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Dallas Zoo

#14 of 239 things to do in Dallas Features Animals
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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Between the ft worth and Dallas zoos this one is much better. Plenty of interaction for the kids, a... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Cary V
via mobile

I love this zoo. It has a lot to offer. It is a fairly large zoo, and some things are spaced a... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Christina J
via mobile
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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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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Between the ft worth and Dallas zoos this one is much better. Plenty of interaction for the kids, a lot to see, and the habitats are really nice. Best value between the two.

Thank Cary V
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I love this zoo. It has a lot to offer. It is a fairly large zoo, and some things are spaced a little farther apart than is necessary. But we went on a slow Tuesday, so I'm guessing that gives people on busier days more...More

Thank Christina J
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

One of the things that I like the zoo is that you don't have to fight metroplex traffic to get here. You can take the light rail line- The redline more specifically, to get to the Dallas zoo. The African exhibit here is excellent. A...More

Thank Rugbyrn60
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great zoo to visit while in Dallas. Not a far drive from downtown Dallas. Reasonable entry price. Make sure you bring your own drinks or snacks! The animals were great to see but I wish there would have been more attractions. The...More

Thank traveler7131314
Reviewed 27 June 2016

this is a small zoo but its just the right size if you don't like to do a lot of walking. It's perfect for families with small children. the grounds are pretty level with not a lot of steep grades. The center of the Zoo...More

Thank gulls25fan
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This zoo has just about every animal you can think of. There is so much to see and I could honestly spend all day here if my family would let me. I guess that is what happens when you absolutely love every animal on the...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I booked the back stage safari and it was fantastic! The money goes to conservation and you ate treated like royalty. We started early which was great for the weather and had first hand interaction with many animals. Feeding the elephant's, up close and personal...More

Thank PeeDeeR
Reviewed 26 June 2016

can feed birds for $1, ride monorail thru half the zoo $5, and feed giraffe for $5 (or 5 for $20), mono rail really fun and worth it on hot days especially. many a/c spots to cool off in and fans running so made walking...More

Thank Alisa C
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The visit to the zoo was great, very educational. The staff are wonderful and the shows they do on the wild encounters stage are great! I also enjoyed the safari adventure tour, totally worth the $5! Also the cheetah encounter was well done, I like...More

Thank Jacquie P
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Early start with boys age 6 and 8. Although Texas heat can be brutal you can manage to see entire zoo within 4 hours. We started at 10 am and we're out zoo by 2:15 perfect timing to avoid mid day heat wave. We spent...More

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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.
14 April 2017|
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Response from indrablanco | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a place called picnic ridge in zoo north