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Dallas Zoo

#14 of 239 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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Wednesday early visit

Early start with boys age 6 and 8. Although Texas heat can be brutal you can manage to see entire... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
via mobile
Great day

A lot of different animals to see. The park is a decent size but requires a lot of walking for... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Yajaira R
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Early start with boys age 6 and 8. Although Texas heat can be brutal you can manage to see entire zoo within 4 hours. We started at 10 am and we're out zoo by 2:15 perfect timing to avoid mid day heat wave. We spent...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

A lot of different animals to see. The park is a decent size but requires a lot of walking for small children. The safari train was down so that was a bummer. Has military discount.

Thank Yajaira R
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Dallas Zoo every year for the past 20yrs. There is so much to see . Every time I return there is always something new to see. I've taken babies all the way up to teens. And everyone loves it.

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I went to the Zoo with my 26 year old daughter as a gift to me for Fathers day.It was awesome!!The zoo is so well maintained .The lawns are all maintained and the Foliage is a green and well kept. All the areas are in...More

Thank Bowie23
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I took my 11 year old daughter to this zoo. It was so nice. They have a lot of animals that I have not seen at other zoos. It was very nicely laid out and the staff was very friendly.

Thank lisalong1019
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Dallas Zoo continues to add new animals and state of the art exhibits and is worth visiting. If you have visited in the past but haven't seen it in the last few years it's worth a re-visit. The new safari exhibit is particularly amazing....More

Thank TXRanger75243
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The zoo was very easy to get to using the train. It was an easy walk from the station. The zoo was well maintained and had a good range of animals. The layout was easy to follow. It was a great day out.

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This zoo has come a long way and is being added onto every day. I love the new places for the animals and they seem so happy. Pretty good sized park for being in the city. I love feeding the giraffes lettuce and seeing them...More

Thank twinkielite
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

There's a lot of hype about the Ft Worth Zoo around here, but my family and I enjoy the Dallas Zoo much more. First of all you can take the Dart train to it, which the kids really enjoyed. The other reason we like it...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the zoo on a date because he had never been. Even without the kiddos we had a great time. It's just big enough to be able to make it all the way through in a day. We did notice...More

Thank IrishAngel9981
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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