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Amarillo Zoo, Amarillo

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Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 60 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just look...you'll experience the animal world.
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  • It has been a few years since we've been to the Amarillo Zoo. The animals are well cared for, and the areas added for educating youngsters of all ages is impressive.  more »
  • This was a great place to visit with the grandkids. I was impressed by it. It turned out much better than I expected.  more »
  • The Amarillo Zoo is very small, but always a fun experience for our Grandchildren. Nice walking paths, play areas, and a good variety of animals. The staff are always friendly and keep the zoo clean a...  more »
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  • A good selection of animals for a small zoo in a small city! On our visit the lion roared, the lemurs played, and the tigers posed. The bear was restless, but the rest on the animals were relaxed, but active. Even the turkeys posed for photos. All the animals looked healthy. Plenty of parking and the admission is half price on Mondays. You only need an hour. More of you linger. We took our sons family including the grandkids and we all really enjoyed it.
  • Love, Love, LOVED this zoo. We happened to be in Amarillo during the Christmas lights special event. We toured the zoo and spoke with many knowledgeable employees whom educated us on all the different critters we observed. A must see for everyone!
  • Unfortunately this zoo is as small as they come. The cages are all chain link so they dominate the scenary. Even so, my toddler had a blast and Mondays are free admittance so I admire what the owners are trying to accomplish with the resources they have.
  • A nice clean zoo. Its a good size for Amarillo, not huge, but worth the admission. Most of the animals just lay around all day, but if you go early in the morning, they are more active. I've been going here for years, and the zoo, and animals, look a lot better than they did 10 years ago! Could use a few more/new animals, but its always a good experience.
  • It's a small zoo, but it's well managed and has a great layout along with great education programs and seasonal events. Great variety of animals. Would love to see the addition of elephants and giraffes some day.

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Where to stay in Amarillo

Homestyle and boutique bed and breakfasts offer Texas hospitality near the downtown area. Chain hotels downtown fill up fast in the weeks prior to the rodeo, so book early to secure your desired room. Some of these hotels offer luxury suites and extra services, such as spas. Another popular option is camping in the desert to get a taste of the cowboy life.
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