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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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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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  • Average12%
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  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (28 reviews)
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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Giants of the Savannah exhibit with mixed African species (elephants, giraffe, zebra and more!) is one of the best zoo exhibits I've ever seen. It was like being on safari, and the animals were in a more natural environment. But our favorite part was...More

1  Thank CulturedDallasite
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a season pass and we always go there. We specially love the nature exchange center as we get to exchange items we find in nature for points and eventually we trade. Darrel, Chino and everyone else there are very nice and helpfull.

1  Thank Fady A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for our 3.5 year old daughter. The place was perfect, but its nearly impossible to visit in a day. Because we were not tourists and we live in Plano, TX, we decide to register for 2 years and pay for a family...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven’t been to the Dallas Zoo in a while, you’re in for a treat. It is one of the cleanest, beautifully decorated zoos in the country. Animal habitats are well thought out for maximum animal comfort as well as maximum visual access. Be...More

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Nice clean zoo. Prices for admission are extremely reasonable. Lots of shows and animal education.Food prices are high.

1  Thank Dawn J
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We LOVED this zoo... I went with my 16 year old Son and we absolutely loved it. There was so much to do and see and the best is feeding the birds and giraffes. Lot of space for the animals to roam and not feel...More

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

When you arrive you pay the $10 parking fee and go toward the zoo entrance. There is plenty of parking. My experience was disappointing although not surprising. My visit was during a very cold morning and few animals were as foolish as I was. I...More

1  Thank ransom007
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

It had been some time since we had been to the Dallas Zoo. The new spaces for the animals are really nice, compared to when they had much smaller pens versus the more open spaces that some now have.

Thank Jeff O
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We visited the zoo on Dec 27th. It was a very cold day and in all fairness the folks at the gate warned us that most of the exhibits were closed and animals were off limits due to the weather. The monorail was also closed....More

Thank Shanker B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

For a long time I was not an advocate of zoos. Seeing animals, some so majestic, in cages was not a pleasant experience. Then after a long time (20-25 years?) I condensed to take my son and grandson to the Dallas Zoo. What an excellent...More

Thank Ivan M
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PatriotGal
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!
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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!
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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.
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