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Review of Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo
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$48.00*
and up
Dallas CityPASS
Ranked #12 of 251 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Wow they have only continued to make this place even better. Lots to see and my little ones had a great time. New parking lot on the back side backs right up to the Dart so its perfect for parking and for riding down.

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Reviewed January 25, 2012

We visited for the first time since they've finished the upgrade (it's been a while). So much better than last time!! Great safari themed sit down restaurant (burgers, etc...), also healthy options, too.

We took the train tour - it was ok, so you see a few animals you wouldn't walking around, but it isn't the end of the world if you don't ride it.

Kids will love the live petting zoo with an old west theme and pony rides and ice cream shops.

Overall, great afternoon for a mild Texas winter!

Thank D Dawn K
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Great place to visit & take the kids. Lots to do & see

Thank Dana M
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

This is a lovely zoo with a variety of animals, including a pair of giant anteaters. Their tram ride is worth the small fee as you actually see animals, unlike other zoos where you just see the back of exhibits. The giraffe exhibit is great, you can feed them from several vantage points. Just be ready to be really close to them!

Zoo is a very nice size and has a good layout. Make sure to allow a few hours! There is a discounted winter entry fee, but it was a gorgeous 65 degree day!

Thank chicagoheroine
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

Love the zoo.
Love the animals.
Love the zoo and the animals....and the zoo.

Thank Barry K
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