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Dallas Zoo

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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7302
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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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  • Average13%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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+1 469-554-7302
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Seemed popular with TONS of people and kids everywhere but cages were very small, especially for big cat area,... I would not recommend or go again

Thank Travelslightly88
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went yesterday fathers day with the family but wasnt what i was expecting fort worth Texas zoo is much verter and has more animales and has more to water and cheeper

Thank Juan p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps I’m spoiled having a Chester Zoo and London zoo in the U.K. but this was just average. Included with Citypass otherwise I’m not sure I would have gone.

Thank GCarnaffan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Friday (memorial day weekend) after school let out. I was really rethinking my decision, however, turned out to be very nice. We did not use the main entrance, which was a accident on my part, but i found easy parking and...More

1  Thank txsswtpie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Dallas Zoo because I purchased a Dallas City Day Pass thus I attended. The Dallas Zoo was nothing spectacular just like any regular Zoo. I must say go early because it gets really hot and many of the animals won’t be out.

Thank A1STAT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am bias because I love elephants and love what this zoo has done with their elephant habitat. They have a herd of 6 with a baby birthed at the zoo under 2. They had a nice elephant talk and the elephants came to interact...More

1  Thank Barbvan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a beautiful zoo, the size is reasonable and it is filled with beautiful animals of every kind, no way to get bored. loved the giraffe feeding!

1  Thank Andrea R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to the Dallas zoo. We have memberships so we go several times a year. They great animal shows and live bands in the summer. We always take a lunch because the food is really expensive, but they have plenty of picnic tables....More

1  Thank Tiffney J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and her family (dad,brother & his two kids) went to the Dallas Zoo today. It was really good exercise for walking in the Dallas weather, which was nice today. There are plenty of bathrooms, and for being in the middle of the afternoon...More

Thank rick1hart
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best zoo's in the country! The monorail is great! The new hippo exhibit is AMAZING! The elephant and giraffe area's are awesome and we could spend a whole day in the children's area. I would put our zoo up against any other...More

Thank TLC0201
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nadegdag18
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Rebeccah S | Reviewed this property |
Freeways, highways and 15-20 Miles
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nadegdag18
March 24, 2018|
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Response from rnh5510 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the exact distance, but I would guess around 7-8 miles. It's too far to walk.
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Shannon E
March 1, 2018|
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Response from Crystal M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a little water stream for the kids to play in on warm days. Make sure to bring a towel and extra clothes for your little ones. Don’t forget the sunscreen. :) They have restrooms in that area for you to change... More
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