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El Paso Zoo

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Address: 4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
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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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WE've been going to and are members of the El Paso Zoo for years. WE try and get down a couple of times a year, at least, and always enjoy our time there. It's a small zoo, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fun family event for a morning or afternoon. Lots of new additions, and areas still blossoming with upgrades and newer attractions. This a wonderful zoo, and the family will have a blast. The playground and splash pads are an added bonus. Second time here, and we love it!

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Thank Jetting79
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best zoos for little kids. My two year old son loved the lions and was able to feed the giraffes for a small fee. Highly recommend for families with little kids.

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Thank charlie g
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE've been going to and are members of the El Paso Zoo for years. WE try and get down a couple of times a year, at least, and always enjoy our time there. It's a small zoo, but plenty big to have a nice, peaceful and enjoyable time for the day. And the membership also get's you into participating zoos... More 

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Thank Mit Y
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this zoo is medium size but you can see all the animals super easy and animals are well taking care off. Great way to spend a morning strolling around

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Thank Michael E
Taos, New Mexico
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

WOW! Who knew El Paso would have such a great zoo? This zoo has really gone to great measures to make it a fun comfortable place to visit. It's right up there with Disney World's vision of family entertainment! Be sure to not miss WINGS OF THE WORLD and have your camera and dollar ready to hand the beautiful parrot... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great day with the trick or treaters all dressed up and spooky. BOO at the ZOO! sponsors gave out candy at stops all over the zoo. Kids and adults alike were dressed up and all had fun

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Thank Dawn J
Highland Village, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited the zoo with our son, his wife, and our one year old granddaughter and really enjoyed it. Some of the facility was closed due to the time of year, but our granddaughter loved watching the animals, especially the feeding of the elephants. It is a small zoo, but it has a number of animals and we saw several... More 

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Thank grovegal18
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It was ok. The elephant, tiger, and orangutan looked really thin. It didn't really seem like there were a lot of animals. The food prices were a little spendy. All in all it was kinda a sucky visit. We have 4 kids.. Ages 13, 11, 9 and 8.

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Thank bradleybunches
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My husband, my daughter and I visited the zoo right after it opened up on a Sunday morning. The time we selected was good as far as it not being crowded, however, a handful of the animals were not available for viewing until an hour or so after the zoo opened. It's not a very large zoo and there is... More 

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Thank Amy L
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We first arrived in El Paso and where looking for things to do. This is a great little zoo you can come back to, especially with little kids. The enclosed playgrounds is great, as well as the splash park on good weather. We made a circuit of one area of the park and come back to the playground. We go... More 

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