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Dallas Zoo

#15 of 238 things to do in Dallas Features Animals
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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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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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been many years since we visited the Dallas Zoo. It was back in the mid 1980's. At that time the zoo was not is good shape and it needed a great amount of attention. Our recent visit in July 2017 was like not...More

Thank PopiOriginals
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dallas Zoo is great place to spend a day with your family. The zoo has a diverse selection of animal exhibits all set in a beautiful park.

Thank Rob F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the people in the front all though the zoo the employees who work for the Dallas zoo are very helpful and almost to nice I was thinking they must pay very well here however it is just that they love what they do the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to buy the passport annual pass to enjoy the benefits of free rides on the train each time and the carousel for the kids. We love the hidden places you cannot otherwise see on your walk, especially the waterfall! This quick trips helps...More

1  Thank tammywZ397MD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo was a lot smaller than i thought it was going to be. I still enjoyed it though. The animal habitats where very spacious and clean. Looks like the animals are well cared for. The Hippopotamus area was very nice and new. There is...More

Thank St_matty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is a lot smaller than many zoos but it was enjoyable and being able to feed f=giraffes made my wife's day. Will be a fun zoo for the family.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's summer, hot! But, it was a great way to spend the day on July 4th. Most of the animals were out and there were good amounts of shade as you walk the path. There are a few places to eat, with prices typical $$....More

Thank TexasTravelertx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is nice and very spread out. You forget you are just south of downtown Dallas. They just added some hippos in early June. If I had to choose between the Ft Worth Zoo and the Dallas Zoo I would choose the Ft Worth...More

Thank Leigh Ann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early if you visit in the summer, it gets hot. Nice exhibits. Gorilla exhibit was very nice. Feed the giraffes by hand. Easy parking and getting around. Monorail through their savanna was good.

Thank Mister R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are members of the zoo. It's definitely worth it. The new Hippopotamus area was a little disappointing though. They only have 2 hippos and they were under water the whole time. The under water viewing was so cloudy we couldn't see them.

Thank teresa_orcutt
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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.
14 April 2017|
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Response from indrablanco | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a place called picnic ridge in zoo north