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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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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

I had been warned that this was not a good zoo. I am delighted to say that we had a great time. There is a good assortment of animals. Signage is good all over the venue. This is a fun place for families.

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband and I visited this zoo in December and it was like they opened the place just for us...I don't think we saw 10 people throughout the whole 100 acres! It was really cold but still a nice walk around. We were a bit...More

Thank Fringe101
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Dallas Zoo surprised me, it was very nice! Almost as nice as Fort Worth's, but under less construction. The elephant exhibit was far and away better here! The African Safari tram exhibit was a great way to look down into numerous exhibits; well worth the...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and 2 kids, 14 and 10 along with my mom and sister visited the zoo on a Sunday afternoon. It was an overcast day and a little chilly so I knew that we would get to see most of the animals. I think...More

Thank Lydia A
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Tons to do and see at this zoo! Feeding the Giraffes is something we do every visit. The Monorail is also great and my kids love it. The food is pricey, but it's that way at all zoos. The refillable collectors cups are a great...More

Thank Danyalle S
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nice walking lots of walking zoo map printed on both sides! Dallas city pass is the best deal, 4 attraction s out of 6 to choose! Animals seem happy here!

Thank Kathleen C
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

My family took in the zoo for the last day we were vacationing in Texas. It was a very nice zoo with a lot of great attractions. Would recommend feeding the giraffes lettuce.

Thank 768Dave
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Took a "day-cation" to Dallas and the zoo was the first place that we visited. Got here around 1pm and spent about 3hrs... would recommend spending around 3hrs if you want to see the whole zoo. Our boys (4 & 2) had a lot of...More

Thank Anup A
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

A friend took us here to see it and it was awesome! Make sure you have at least 3-4 hours to go see everything! We loved feeding the giraffes!

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

First of all I have to let y'all know I'm a member of the Houston Zoo, with that being said I received half of my admission price at the Dallas Zoo. Yes, I paid for the parking fee and there was plenty of it and...More

Thank Dalia S
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nadegdag18
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Response from Rebeccah S | Reviewed this property |
Freeways, highways and 15-20 Miles
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nadegdag18
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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
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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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