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Dallas Zoo

#15 of 236 things to do in Dallas Features Animals
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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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.
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650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
+1 469-554-7500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful clean zoo. Clear sign posts direct you around the zoo. Amazing exhibits and interactive educational areas where you can learn more. Misters located around the zoo to allow guests to cool down. Visited the giraffe exhibit but missed the feeding time, however the giraffes...More

Thank Forndoggy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved our visit to the Dallas Zoo. Unlike many zoos I have been to, I could get a good view of almost every animal. The staff is friendly and the parking is fairly easy to navigate. Go in the morning, mid day in the dallas...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lived in Dallas all my life and grew up going to Dallas Zoo and now I take my granddaughters. They have made so many improvements. They have the Wilds of Africa where the animals roam and you can get close and personal. You can feed...More

Thank kemprhonda31
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This zoo is really cool I went here on a school field trip and it was amazing it was really fun to. The staff there were really kind and nice considering a man there had a seizure and a staff member jumped out to help...More

Thank SKY P
Reviewed 1 week ago

oh i loved this place. what an awesome adventure and time. lots to see and lots to do. was a wonderful fun filled day with lots to keep you busy

Thank debra n
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the zoo and I was just as impressed the second time. They do a great job providing refreshments, bathrooms, and play space for the kids, while at the same time offering many interactive and close up experiences. Children of...More

Thank OrlandoFamily5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dallas Zoo with its past problems of escaping zoo animals is often upstaged by the nearby Fort Worth Zoo which is regarded as one of the best zoos in the United States. We were impressed with the front gate clerks who sold us our...More

Thank RickPerry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 11 year old to meet daughter in law with 2yr old grand baby there! We fed the giraffes lettuce and it was so fun! It's even safe for a two year old to do!!

Thank Tanyala W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun to visit and a wonderful zoo! Wide variety of animals. Lots of interesting trails and areas to enjoy. Lots of walking so make sure to bring wagon/strollers etc for small kids.

Thank marinacityfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been Family Member since last year. We come to visit here at least once a month. The cafeteria has A/C - it helps us refresh in the middle of our visit. We can eat our lunch and see lions laying the other side...More

Thank Ecoinus
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i'm interested in the times of special events for the Friday, May 19, 2017. I don't want to miss seeing something just because I don't know about it! Thanks!
14 May 2017|
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Response from topper711 | Reviewed this property |
I would go with never stop advice either way you can't go wrong at the zoo!
will you pick up from hotel
23 April 2017|
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Response from DudesAdrift | Reviewed this property |
If you are at a hotel anywhere on a DART rail line, it is easy to get to the zoo. If you are not near DART rail line, take Uber to the nearest station. Zoo is on the red DART line.
Is any picnic areas in the zoo, can I take my own food and drinks?
14 April 2017|
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Response from indrablanco | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a place called picnic ridge in zoo north