CityPass for our tickets. It is a great way to save on multiple attractions! The exhibits are nice and clean. The Giants of the Savannah was a great area. My adult children fed the giraffes and it's like they were 5 years...More

Thank ALA007
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Dallas zoo is good although it is very spreadout so expect a ton of walking to do. Other than that, it is a typical zoo. Good exhibits and mix of animals

Thank SN019
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Love the zoo. Very clean and fun for the whole family. Some specials they have is $1 Thursday to enter but it only happens once a year in June. Also convenient transportation the dart train is right nest to it.

Thank Daisy M
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Giants of the Savannah exhibit is enough to keep my toddler busy all day... love to come here during the week and let him run free!

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I've lived in the DFW area for 11 years, and this was my first visit to one of the two major zoos. For years, I heard that the FW zoo was better, but in recent years, I've heard that the Dallas zoo's improvements have made...More

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Last year the monorail was closed for repairs. This year it is open again, and my brother, 2 of his grandchildren and I went on it. It was the first time for the three of them, but I had ridden it in years past. You...More

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Due to the 100 degree day, we expected to leave within 2 hours...we stayed about 4 hours because of the abundance of shade trees, misting stations, and indoor options. It's not a large zoo, but a great place with expansive pens for the animals. Especially...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This camp was okay but it is not good for kids that need individual attention. There are some activities that were done daily. The staff was helpful.

Thank jberry2261969
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16 November 2017|
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Response from heathermcalister2 | Reviewed this property |
The African Area is our favorite...the giraffes are so fun to feed and the gorillas are great!!! Its a nice zoo and I agree with the other comment, go early or go on a cloudy/cooler day so all the animals are out!
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.