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Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth

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Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with just a handful of animals, making it the oldest zoo in Texas. Today the zoo has been ranked as the fifth best in the country by USA Travel Guide and is home to almost 7,000 animals. You can discover an array of exotic creatures, such as penguins, Asian elephants, chimpanzees, poison dart frogs, and parrots, as well as see an extensive collection of native Texan species. To view aquatic animals, visit the Great Barrier Reef exhibit. The zoo features a number of rides and activities, including a carousel, rock-climbing tower, and hurricane and tornado simulators. Plan to visit Fort Worth Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fort Worth attractions using our Fort Worth trip itinerary builder website.
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  • Incredible! And I say that after I spent 4 hours walking around a basically empty zoo in February. They have a great collection of reptiles and bugs. Everything is well marked. If I get the chance...  more »
  • We are season ticket holders and love the Fort Worth Zoo. It has been redeisned and many attractions are being redone. The good thing is that many areas have already been transformed and the new...  more »
  • One of the Best Zoos to visit in the country. Highly recommended for family outing. Variety of active animals.  more »
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  • The Forth Worth Zoo is by far the best place we have visited in the Dallas area! We went on a Wednesday afternoon and it was not crowded. We were able to walk to all the exhibits even in the heat and see All the animals. They have different Entertainment and question/answers throughout the day. The Zoo employees are knowledgeable, polite and very nice. We enjoyed the Giraffe experience the most since we were able to feed the giraffe and have it close to us.
  • We visited Fort Worth Zoo on a pleasant day after driving 40 miles and it was well worth the drive and fee. It is a Texas themed zoo with all kinds of animals, birds and reptiles. There were flamingos in different colors. We will definitely visit again when elephant center is completely renovated. It was full of greenery and has many restaurants on the track. I'd recommend to be there by the opening hour to avoid crowd and get a closer parking spot.
  • The Forth Worth Zoo is by far the best place we have visited in the Dallas area! We went on a Wednesday afternoon and it was not crowded. We were able to walk to all the exhibits even in the heat and see All the animals. They have different Entertainment and question/answers throughout the day. The Zoo employees are knowledgeable, polite and very nice. We enjoyed the Giraffe experience the most since we were able to feed the giraffe and have it close to us.
  • This is probably the best zoo in the whole wide world. The attractions are entertaining and a bunch of fun too. Every animal is well fed and has a clean place to live and is given toys and others to play with. Overall a great place to take a family for spring break or in the fall, if you go in the summer be sure to drink lots of water and have the sunscreen ready.
  • This was the first time I have ever been to this zoo and it was a very enjoyable experience. The zoo is well designed in the middle of Fort Worth and has a lot of trees for shade as it was 95 or so when we were there. The pathways are very wide and the whole place was very clean. They do seem to have lots of new things being developed which would be a reason to come back and see everything again.
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