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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (28 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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"wilds of africa"
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"train ride"
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"giraffe feeding"
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"great variety of animals"
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"carousel"
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

My fiancé, his brother and I took my 4 year old son here for a day and we loved our experience. The zookeepers clearly love the animals, as the few we talked to knew so much about the individual animals and not just the species...More

Thank Holly B
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to take the kids here and ended up leaving early. Not much for them to see when the exhibits walls are to tall for them to see in a stroller. Animals were all laying down or hiding.

Thank Erin R
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Surprised by how large the zoo is based on its location less than 10 min from downtown Dallas. My hat is off to whoever did the design layout. I uses 2 or more city bridges that are incorporated into the park. One basically serves and...More

Thank J David G
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

At first I thought it was a mistake going because of all the school groups. The WIld African section was great. Viewing is set up to see animals in natural settings large glass viewing ares or walk over bridges. A good amount of walking.

Thank jperreau
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We arrived on Sunday Easter Sunday, Easy walks, lots of shade. We loved the reptiles and loved feeding the giraffe

Thank Dungles
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great zoo, we came from Australia and we have a few good zoos there but this one is great! It's not too big but so much to see. You are able to feed the giraffes for $5 which is the most amazing...More

Thank Geegard
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This zoo is well maintained and has a great variety of animals. It lacks the chaos and overcrowding of Ft Worth and has habitats where you can enjoy all kinds of animal and a fun kids area.

Thank Marie P
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Every Year my son's school take the kids to the Dallas Zoo. We love it. We have soo much fun. It's a very clean place, as well as the restrooms. :) GREAT EXPERIENCE

Thank 8Reyna9
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Dallas is a big town but they have a small zoo and not very updated. The Fort Worth Zoo was much better.

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was a great zoo!! The zookeepers talks were very good and informative and they were not too crowded. The only disappointment was I came from Tennessee to see the black mamba and that exhibit was closed. I do wish they would have posted that...More

Thank Ashley J
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nadegdag18
25 March 2018|
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Response from Rebeccah S | Reviewed this property |
Freeways, highways and 15-20 Miles
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nadegdag18
25 March 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
2 March 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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