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Amarillo Zoo

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Great for a quiet Monday afternoon

We were actually on our way to Palo Duro Canyon, but they had decided at the last minute to close... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Marla B
Small but nice

Although small, the admission price is affordable, the grounds and habitats are clean, the animals... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Anne K
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Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 60 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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700 Comanchero, Amarillo, TX 79107
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+1 806-381-7911
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a small zoo that takes about an hour or less to see. They have three lions and a couple of tigers, but that is about the extent of exotic large mammals. There are a few hills but they are not too steep and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim1133
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We were actually on our way to Palo Duro Canyon, but they had decided at the last minute to close down and repair roads, so we ended up at the Zoo. We were glad that we did. It was 6.00 for three adults and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marla B
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Although small, the admission price is affordable, the grounds and habitats are clean, the animals easy to see, and the staff very pleasant

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Spent about 2 hours the Amarillo Zoo during the Labor Day Holiday. The highlights were the 3 lions and 2 tigers. The zoo is small but has its own character. Some of the exhibits could use some updating so that the animals had more enrichment.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We took two of our granddaughters to this zoo this summer. It was nice for two small children to look at the animals. Not a very big zoo but ok.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Loretta K
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Amarillo Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Loretta - Yes, we are small but a great size for families with small children. Be sure to check out our special event calendar on our website. BOO at the Zoo is coming up in October - this is a real family favorite!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We have taken our family here several times. We love the fact that the animals are so much closer than a big Zoo. It seems like you can enjoy the animals better because you are closer to tham.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mary P
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Amarillo Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks Mary for your nice review! Enjoy seeing the animals up close is something a lot of visitors mention. Glad you had a good time and hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice zoo. There are some cool exhibits and information for a small zoo. And believe me, it's small. It won't take more than 1-2 hours to do it all. What's really nice is the staff are very friendly and helpful. Plus,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Amarillo Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks Brian for your nice review! Yes, we are a small zoo but the staff works hard to make it the best it can be and that our guests have a great experience. Glad you and your family have a good time when you visited!

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Immaculate zoo and wonderful animals. For such a small zoo there is a great diversity of animals-my girls loved this place! Staff running the zoo were so friendly! The lions were our favorite!More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Amarillo Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks Jeffery for your comments. I'll be sure to share them with our staff. We are happy that you and your family had a nice visit. Please be sure to come back soon. By the way - we are having a special even on August...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

This was a small zoo but it has been kept up and it's not expensive at all. The animals weren't real active when we were there but we saw all of them and we were closer to them than other zoos allow. I plan to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Emm S
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Amarillo Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Glad you had a nice visit. The animals are usually more active in the morning but with the warm temperatures they are spending a lot of time napping in the shade.

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the Amarillo zoo. Loved the lions, tigers, and bears. It's small but nice. It took less than 2 hrs to see. The grounds were very neat and clean, and the keepers we're friendly.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kajamel
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Amarillo Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thanks so much for your comments! Our staff works hard to ensure all our guests have a great experience. Our keepers will love hearing that they made your visit the best it could be.

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Brandy W
23 July 2018|
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Response from Mike B | Property representative |
Hi Brandy - Welcome to the Texas Panhandle. We have 1/2 price admissions on Mondays so the fees are $2 adult, $ 1 child. Hope you have a great visit!
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24 July 2017|
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Response from bucky70 | Reviewed this property |
the zoo doesn't have either, but. should see both on the road way if you go out of town.
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Trenton M
28 January 2017|
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Response from Mike B | Property representative |
Hi Trenton- The cost of admission id $4 for adults, $3 for seniors (age 62+) and $2 for children (age 3-12); children 2 and under are free.
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