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Address: 700 Comanchero, Amarillo, TX 79107
Phone Number: 18063817911
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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You get what you pay for

The other reviews on here are pretty accurate, we saw a handful of animals but my kids enjoyed how fast it was. We've been to the SA zoo many times but they are always complaining... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small zoo. They are not part of the AZA. They told me they are too small for maps and to just follow the path. I was very disappointed in their exhibits and number of animals. We were able to see a bison up very close which was fun and their serval was moving around which is rare... More 

Thank Dixie H
Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The other reviews on here are pretty accurate, we saw a handful of animals but my kids enjoyed how fast it was. We've been to the SA zoo many times but they are always complaining towards the end. This zoo is quick- we walked around and even sat and ate a snow cone all in an hour, but with it... More 

Thank TX2184
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

the facility was run down. The staff was not very friendly at all. The animals exhibits we're not very healthy for the animals. We were not impressed. It made us kind of sad.

Thank Allison B
Amarillo, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Great zoo especially for younger children. Small but well done. Some exotic animals and many native ones. My 4 year old granddaughter loves to go there, especially for their special days. We were there for Easter celebration.

Thank Rebecca C
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

A very nice little zoo that has a lot to offer. It didn't take very long to see everything, but there was plenty to see. The facilities and habitats are well managed and nice for such a small zoo. They have many unique animals that seem to be well taken care of. Took off one star because of grounds keeping... More 

Thank jessjjmc
Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

we have been taking our daughter for years and she has always enjoyed going. Good for a quick trip or a half day.

Thank Tripletravel2016
Abilene, Texas
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Great zoo for Amarillo! We have been visiting this zoo since we were children in the 1960's. It's a must see if you're looking for something to do.

Thank Teri B
Lubbock, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

a young girl staff member was driving too fast in one of their vehicles. child pulled back by her mother and a little close. a horrible day at the zoo waiting to happen. other then this safety issue it is a good little zoo and the animals are well cared for and fun to visit. the admission is also very... More 

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Gallup, United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Zoo isn't too big but has a very nice selection of animals. Very well kept and clean zoo. My daughter's and I enjoyed ourselves here. Lions, Tigers and Bears oh my. Very beautiful place and the price was awesome. I paid like 12 dollars for 3 children and myself.

Thank Rippy W
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Most of the animals look sick and mistreated.Bears didn't have any water or shelter. Tigers were put up as well as the monkeys. Kids didn't enjoy it

Thank RAA0722

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