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Address: 4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
Phone Number: +1 915-212-0966
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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Great time, nice zoo

I compared this to the the Bronx zoo in NYC and I have say it was almost as enjoyable. The lion den had a large separation that puts you virtually next to the lions for a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
madhorze
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I compared this to the the Bronx zoo in NYC and I have say it was almost as enjoyable. The lion den had a large separation that puts you virtually next to the lions for a great interactive experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent zoo, especially if you are interested in primates. The exhibit is very well designed; no bored animals here. We also had a great conversation with a zoo keeper who was working on helping with the introduction of a new (to this zoo) lion. She gave us detailed information when asked, and didn't bore the little kids... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend time with family.Plenty of places to rest. Children cam spend time playing and enjoying the animals.

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Thank macost20
Carson City, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an overnight stay in El Paso but took the time to go to the zoo. Granddaughter needed something to do since we arrived early in the day. The zoo itself was just ok. I have seen better, but they tried to make it interesting. Some exhibits were closed. Most animals were hiding in the shade due to the extreme... More 

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Thank GeekyGranny
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The el paso zoo has been growing and improving over this decade. It has a fine knowledgeable staff that help present its exhibits well to our public. I enjoyed the zoo sleepovers for family and young children in the summer. You should enjoy that with your children.

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Thank A R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the zoo is awesome! The monkeys are my favorite and then the elephants. There is a nice show with the seals. The kids as well as the adults will enjoy. But drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Enjoy

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Thank Aloha P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey for the amount of exhibits they are still upgrading and it is well needed. Would like to see more animals as well. Concessions are really pricey and not really worth the cost. But from where we started we are coming up in the world.

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Thank Thomas W
El Paso, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not a bad zoo but I have been to better. They have a scarce selection of animals and they do not look very healthy. Also over all their exhibits are just ugly. They also had no employees to take care of the animals. They had barley any birds and let people harass their animals. I was not impressed.

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Thank Zooadvisor
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised with the El Paso Zoo. It's small but nice with some nice areas for kids, including a splash pad a shaded area with treehouse slides. There is a picnic area close to this. We enjoyed the presentations and feeding the giraffes. A very affordable day. They do offer a military discount at the gate, making it... More 

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Thank jennifer15252000
El Paso, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in El Paso and have been to this Zoo several times throughout the years and I have come to notice that it improves over time. The Zoo is not very big but for its size it provide a pleasant stroll for a family with younger children and even teens to look at a variety of animals. The... More 

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