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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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Good Zoo

This was my first visit to a zoo in over 20 years. Great improvements have been made in living... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Love to be there.

I really do not like to see animals in cages and captivities. But it's a good chance to see them in... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Izmir, Turkey
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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“wilds of africa” (36 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (27 reviews)
“train ride” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was my first visit to a zoo in over 20 years. Great improvements have been made in living areas for the animals which I liked. But beware animals can be in areas where they are hard or impossible to see. Excellent staff - thoroughly...More

Thank lookingback
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I really do not like to see animals in cages and captivities. But it's a good chance to see them in very good conditions. Hot and dry place. You can spend your half day by strolling in there. Children likes very much.

Thank erdogany_13
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The zoo is ever changing for the better. The animals seem well cared for. I love the Big Cats and they seem happy there. I did encounter a couple of aggressive panhandlers in the parking area, but they were handled by security who quickly escorted...More

Thank RoadKillYum
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Used to be, you had to go to the Ft Worth zoo for a decent experience. I'm happy to say, though, over the last decade the Dallas zoo has really upped their game. It's a great experience for the entire family. Dont want to drive?...More

Thank Darla J
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We did the zoo in about two hours. We ordered our tickets and parking ahead of time, so they gave our tickets to us as we drove into the parking lot. We didn't have to wait in any line to get in. We went on...More

Thank Daniela C
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Big zoo at south of Dallas city, this place is fantastic for family, have a lot of different animals, I love the giraffe so, for me was really cool having the giraffe in front of me and feeding over there. Also has a big place...More

Thank enghelicious M
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Dallas zoo is always fun. They have really added some great exhibits and soon have a new baby elephant.

Thank pesmith101
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Portions of the zoo require a great deal of stamina to walk uphill, even the kids were worn out. They do have a cool monorail type train, and an excellent "splash pad" type area that is great to let the kids cool off during a...More

Thank elizabeth r
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time! Nice sized zoo and everyone was very friendly and informative. Great experience!

Thank KatieChristian4476
Reviewed 6 July 2016

It was awesome! It was very hot so make sure you take a hat and stay hydrated! Loved the the elephants and giraffes!

Thank Karla G
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16 November 2017|
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Response from heathermcalister2 | Reviewed this property |
The African Area is our favorite...the giraffes are so fun to feed and the gorillas are great!!! Its a nice zoo and I agree with the other comment, go early or go on a cloudy/cooler day so all the animals are out!
13 May 2017|
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Response from topper711 | Reviewed this property |
I would go with never stop advice either way you can't go wrong at the zoo!
23 April 2017|
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Response from DudesAdrift | Reviewed this property |
If you are at a hotel anywhere on a DART rail line, it is easy to get to the zoo. If you are not near DART rail line, take Uber to the nearest station. Zoo is on the red DART line.