I have been to every single zoo in Texas and I will say the drive to Fort Worth was well worth it just for a day at the Fort Worth Zoo. You will love the shady paths and the large sized areas including waterfalls and rock formations that they have for every one of their animals. You and your family can even feed birds for a $1.00 per stick and that is fascinating in itself. You can get close to the Chimps and even see all the animals that originated in Texas. Train ride is only $2.00 and so is the Carousel ride for children. They have a huge barn type play area for all children under 48" and that is FREE and very fun. They have a beautiful White Tiger exhibit as well. Just go and you will enjoy it. My second favorite Zoo in Texas is the Tyler, TX Zoo but this has everything you could look for in a great day with family and/or friends at the Zoo.
They even have a Burger King inside. Excellent Zoo!More