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Address: 4001 E Paisano, El Paso, TX 79905
Phone Number: +1 915-212-0966
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09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo...

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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fun for kids

my nephew had fun. lots of stuff for him to do and see. i went with my sister. i don't think i would go back alone because it was fun for kids

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is a smaller in the southwest area not too far from the Juarez border. The zoo animals themselves seem happy and healthy but the maintenance and upkeep when attended was poor. There were spots throughout zoo that smelled like sewage, and mold. Food is higher price than usual and tastes very bland. The girls working In the front... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This zoo has improved a lot in the last 8 years. It's a very nice zoo with a train and good play areas for kids. It's not a very big zoo, so it only takes a few hours to see everything. But for me, that means it's not overwhelming and you can see the animals at a relaxed pace. Great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my nephew had fun. lots of stuff for him to do and see. i went with my sister. i don't think i would go back alone because it was fun for kids

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Thank Daniela G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Does not disappoint. Do some research though because you don't want to miss shows, feedings and other events that occur on a regular schedule. A lot to do and a lot to see. My family and I have been there 3 times in as many months and has not yet gotten old.

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Thank Traveling-JJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The El Paso Zoo was completely renovated and offers a play area for children with a giant tree house, my son loved! There are many animals, and a reptile area. The Zoo is very clean and is a great place to take the kids on a cool day. We went to "Boo at the Zoo" before Halloween and it was... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I felt so bad for all the animals. Most of the animals are alone, but on the endangered list...hmm, imagine that. The sea lion is my favorite, but again...alone. His pal died in 2012. Very depressing.

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Thank danandjenbarry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We could definitely use more animals but the El Paso Zoo is nice, clean & fun for the kids. The new Foster Playground & Splash Pad is a real treat, makes it a lot nicer to go to the Zoo!

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It was okay most of the animals were sleeping though I was really eager to see the tigers and lions but sadly they were sleeping majority of the animals were hiding as well

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Love the variety snd layout of this zoo. The kids water feature was a blast snd we loved the exhibits.

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El Paso, Texas
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The best time to go the zoo its in the mornings especially during summer. you can cover the whole zoo in less than 3 hrs. My best part is the giraffes because you can see them very close and get a great pictures of them. House tree for the kids is fun but they only offer one stairs to climb... More 

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