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El Paso Zoo, El Paso

(3.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Home to exotic animals from around the world, El Paso Zoo provides a place to learn about wild creatures. The zoo is split into three major sections: animals of the Americas, animals of Asia, and animals of Africa. Take the opportunity to visit the critically endangered species housed here, like the Amur leopard, Mexican wolves, and the Aruba rattlesnake. Kids will enjoy a ride on the African Star Train through the African exhibit to see animals like giraffes, zebras, and ostriches. To learn more, attend one of the zoo's animal training sessions or meet with zoo staff at one of the educational programs offered in several exhibits. Put El Paso Zoo into our El Paso trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in El Paso.
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  • Had a wonderful time at the zoo and the variety of animals for a smaller zoo then I'm use to was surprising. My daughter enjoyed it so much that she went back another time with her boyfriend. 
  • Great small zoo. Excellent prices. Fun environment. Definitely one of the best values in El Paso for adults & kids. 
  • Being an El Paso Native, I have always felt that we can do so much more for our zoo. It is good for the kid's yet if they could expand it to be more enjoyable such as the San Diego Zoo. They would rem...  more »
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  • We love this zoo. We received a free year pass from ACS and we want at least 2 times a month. It maybe small but my kids loved it. My only problem is only one time did we see the male sea lion trainer and he was the best. Sushi was my kids favorite reason for going and as we went the trainers seemed to make the show more and more bland and unappealing. The man was very good with the crowd and sushi. Plenty to do. My youngest was typically done after 4 hours once it hit nap time but my oldest could have went for hours. They loved the train, gift shop was not to badly priced but I mean it is a gift shop. We went to almost all the events. Just a great little place to go with the family or anyone really. We have since moved and really miss having this get away on the weekends. When we left they were adding attractions so I hope it has only improved!
  • Went during their boo at the zoo Halloween event. It was really busy and full of families. Loved the diversity of the animals and saw a couple I had never seen before at other big zoos! Although the variety of animals was wonderful, many placards needed to be edited because the information wasn't correct.
  • They have an amazing location and the staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a good lace to spend the day with the family. We attended boo at the zoo and the kids love it
  • Most of the zoo was closed due to renovations which is understandable, but there were no food or beverage vendors available. There was a lot of cosmetic damage to walls and fences. No staff to engage visitors in the education aspect of a zoo. Glimmering hope that when renovations are complete it gives guests a pleasant experience.
  • I have been going to the El Paso Zoon since I was a little girl. Now I have my children and they also love visiting the zoo. It may not be as big or as fancy as other zoos but it's nice enough and big enough for us to enjoy. Some things, like food and souvenirs, are a little pricey.