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Address: 4001 E Paisano, El Paso, TX 79905
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+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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Small but well put together.

For several years we have been members and feel it's worth the money. The displays are very well put together and the staff very friendly.They have a successful breeding program... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John C
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For several years we have been members and feel it's worth the money. The displays are very well put together and the staff very friendly.They have a successful breeding program and the baby Orangutan is their biggest coup. They are constantly working to improve and to be relevant. Bring your own food. Like most places that have concessions, the prices... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have a good time at the El Paso Zoo. They have made several improvements, however still need to get the train up and running on a much more consistent level and have more scheduled animal learning experiences, especially during the week.

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Thank Carol D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo is small but it was incredibly well planned out. I was impressed by the amount of animals and their nice large settings. I went for Father's Day and had a really great day. You really do not need more than one day to see everything. But you do need a full day to see and enjoy everything they... More 

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Thank anthmore
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Had a wonderful time at the zoo and the variety of animals for a smaller zoo then I'm use to was surprising. My daughter enjoyed it so much that she went back another time with her boyfriend.

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Thank J411ZAtammym
El Paso, Texas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great small zoo. Excellent prices. Fun environment. Definitely one of the best values in El Paso for adults & kids.

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Thank sherryanne1
El Paso, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Being an El Paso Native, I have always felt that we can do so much more for our zoo. It is good for the kid's yet if they could expand it to be more enjoyable such as the San Diego Zoo. They would remember how awesome it was and go back. The pricing is affordable but they could charge at... More 

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Thank lizabell07
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have been to a lot of zoos in large cities and we were dissapointed with the El Paso Zoo. I understand that it is winter, but the Zoo is small, only marginally kept, and what animals they do have are difficult to see. I am unable to recommend this Zoo.

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Thank Scott A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It was a good experience for the money. We were able to see the lions, zebras, elephants, meerkats, orangutans, monkeys, some reptiles, giraffes were hiding, reindeer, wolf, few other animals that I can't remember the names of...overall good. Would recommend- zoo was not crowded, got to see all animals at our pace. The cafeteria could use some sprucing.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Nice visit to the zoo. Had the opportunity to enjoy it. There were hardly anyone at the zoo. Early morning, kids in school. My kids could run around without me being concerned about them getting loss. The animals seem very friendly. They actually make eye contact.

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Thank 1Bonnie
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 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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