My family has been to atleast a dozen zoos and we enjoyed our visit to the Dallas Zoo today. We are members of the San Antonio zoo, so we were able to get into this zoo for 50% off, which is good (don't know if I had paid full price I would of been as happy with my visit), because the fees were steep, parking was $7 and the monorail for our family of 5 was another $15 and penny passport tokes were $1.01, instead of the usual 51 cents. You could also pay to feed the giraffes, ride the camels or ponies, but for extra fees.
There are two parts to this zoo, a new and old section. The older section of the zoo does not have a continous flow and you had to back track several routes to get to other areas of the zoo. A lot of it was overgrown and some of the cages empty. However, the monkey area and reptile house was very good. We saw several animals that we had never seen before, including albino crocodiles and several monkeys. We even saw a baby monkey that was only 3 weeks old, very cute.
The newer section was done very well and had a good layout. You could get really close ups of the giraffes, they had 8 of them. You had good views also of the elephants.
The last thing we did was the monorail, expecting to see something more than what we had seen. You did see a few other things, but nothing work the $3 per person it cost for a 20 minute ride. Would recommend skipping. I agree with another post, that they should just include one ride with the high price they charge to get into this zoo.
We were glad that we visited, but it is not a zoo we would return to. Some zoo you leave knowing you will return, others you know you won't....