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Dallas Zoo
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$48.00*
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Dallas CityPASS
Ranked #15 of 236 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
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Reviewed January 25, 2005

The Dallas Zoo is sad to visit for adults but children will love it.
The employees are trying, the animals look healthy but the architecture and infrastructure are badly outdated and obviously minimally maintained.
There are several new attractions being built but some of the old ones are rusty, peeling paint and cracking their concrete.
If you can ignore the decay the zoo is a great place to spend the day and picnic. The Dart rail station is right across from the zoo making it easy to get there without having to drive and two days a week your ticket will get you 50% off.
The zoo badly needs your money to keep going. Its' only hope is if the county takes over from the city but that seems unlikely.
So go to the zoo often so that we have a local zoo to go to.

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