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El Paso Zoo

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4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
+1 915-212-0966
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Go Early to Zoo

Beat the sun, go early, morning train available, strollers,adult motorized carts available, take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IDR2014
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
May the fourth be with you

The El Paso Zoo hosted "May the fourth be with you " The zoo was full of Star Wars characters. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
612liliar
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El Paso, Texas
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Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring, and the Foster Tree House Playground. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
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+1 915-212-0966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beat the sun, go early, morning train available, strollers,adult motorized carts available, take sun lotion, hat, umbrella, water and good walking shoes. Zoo is fantastic, won't disappoint. Kid area is shaded with plenty of climbing, playing area all ages and plus water fountains from ground...More

Thank IDR2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The El Paso Zoo hosted "May the fourth be with you " The zoo was full of Star Wars characters. It was like a Halloween party. My 7 year old son had a great time. The atmosphere and weather was perfect. I haven't been to...More

Thank 612liliar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a smaller zoo with very nice habitats and cool animals. Our kids liked the lions and elephants the most. The sea lion was also great. Apart from the animals our kids loved playing in the tree-house playground area. The playground gave my wife...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This was one of the attractions that the kids were looking forward to when visiting El Paso for the weekend. Its not a big zoo, but all the major animals, with good keeper talks that were not crowded. Many different shows as well and a...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The EP Zoo is great for kids. We were visiting the city and took our 2 year old. Glad we did because she had a great time. It took about two hours.

Thank Linzie C
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Such a beautiful zoo! I was even able to watch how they care for their large elephants. The animals were very playful and looked very happy.

1  Thank averyfamily3
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Took my daughters and grand daughter there, I was pleasantly surprised with there exhibits. Nice place to go for a half day excursion

Thank GTLightning
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is a good place to spend a half of a day with the children or grandchildren. Is it the best zoo I have been too, not even close. Is it pretty good, convenient, and has room for improvement, absolutely! The exhibits are good but...More

Thank Funtraveler2014
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Went on a Saturday and was really packed, and was told at the entrance an area to go park at because the parking area was full.. walked to zoo, looked small. Bigger than i thought, but decent. Train ride is very cute and nice for...More

Thank Desiree P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We have a soon to be 4 year old so while there is so much to do in El Paso; we decided to bring him to the zoo. I was presently surprised after our visit. We went during a weekday so it was not busy...More

Thank Charlene D
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rosalchino
22 May 2016|
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Response from el paso z | Property representative |
Yes, please feel free to bring food and drinks - just please no glass containers. Alcohol is also not allowed.
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BRI_Banking
22 July 2015|
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Response from el paso z | Property representative |
Hi there. Small family groups may bring snacks with them to the Zoo. Picnic tables are provided for public use.
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11 April 2015|
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Response from swisslion43 | Reviewed this property |
Ages 2 & Under Free Ages 3 to 12 $7.50 Ages 13 to 59 $12.00 Active Duty Military & Spouse w/ID $9.00 Ages 60 & over $9.00 Zoological Socie...
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