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Amarillo Zoo

#7 of 52 things to do in Amarillo Features Animals
700 Comanchero, Amarillo, TX 79107
+1 806-381-7911
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Small, but an enjoyable way to spend a morning.

We arrived early enough that it wasn't yet hot. VERY inexpensive entry fee ($10 total for the three... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DougOdessa_Texas
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Odessa, Texas
Nice surprise, small but perfect

This zoo is very small, however it has some of the best animal habits I've seen. The tigers and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
APHP123
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 60 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just look...you'll experience the animal world.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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700 Comanchero, Amarillo, TX 79107
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+1 806-381-7911
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived early enough that it wasn't yet hot. VERY inexpensive entry fee ($10 total for the three of us). Staff was VERY friendly and helpful. There is a small concessions area, but it was too soon after breakfast for us to eat. Gift shop...More

Thank DougOdessa_Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is very small, however it has some of the best animal habits I've seen. The tigers and lions are in cages that you can walk up to. It was so cool to see them so close. My daughter loved the reptile house, it...More

Thank APHP123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is a nice little zoo. My daughter and I enjoyed spending some time here. We walked around the zoo twice, it's that small. But, it's not overwhelming. If you are in town and need to kill some free time, this would be...More

Thank swansong79
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Zoo is perfect size, about 3 hrs to see everything . Admission is really reasonable. The Lions were my favorite as you are so close to them. The male lion was roaring and I got it on video. We loved seeing the Buffalo--don't have them...More

Thank mommyrice3
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Amarillo Zoo is no major attraction; however, it is a fun place to go for lunch or for a quick trip. The staff is amazing and there are a lot of animals to look at for the size of the city. It is very...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We were traveling through Amarillo on Monday and happen to notice that the zoo is free on Monday's. This meant some animals were not out. The herpetarium was cool. A bright yellow snake was interesting to watch. The park is not visually appealing. Not a...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I want to start by saying that most zoos depress me. I feel sorry for the animals. I took my friend's kids ( all under the age of 10) and they liked it. It is very small. It featured a lot of native animals, as...More

Thank tumbleweed_travels
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I am Australian and I was disappointed to see one lone red male kangaroo in an enclosure at Amarillo Zoo. Kangaroos are social animals and move in packs called mobs. To see this one solitary kangaroo without a mate highlighted some of what I think...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

It's a small town zoo, yes - but it's really pretty good especially considering the price of admission. This is an extremely affordable option for the whole family, it's a great day at the zoo!

2  Thank Cary and Kelly R
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were expecting a quick visit due to the size of Amarillo, but we spent 90 minutes wandering and seeing each exhibit, looking for the animals to come out. The zoo has all the typical exhibits and a neat education center to learn more. Reasonable...More

3  Thank LVSquared
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Mcgilvary
23 July 2017|
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Response from bucky70 | Reviewed this property |
the zoo doesn't have either, but. should see both on the road way if you go out of town.
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Trenton M
28 January 2017|
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Response from Haley W | Property representative |
Hi Trenton- The cost of admission id $4 for adults, $3 for seniors (age 62+) and $2 for children (age 3-12); children 2 and under are free.
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