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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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Very Nice Zoo

We visited with our children and grandchildren. All the usual animals. Very educational for the... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2016
College Station, Texas

I find it sad to see the primates and caged cats. It seems cruel and they seem unhappy. I only go... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2016
Rachel A
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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“wilds of africa” (36 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (27 reviews)
“train ride” (27 reviews)
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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7302
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

We visited with our children and grandchildren. All the usual animals. Very educational for the youngsters. It is nice that most trails are shaded with heavy vegetation. The monorail train was not working which I understand is the norm. It would add a great deal...More

Thank jrhales77
Reviewed June 6, 2016

I find it sad to see the primates and caged cats. It seems cruel and they seem unhappy. I only go to the zoo when small family members want to see them, usually while there I explain the sadness that seems to be surrounding the...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit, girls loved the animals. Disappointed the train was down. Lunch at the Serageti was a Lil pricey for the amount you get. 4 baskets and drinks was $60

Thank pcorbit101
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed this zoo! The children's zoo area was very nice. Loved the Safari area. Most of the zoo is shaded so even though it's hot, it isn't overbearing. My 4 year old had a blast! We spent 5.5 hours here...More

Thank shale302
Reviewed June 4, 2016

We have been here several times. It is clean and nice. Great place to stroll and enjoy the beautiful landscape and exhibits.

Thank Lookin4BBQ
Reviewed June 4, 2016

And by "fun" I mean interesting even for old folks. Kids of course will have a wonderful time. The habitats are imaginative and some of the best- they've made good use of the Dallas forest land they have... not a lot lot different in appearance...More

Thank ShariH662
Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Dallas Zoo has improved since my last visit 10 years ago. The habitats for the animals have been enlarged. It was sad to see the animals captive but educating. I hope as intelligent human beings, we will continue to educate ourselves on freedom for...More

Thank Brandy F
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This zoo is beautiful! One of the best I've been to. The exhibits are large, open viewing, and safe. Feeding the giraffes and birds was such a fun experience for all of us. I highly recommend.

Thank Jessi B
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We decided to take our grandbaby to the zoo for the first time since she loves animals; she really loved the petting zoo/farm animals, great idea by the zoo to set this up. Our grandbaby also loved the reptile display. The only negatives, lack of...More

Thank BrownsteadRealEstate
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Took a Group of kids here for a non-profit. They were completely entertained the whole time. Their favorite parts were the elephant talk and feeding of the giraffes. Another highlight was the prairie dog exhibit where they were able to crawl through tunnels and get...More

Thank travelTLee
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November 16, 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!
May 13, 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!
April 23, 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.