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Dallas Zoo, Dallas
(4.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
With over 2,000 animals and well over 900,000 human visitors a year, Dallas Zoo is the largest zoo in Texas. Established in 1888 with just a pair of deer and a pair of mountain lions, the park now has grown to house over 400 distinct species of animals. The zoo is the only of its kind in the United States to house mixed animal enclosures with elephants living with other species. Over 70 species of poisonous reptiles also call the zoo home. If you're a penguin fan, you will want to check out the specialized penguin cove to see the little critters interact both above and under the water. Put Dallas Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dallas travel itinerary maker.
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  • I have a membership to this zoo, so we frequent the Dallas Zoo mostly in the summers, but during warmer winter days as well. The membership is definitely worth the money that you will save in tickets ...  more »
  • Went to see the lions, tigers and bears (you know the rest) and had a blast. The giraffes were by far my favorite follewed by every bird. The day was cool and overcast, the animals loved the weather c...  more »
  • We did a self tour of Dallas and going to the Zoo was great! Parking was easy but I recommend going early so you can see everything. There's lots to keep your kids interested and busy. Check out your ...  more »
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  • Absolutely wonderful. i had amazing memories from my childhood whenever we came here, and they were the greatest bonding moments for my family. if you have children, then i would suggest to show them the proper zoo more than the kid's area as it is lacking. but other than that, it will make a terrific experience for all ages.
  • ****Updated review**** 11/1/16 I would like to retract my review from this past weekend. We visited the Zoo and had an unpleasant interaction with a member of the staff. We left a summary of the event and the Dallas Zoo took action swiftly and professionally. We would like to thank the folks involved at customer experience/customer relations. We heard back from the office of customer service at the Dallas Zoo with news that they were very upset that our experience this past weekend went so unpleasantly. They have met and exceeded our expectations of what an A+ establishment is all about. They managed our concerns with priority and made us feel as valued members of the facility. Thank you for the quick and seamless mending of our issue. We look forward to visiting the Zoo very soon ! Special thanks to Carmen for reaching out and leaving a message. She went the extra mile and that is an extremely valuable contribution from her. Kudos to you and continue doing a wonderful job for the members, community and city of Dallas.
  • Love the Dallas Zoo! If you have kids I recommend the Family Passport. Free carousel rides and monorail rides! Lots of special events to keep things interesting. Seeing the cheetah run is pretty amazing too! The new baby elephant Ajabu is out now and he is adorable!
  • Was a good time. The charge for parking was a surprise! Nice zoo the exhibits where nice. Train was ok nothing to wow over. It was a lot too look at, better were some comfortable walking shoes.
  • Love this zoo! Great area for all the kids to play and explore. It does a great job of letting you get really close to the animals. If you go you have to ride the train! It's relaxing and genuinely beautiful