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Dallas Zoo

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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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A bit disjointed

Good selection of animals. Quality of enclosures varies between the two halves. To see all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Whew.....it’s really big ......but worth it

The Dallas Zoo is HUGE and has many wonderful exhibits. Especially the famous “Giants of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebeccah S
Dallas, Texas
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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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“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
+1 469-554-7500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good selection of animals. Quality of enclosures varies between the two halves. To see all animals you have to go on the monorail which costs extra - not a fair practice in my opinion. Zoo is split into two and does feel a little disjointed.

Thank Ruftytuftyrider1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dallas Zoo is HUGE and has many wonderful exhibits. Especially the famous “Giants of the Savanna”. It is the only multi-species zoo exhibit in the United States to mix elephants and other species in the same habitat. The zoo is so well maintained and...More

Thank Rebeccah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great zoo. Animals well cared for. Children love it. Small for the size of city but will not disappoint Another great Dallas oasis for relaxing enjoyment Children love it. Great Merry Go Round

Thank R5493AMrichards
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my son is obsessed with animals so we try to bring them here often. we love the variety of animals. the park is huge so be prepared for the walk. very convenient location. park is very easy to understand

Thank Fabby C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip to Dallas, Texas in late September 2017 to enjoy our 4 day weekend getaway. The first to include the Dallas Zoo. We were really pleased to see how clean and the layout of this zoo was great. The animals were...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get around. The animals were so active and you can see them so up close! We loved that so much! The monorail is sooo worth it! It goes over the top of most of the exhibits in the wilds of Africa side of...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Great zoo. Not heavy on your wallet. Not so large that you are exhausted afterwards. I really recommend if you are in the area. And they offer military discounts.

Thank Harrya203
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to view a plethora of animals in large and natural habitats. Plenty of shade throughout the zoo that make even the sunniest and warm days enjoyable. A must see if spending time in the area. Also, very responsibly price for a zoo of...More

Thank tara_anne8
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot stress enough what a great zoo this is for people with young kids. So many interactive activities like feeding giraffes or birds or the kids area to play. It’s the best of both worlds where you truly get a chance to have your...More

1  Thank Holly B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We enjoyed taking our son to the Dallas Zoo. It's a terrific place for kids to explore and learn. Best for kids 5 or older. Plan on at least 2-3 hours per visit. Fall and Spring seasons can be very nice times to visit when...More

Thank Lon B
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17 November 2017|
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Response from shhparents | Reviewed this property |
Gotta see the new Hippo exhibit. Hands down the best exhibit. Also check out Kia in the birds of prey. She's a beautiful harpy eagle.
14 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.