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El Paso Zoo

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4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
+1 915-212-0966
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Busy but fun

We went on a Thursday & it was pretty busy with larger groups of small kids. Facilities were all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rachelv2
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McComb, Mississippi
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Wonderful zoo focused on education and conservation

We visited during the heat of the day in June, so we were prepared to melt. We were pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KirstenJill
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Texas
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Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring, and the Foster Tree House Playground. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
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+1 915-212-0966
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a Thursday & it was pretty busy with larger groups of small kids. Facilities were all clean, friendly staff, they're adding more exhibits for 2019. Exhibits looked a little rough & quite a few animals were out of their exhibits. My son...More

Thank rachelv2
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited during the heat of the day in June, so we were prepared to melt. We were pleasantly surprised with the way the zoo was constructed - there was lots of shade and lots of cooler spaces (i.e. indoor exhibits) to keep us cooled...More

Thank KirstenJill
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 9 and 10 year olds and spent about 2 hours touring the zoo. Animals were interesting. Both the wolves and the wild horses were our favorite animals. There was a playground and a small splash park in the middle of the zoo...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited this border town and during our visit we experienced several local attractions including the Zoo. The zoo covers about 35 acres and is well laid out. African, Asian, and animals of the Americas were represented as well as assorted...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most animals were not out. A lot of “construction” and “maintenance”. If they are trying to improve zoo, that’s great. But don’t have it open in the meantime without a warning before purchasing a ticket. Train closed due to “maintenance” Majority of exhibits closed (lions,...More

Thank vchristy444
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small zoo with beautiful well-kept grounds. Excellent animal enrichment programme operated here, with keepers giving very informative presentations on what they are doing to enhance the conditions for the animals. The animals are very well cared for, with plenty of space for them. Good for...More

Thank jandjmayo2015
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Beat the sun, go early, morning train available, strollers,adult motorized carts available, take sun lotion, hat, umbrella, water and good walking shoes. Zoo is fantastic, won't disappoint. Kid area is shaded with plenty of climbing, playing area all ages and plus water fountains from ground...More

Thank IDR2014
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The El Paso Zoo hosted "May the fourth be with you " The zoo was full of Star Wars characters. It was like a Halloween party. My 7 year old son had a great time. The atmosphere and weather was perfect. I haven't been to...More

Thank 612liliar
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This is a smaller zoo with very nice habitats and cool animals. Our kids liked the lions and elephants the most. The sea lion was also great. Apart from the animals our kids loved playing in the tree-house playground area. The playground gave my wife...More

Thank toad94
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This was one of the attractions that the kids were looking forward to when visiting El Paso for the weekend. Its not a big zoo, but all the major animals, with good keeper talks that were not crowded. Many different shows as well and a...More

1  Thank RollTideRollAZ
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rosalchino
23 May 2016|
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Response from el paso z | Property representative |
Yes, please feel free to bring food and drinks - just please no glass containers. Alcohol is also not allowed.
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BRI_Banking
23 July 2015|
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Response from el paso z | Property representative |
Hi there. Small family groups may bring snacks with them to the Zoo. Picnic tables are provided for public use.
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Apesina
11 April 2015|
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Ages 2 & Under Free Ages 3 to 12 $7.50 Ages 13 to 59 $12.00 Active Duty Military & Spouse w/ID $9.00 Ages 60 & over $9.00 Zoological Socie...
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