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Dallas Zoo

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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“giraffe feeding” (29 reviews)
“train ride” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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+1 469-554-7500
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"wilds of africa"
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"giraffe feeding"
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"train ride"
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"elephant exhibit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This zoo was absolutely amazing very clean and friendly everyone who worked there was helpful and knew a lot about the animals. Beautiful sculptures and lots of very interactive shows throughout the zoo and day. The best zoo I’ve been to!

Thank Heather W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended Safari Nights and it was so much more than we expected. We didn’t realize when we purchased the tickets that it gave us nearly full access to the zoo. Because it’s a late night event you enter after park hours so it felt...More

Thank Loren C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Dallas Zoo for the upteenth time for our 12 yr. old son.He loves animals and always since a small child has visited the Zoo when in Dallas. We don't need a map any longer he's the tour guide. The Zoo is...More

Thank 322rone
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at the Dallas Zoo may be one of the friendliest but the Zoo it's self is lacking. The savanna was by far the highlight of this Zoo offering a wide open view of the elephants and giraffes. We had not been to this...More

Thank KDW75
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am an elephant fanatic, so my husband and I have a Dallas Zoo membership. By far the best African elephant exhibit I've ever been to. They have 10 African elephants at all. 4 are older and have been rescued from circuses and other zoos....More

1  Thank Amanda U
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the time we spent at the zoo. We have 3 new pressed pennies. The exhibits were easy to access and walk. Although it was hot outside there were plenty of water stations and shaded areas to sit or catch your breath. My son...More

1  Thank steflaws72
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i had been there in this February and loved the place. the Zoo was quite nicely done and good species to see. very nicely done and worth visiting the same. the guidelines provided was nice and the information provided was nice as well.

Thank kartikeyshah
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seemed popular with TONS of people and kids everywhere but cages were very small, especially for big cat area,... I would not recommend or go again

Thank Travelslightly88
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went yesterday fathers day with the family but wasnt what i was expecting fort worth Texas zoo is much verter and has more animales and has more to water and cheeper

Thank Juan p
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Perhaps I’m spoiled having a Chester Zoo and London zoo in the U.K. but this was just average. Included with Citypass otherwise I’m not sure I would have gone.

Thank GCarnaffan
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Denise C
11 July 2018|
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Response from SweetSue751 | Reviewed this property |
Tiffney J gave you good advice. The animals are more active in the early morning hours before it gets really hot.
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nadegdag18
24 March 2018|
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Response from Rebeccah S | Reviewed this property |
Freeways, highways and 15-20 Miles
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nadegdag18
24 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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