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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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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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+1 469-554-7302
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is such a beautiful and well maintained zoo. The kids zoo is the best! Lots for the young ones to do. They also have a monorail that is very scenic and informative

Thank Kristan P
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Family vacation and my daughter really enjoyed this zoo- we try to visit most every zoo when we go on vacation and this was one of the best! The gorillas and the koalas were so cute!

Thank Megan C
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

I haven't been to the Dallas Zoo in over 10 years. I probably shouldn't have chosen last night to be my first time in so many years. The Halloween Nights even was okay, but I feel that they could improve on some things. 1st...Parking.....They need...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I love zoos, and while this one wasn't the greatest I've been to, it didn't disappoint. It's separated into 2 sections, divided by a tunnel that goes under the motorway. As a kid that always loved cubbies and tunnels etc, I love this. I went...More

Thank iamozbok
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The zoo is easily accessible from the parking lot. We went on the Friday before Halloween so the entire zoo was decked out with decorations which looked beautiful under the falling leaves from the trees. Young kids will love the children's zoo with a place...More

Thank Quetzal2
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Childrens zoo is the tops for preschoolers. Petting zoo, water splash, horse rides. Zoo South is my favorite. Giraffe feeding... monorail riding......Lions, Tigers... Much better than the Ft.Worth Zoo.

Thank Dec1212
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great zoo with awesome exhibits and beautiful grounds. Well designed. Clean, cool and comfortable. The staff are beyond friendly and helpful. The restaurant has very good food and the nicest staff you could ask for! Very enjoyable experience.

Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fun day out for all the family! Worth taking the kids swimming costumes as there's a fun water section. Enjoyed meeting and interacting with some of the birds (couple of dollars extra). Great talks by staff - encouraged the children to ask questions. Lots of...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

well laid out with all the great animals and very knowledgeable staff around every corner who are extremely happy to assist you at any time

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It was nice. It was clean and friendly. Pretty typical of most big city zoos. I like their connection to the Texas State Fair.

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nadegdag18
24 March 2018|
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Response from Rebeccah S | Reviewed this property |
Freeways, highways and 15-20 Miles
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nadegdag18
24 March 2018|
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Response from rnh5510 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the exact distance, but I would guess around 7-8 miles. It's too far to walk.
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Shannon E
2 March 2018|
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Response from Crystal M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a little water stream for the kids to play in on warm days. Make sure to bring a towel and extra clothes for your little ones. Don’t forget the sunscreen. :) They have restrooms in that area for you to change... More
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