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Amarillo Zoo

Address: Thompson Memorial Park, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-381-7911
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Ranked #13 of 24 Attractions in Amarillo
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a small zoo, but well kept. The animals look healthy. There is plenty of parking and places to purchase food. The reptile building was very nice. The education center was closed as they prepared for the Christmas holiday activities. It was nice to see teenagers volunteering there. Some of the displays were empty. It has the potential to... More 

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Loveland, CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were in town visiting our grandson and great grandson (two years old) and had some time to kill so we went to the zoo. I was pleased with the admission price, the presentation of the wildlife, and our time spent. There were not very many people there while we were visiting so we were able to take a lot... More 

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Littlefield, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a small zoo but it is kept nice and neat. The animals are cared for and it shows. The kid's loved going because it is not an enormous zoo that takes all day to go through.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Perfect size zoo! Only took an hour or two to lea surly stroll around the grounds. Monday you get in free. Plenty of different animals but not an overwhelming zoo that takes all day to see. Easy to get to and free parking. Small play area inside for small kids to take a break. Plenty of shade and benches to... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Felt bad seeing the lions & tigers in such a small enclosure. Wish they'd expand. Male lion definitely put on a great show of voicing his opinion for food at feeding time. FREE on Mondays.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and grandkids visited recently and I saw a real improvement in this zoo from our last visit, about a year ealier. The zoo has really come a long way and we spent over twice as much time there as our last visit. It's still a small zoo and more suited for younger children but it's a perfect day... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The zoo is small but it has great enclosures and fun animals. They always have events here that are fun to participate in. The new herpetarium is very nice and provides a place to cool off in the summer. The playground could use a few more benches around it, as when we are done walking around my daughter likes to... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were surprised how small the zoo is (mostly a circle loop), but we really enjoyed it. Several animals that are not common in other zoos. Our daughter also loved the playground area. I enjoyed the view, and the cattle grazing.

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's a good small town zoo. There some wonderful enclosures and you can get closer to some of the animals that you can at bigger zoos. You can defiantly see where the zoos has been recently upgraded as well as where they are currently upgrading. It's $4 bucks to get in and plan for 30-60 minutes. There are lots of... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It took about 45 minutes to see everything. Very small zoo. And a lot of common animals you see along the road like a raccoon, coyote, goats, hoarse, longhorns, etc. I will say the Lions and Tigers were cool. Never been that close to them before. Definitely will take my niece their. And its very cheap.

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