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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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Beautiful Zoo

I thoroughly enjoyed this Zoo and thought it was more beautiful than most. The paths and animal areas were nice to walk around and look into. Some great animals to see other than... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this Zoo and thought it was more beautiful than most. The paths and animal areas were nice to walk around and look into. Some great animals to see other than we didn't get to see the giraffes:( A lot of the animals liked to hangout right at their glass viewing areas which you don't see very often... More 

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Thank Stene1819
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved visiting this zoo. Perfect thing to do solo or with the family. Parking fills up fast in the main lot so either arrive early or expect to park in the overflow area. I arrived right when the zoo opened and I had to park in the overflow area. Expect to pay 7-8 dollars for parking which was a... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Dallas Zoo with our granddaughters this week and really enjoyed our day! The Dallas Zoo is continuing to expand and improve. It is really well maintained, clean and beautifully landscaped. New exhibits, more comfortable surroundings. The train ride was really surprising to be able to see the zoo sights. Wilds of Africa area is really nice. Our... More 

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Thank Andrey N
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an awesome zoo! Very well maintained and the exhibits were very large. Staff was very interactive

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Arlington, TX
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really had a lot of fun. We took the tram and saw things we wouldn't have seen. My favorite part was feeling the giraffes - that was awesome!!!! Even the teen girls loved that part. We took a friend for our daughter so the girls got to experience it together and my husband and I hung back a little... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was nice to see basic animals at this zoo and it isn't too large so you can easily get through it in about 4 hours. Parking was easy, too.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the kids & grandkids to the Dallas Zoo this year. I haven't been to this zoo since my kids were young and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it is just as nice as was back then. The safari tram is great and they have a new hippo exhibit that wasn't open yet when we were there but... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The zoo is clean and enjoyable to walk through, but not one of the best zoos I've ever been to. I thought the giraffes were really impressive. The anteaters were neat. The safari train looked cool, although it cost extra. The paths are nice and wide. I enjoyed how there is some shade provided from trees. The new hippo exhibit... More 

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Denison, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of improvements since last time I visited which was may years ago. Pricey but worth the visit! Go and enjoy!

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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a family membership on the day of our visit, its so worth it! The staff were friendly and helpful and answered all of my questions. The exhibits are clean and they have a huge variety of wildlife to see.

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