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“Getting nicer every year”
Review of Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo
Ranked #14 of 239 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Getting nicer every year”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

I am a member of the zoo and I really enjoy coming out to enjoy the beautifully landscaped park on nice days. Lots of variety of animals, some new and very impressive exhibits (e.g., Giants of the Savannah), and even some great close-up opportunities with the animals. Don't have kids (but am one at heart!) and this is a great place to take the family for a nice day out.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Fun place for everyone”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

There is a diversity of animals. So there is plenty of animas to observe and learn about. There is also a train that will take you all the way though the zoo, but there isn't much to see from the train. I would recommend riding it back to the start when you are done looking around.

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McKinney, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“It's OK, but there is better”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

The Dallas Zoo is OK. Last time we went, undergoing major changes to the elephant habitat. We like the Ft.Worth Zoo much better

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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Getting better”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

The Dallas zoo is getting better. The new displays are such an improvement over the old caged animals.

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Nevada, Texas
1 review
“Not very entertaining”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Needs improvement. Several sights were closed. animals hard to view.

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