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El Paso Zoo

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Visited the zoo recently , I was pleased to see some more improvements and exhibits . Actually... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gil E
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Small Zoo with Plenty to do.

Being a small zoo, you can see most of it and not feel overwhelmed. Check on the times for the... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Richard D
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
+1 915-212-0966
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Reviewed yesterday

Our zoo keeps getting better. It's growing and adding so many amazing exhibits. The playground and splash pad are awesome, too. Getting a membership is a great idea. You can enjoy the zoo when you want and how you want- some days, you can pack...More

Thank donnamunozbooks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so I visited the zoo on a family trip on October. The giraffe show was closed for maintenance ( they informed us before buying the tickets ). The first thing we did was buy a train ticket to see part of the zoo (train...More

1  Thank lcdajohannecortes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is laid out nicely and sections are well marked and logical. The grounds are well maintained and there are places that serve food. Staff members are very friendly. I was there to photograph animals and found most exhibits were good viewing.

Thank Bradgaard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a Sunday about 10:00 in the morning. Not many had arrived so we got close parking to the zoo entrance. The prices our cheap compared to some of the many other zoos we’ve been to. Which for the small size it’s a...More

Thank sadbasher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is small but if offers a more in depth experience with the animals the way they had it set up. It was my first time here and we didn't expect much cause the parking lot was pretty small but I was pleasantly surprised...More

Thank lindaaxiong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed. Went on a Sunday at 2:00pm. Were told the giraffe exhibit would be closed. The bird show was closed at 2:00pm. Elephants were let out at 3:30 for a short while. Took the train ride for additional $2 which turned out to be...More

Thank cubie2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many people do not even know that El Paso has a Zoo, but to be honest is a very complete zoo. I really recommend it. El Paso gets hot so bring comfortable clothing.

Thank Adrian2332
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the zoo recently , I was pleased to see some more improvements and exhibits . Actually enjoyed the afternoon there. Looked like there was ongoing construction and something was being added very impressed with the zoo and would recommend a visit.

Thank Gil E
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Being a small zoo, you can see most of it and not feel overwhelmed. Check on the times for the various shows so you can plan to get the most out of your visit.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The zoo itself is very nice and clean but not worth the price of admission. I have gone on several occasions and they always some construction or remodeling going on. Sometimes a large portion of the exhibits are closed. If you have large sections of...More

Thank Yvo21car
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Lulu R
July 9, 2018|
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Response from justrun14 | Reviewed this property |
Adult-$12 Senior (above 60): $9
May 22, 2016|
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Response from el paso z | Property representative |
Yes, please feel free to bring food and drinks - just please no glass containers. Alcohol is also not allowed.
July 22, 2015|
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Response from el paso z | Property representative |
Hi there. Small family groups may bring snacks with them to the Zoo. Picnic tables are provided for public use.