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El Paso Zoo

#6 of 93 things to do in El Paso Features Animals
4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
+1 915-212-0966
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Family Fun Day

We all had a blast at the zoo. Great exhibits and so much to see. Loved seeing the animals, great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Need to plan better a trip to the zoo

If you're looking to have fun and save money: Buy yourself the annual pass. It cost 95-99 dollars... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
+1 915-212-0966
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We all had a blast at the zoo. Great exhibits and so much to see. Loved seeing the animals, great water play area to stay cool, and bonus playground. Even my 15 year old couldn't resist playing in the tree house. $cost was really reasonable...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're looking to have fun and save money: Buy yourself the annual pass. It cost 95-99 dollars. Tickets are 12 for adults and 7.50 kids. Price for the pass includes two adults and five kids. You can take friends of your kids. They don't...More

Thank LiliDmgz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Relaxing. I walked for several hours and listened to podcasts. The one presentation I stopped for was informative and engaging.

Thank KyReserve
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely laid out zoo plan. We read in the newspaper about a short up close talk/experience they were going to give on the Asian Elephant at noon and raced 50 miles from home to catch it. When we arrived they said it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo itself was amazing. I feel like we were up close and personal with the animals. We also got to watch their bird show. It was amazing! Make sure you get a chance to check it out. My only suggestion would be to bring...More

Thank meganhauk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I travel to zoos all over the US. We very much enjoyed the El Paso Zoo. We tried to make as many animal experience talks as we could. I was able to see some live cam exhibits before we ever arrived due...More

Thank Sharla P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The El Paso zoo is a great place to visit with children. The zoo has many different animals that you don't get to see at other zoos. They also have a great historical exhibit about animals that the Spanish brought to the area with the...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of days at the zoo, about 4 hours in total. Sawa a fun bird show, but toddler loved the water feature. He was able to play in the fountains with many other kids. A great way to beat the blistering June...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in El Paso 5 years and never went to the zoo, thinking it could not be good for a place like El Paso. I was wrong. Good size, clean, nice place for animals as far as zoos go. I will go back....More

Thank wkfo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a smaller zoo than others I've visited but very nice. Easy to navigate, great lil amenities for the children including a water fountain play area and tree house, if I had the kids with me there would have been some serious tree house fun....More

Thank Riverbabe60
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Questions & Answers
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.
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.
10 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...