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“Not very entertaining”
Review of Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo
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$48.00*
and up
Dallas CityPASS
Ranked #15 of 238 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 young children, Activities for older children
Nevada, Texas
1 review
“Not very entertaining”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

Needs improvement. Several sights were closed. animals hard to view.

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Royse City, Texas
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“Dallas zoo- fair on the national scale”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

It is a descent zoo and it also have some interesting research going on here. Did you know this is where most of the captive Okapi in the United States are born?? :) This is a good sized zoo but to me, it is in dire need of renovation and could use a facelift. San Antonio zoo is much better, as well as the San Diego and St Luis zoo- If you have been to those, this one will most likely be a bit of a disappointment. It also has a great kids play area in it for those with young children.

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east texas
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77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“zoo is as zoo goes”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

fun to return now and then ,, better in some ways not in others

Visited September 2011
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
“Dallas Zoo”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

It was great lots of fun. It was full of entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Visited November 2011
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Recently updated”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

I love the Dallas Zoo! It has a great variety of animals, and it was recently updated so all of the facilities are fairly new and very nicely done

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