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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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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Nice morning

Thought this was a very nice zoo. Good signage, very helpful employees, animals seemed content. Loved the children's area

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought this was a very nice zoo. Good signage, very helpful employees, animals seemed content. Loved the children's area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on Spring Break and took my son 7 years old and my nephews, 10 and 5 yo! All of them had a great time! Train ride is $5 per person and wasn't the best but did enjoy seeing the waterfalls! Hippo area was closed due to construction. Loved the elephants and giraffes exhibits! The kids play area was also... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had a very good time at the Dallas Zoo. It was a nice cool day when we went so most of the animals were active. The kids really enjoyed the chimpanzee exhibit and feeding the giraffes. Not as big or crowded as the Fort Worth Zoo but we enjoyed it just as much.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Zoo is really Big, required lots of walking. Enjoyed the monorail. Loved the African Safari area. Also liked the Koalas. Parking is a long distance from the Zoo entrance! Come prepared and in comfortable shoes

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Nice way to spend a summer or warm or just a free day is to spend a day surrounded by nature, in a clean environment and going to see lots of animals. Parking the car is easy, lots of space, and is relatively cheap (8 USD). The Zoo wasn't as big as we thought, and unfortunately a couple of... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can feed the giraffes! Enough said! We don't have zoo's where you can do that where we are from... so we loved that! The zoo is clean and the staff is nice. I loved the enclosures for the animals because they seemed more natural and less confined. Overall great little zoo.

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun day with the family.So we compared the forth worth zoowith the Dallas zoo and thought this was better due to the elephant and giraffe. The wilds of Africa witch is the south side of the park is big with elephants and giraffes,very cool to see plus you can feed the giraffe $5.00 for romaine lettuce make... More 

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo to visit filled with variety of animals. I personally like the giraffes feeding area. Overall good place to explore animals and nature and get some exercise in.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed when my in-laws bought us a season pass to the Dallas Zoo as a Christmas gift, as I couldn't imagine wanting to go to the zoo more than once, maybe twice, in a year. Our experience, however, has been that with a season pass, we do not feel the pressure to see all there is to see,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The WIlds of Africa exhibit at the Dallas Zoo is worth the price of admission. Elephants, giraffes, gorillas and other animals have a large habitat to roam and were easy to seeand enjoy during some mild-to-cool days of December 2016. Even better, the zoo discounts prices during the winter months to make it more affordable for a family visit. We... More 

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