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Address: 4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
Phone Number:
+1 915-212-0966
Today
09:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
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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Nice, could do with some changes

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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El Paso, Texas
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Pooja A
Newark, Delaware
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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El Paso, Texas
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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Thank CGTL
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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