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Address: 700 Comanchero, Amarillo, TX 79107
Phone Number: +1 806-381-7911
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the...

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 will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just look...you'll experience the animal world.

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Decent little zoo

Whenever my wife and i travel, one thing she always likes to do is to go see the local zoo. needless to say, we have been to our share of them, frankly I'm surprised that the City... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
FlyJB1979
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Athens, Texas
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Athens, Texas
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever my wife and i travel, one thing she always likes to do is to go see the local zoo. needless to say, we have been to our share of them, frankly I'm surprised that the City of Amarillo has not stepped up and given the zoo a major facelift. If you go here, if you build it up that... More 

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Thank FlyJB1979
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small zoo but AMAZING animals ! We where really surprised we where down for a family gathering not residents of Amarillo so we looked up what to do and this was the number one recommendations! Being able to actually see the animals up close was amazing ! We live three hours away but would make the trip just to go... More 

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Thank Analicia O
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We were the only ones in the place. We paid for two adults and a little Jeep wagon for the baby. $14 and an hour running around in three small circles checking the place out. Nice little stop to stretch your legs and take a break from driving. Baby really enjoyed himself and the place is so small he got... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have visited this little zoo a few times now, it is great value only $4 fee. All the animals are well cared for and happy, good selection of animals and pleasant walks so you can see everything.

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Thank Jill R
Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The animals look healthy and cared for. Great events during the holidays. Boo at the zoo and Easter are our favorites

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Thank Lynda R
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My grandkids love to come here. It is just the right size to hold their interest for a couple hours. Unfortunately they recently removed the play area. The price is very reasonable and they have frequent special events

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Thank Divhief07
Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Coming from a larger city like Dallas, there aren't many activities for me and my children and my overall family to do. I have noticed thru the years, the zoo, has come up with family fun activities for kids and the overall community such as Boo At The Zoo. I want them to know they are doing a great job!... More 

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Thank jessicalynncowgirl
Litchfield, Illinois
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This zoo is small and doesn't have very many animals. We had hoped to spend at least 2 hours, but had it not been for the play area and a special exhibit, we would have been done in an hour or less. It was clean, and the animal areas seemed well cared for. There was a talk at the turkey... More 

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Thank notcarla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Our first impression of the Amarillo Zoo was that the grounds were very well manicured. The weather, at 67 degrees, was perfect not only for us but also for the animals. We got to see all the lounging lions, animated badger, monkeys hanging from their tails drinking water, and various other cuties. We particularly fell in love with the donkey,... More 

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Thank Gasunflower
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very good place to go as a family,so much to do, and see, with the kids, thers so much to do and see,

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