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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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huge habitats for animals

Gorgeous big habitats for the animal this was a beautiful zoo that at times made you feel as if you were visiting another country, especially tiger area. Lots of info on what they... read more

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gorgeous big habitats for the animal this was a beautiful zoo that at times made you feel as if you were visiting another country, especially tiger area. Lots of info on what they are doing for species conservation. Very Very clean. Gorgeous plants everywhere and wide walkways. Monorail ride definitely worth doing. Great for all ages. A dallas don't miss.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently visited the Dallas Zoo and were impressed, not only with the variety of animals but also with the cleanliness of the zoo. It's not a large zoo but the animals were well kept and comfortable with their surroundings. Knowing that it was the end of Spring Break, we went early and enjoyed the fact that it was not... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wide open spaces so even though it was crowded we didn't feel claustrophobic. We used CityPass which made this very affordable for our family of 4. Definitely ride the Safari Monorail because there are exhibits of animals you would not see otherwise.

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Plano, Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After being away for a few years my 13 and 17 year old grandchildren wanted to go to the zoo. They always enjoyed it when the were younger. The good exhibits were still there and great. The monorail was great after the refurbishment and a nice chance to sit down for grandpa (I did not tell them that). My two... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The animals seemed so stressed. The place is huge and beautiful! But like I said most animals are incredibly sad .. in my opinion. After this experience it is sure that I will never visit a zoo again.

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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