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Dallas Zoo, Dallas

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.1/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • The Zoo just keeps getting better. We have visited over the years with friends and family. We went with our kids and now we visit with grandkids. Our granddaughter (age 5) requested a special day at t...  read more »
  • Great place to visit with kids. Near downton dallas and light rail station the elephants were great and the zoo was in great shape and staff were freindly 
  • Went on a cloudy day...made the visit a lot more enjoyable!! Texas gets HOT! Displays were nice, easy to visit the animals. But again, if you go during a really hot day, the animals will also be looki...  read more »
  • Pokemon night at the Dallas Zoo tonight was so cool! I didn't think there would be so many people there, but IT WAS PACKED!! It was awesome to meet people on your team while walking the zoo at night! Lures had been set off so catching the Pokemon was a breeze... we caught 8 Pikachu! Such a great family fun filled night! Thank you!
  • Dear Dallas Zoo, What a great day at the zoo we had! Plenty of water fountains and drink machines, good amount of kiosks to by food and drink, nice shade from the heat and great places for our 100+ summer campers to run around safely. I wish I had the names of all the helpful staff. Unfortunately, I only have the name of the one difficult staff member, Tabitha at member services. Scenario: 100+ group needs more maps. Tabitha is sitting next to a giant stack. She won't give us any because she has "a limited quantity." Though the kiosk she refers me to is close, at the time I did not know that. I only see my 100+ group, tons of zoo staff, who can go get more for maps for Tabitha, and a large stack of maps sitting next to her. By the way, the zoo is not busy, but there are still tons of staff. So my question: do you make this large group happy? or do you make Tabitha happy by not having to get more maps? Her customer service leaves less to be desired. Luckily, the rest of the day went well or we might not choose to go back in the future. I've worked at this camp for 30 years and there are a few places we won't go back to due to this type of treatment: Sandy Lake, the circus... The zoo might want to reconsider their customer service policies. Marco Rodriguez
  • They have a very nice collection of animals and birds. The safari is about 20 mins and it has some rare animals that we don't see usually in other zoo's. The guided tour is very informative as well. There Are hourly stage shows where we get to see exciting birds a day other small aminals out on a small stage that is fun for the kids....
  • I'll admit that I'm a pretty die hard member of the Ft Worth Zoo so this was my first time at the Dallas Zoo in 20+ years. I went for a special event...(OK, I went for the special Pokemon event) and had a blast. And the zoo handled all the complaints and issues around this event with sincerity and grace even though the issues were far out of their control. Based on that, I'm already planning a return trip in the next couple of weeks and by then I will be a proud card carrying member.
  • Fun with the kids when they first opened. Parking $8. Admission $15 for adults. Not sure about kid pricing, we had passes from school. Saw lots of animals and informational booths. They even have a mini waterpark off the entrance to the petting zoo area. Stayed about 3 hours. Food available inside but cute zoo themed McDonald's around the corner. Once the sun started beaming and I killed 2 mosquitoes, it was time to go. Good visit overall.
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