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Dallas Zoo

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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7302
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Dallas Zoo Lights

Dallas Zoo is a winter wonderland with close to 1 million lights lighting paths from the entrance... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dallas, Texas
Much better since Dallas Zoo Managment took over

Used to be run by the City of Dallas howeverr Dallas Zoo took over several years ago and it is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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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.
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“train ride” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dallas Zoo is a winter wonderland with close to 1 million lights lighting paths from the entrance to and around the North Park. The trees are aglow, music is in the air, and creative artists produced 2-D shapes including bumble bees, flamingos, tigers, elephants, zebra,...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 3 days ago

Used to be run by the City of Dallas howeverr Dallas Zoo took over several years ago and it is totally new experience. Safari Nights is fabulous and the Hippo exhibt is one of the best I have seen anywhere. Watch for $1 days and...More

Thank TexanTravels22
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a day (and evening) at Dallas Zoo this December. We had a wonderful time - the zoo is really well thought-out and the animals benefit from carefully planned enclosures that give them space to roam. Because of the cold weather, we weren't able...More

Thank Kweedardo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether it's exciting trading at the nature exchange or enjoying the experience of the aviary, we love the Dallas Zoo!!! Our children have enjoyed visiting this zoo for the past 17 years. We enjoy more intimate zoos such as the Pueblo Zoo in Colorado and...More

Thank Blvasa
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Dallas Zoo is a great place to visit! We like to go during the summer for the concert series, and the kids really enjoy going. This is an activity the whole family can do without breaking the bank.

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took DART that has a stop right in front of the zoo - the grandkids thought that was so much fun! We rented a stroller ($12) and had the most wonderful time! I love how natural everything felt / looked - lots of trees,...More

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to the Dallas Zoo in close to 30 years so this was like a brand new visit for me. I honestly did not recognize any of it. The older, historic, north zoo area is the right size for a short visit....More

Thank PatriotGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since the City of Dallas got out of the zoo business, this venue has seen phenomenal upgrades. Most animals are in much more natural appearing and humane environments and the overall flow is greatly improved. Best times to go IMO, are mornings in the Spring...More

Thank 2manyboats
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dallas zoo is a great attraction, shops, attractions, park space, you can grab a coffee, meal... have a stretch out in the sunshine... however, and this is a big one for me! If you want your animals to have nice large enclosures, space and look...More

Thank Matt D
Reviewed 1 week ago

However, it is very far South of Dallas and kind of a hassle to get to. Not good to go in the summer because the animals are hot and lethargic.

Thank Mary Alice M
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17 November 2017|
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Response from heathermcalister2 | Reviewed this property |
The African Area is our favorite...the giraffes are so fun to feed and the gorillas are great!!! Its a nice zoo and I agree with the other comment, go early or go on a cloudy/cooler day so all the animals are out!
14 May 2017|
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Response from topper711 | Reviewed this property |
I would go with never stop advice either way you can't go wrong at the zoo!
23 April 2017|
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Response from DudesAdrift | Reviewed this property |
If you are at a hotel anywhere on a DART rail line, it is easy to get to the zoo. If you are not near DART rail line, take Uber to the nearest station. Zoo is on the red DART line.