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Dallas Zoo, Dallas

4.2
#1 of 9 in Outdoors in Dallas
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. Use our Dallas planning website to add Dallas Zoo and other attractions to your Dallas vacation plans.
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  • Excellent zoo! We were vacationing for Thanksgiving and only had one full day to see sites. We chose the zoo because the day was beautiful. The animals are well cared for and the facilities are in gre...  more »
  • I am not a professional photographer, nor do I aspire to be so, but my husband has taken a great interest in photography. So, we found out about this Photo Safari that takes place a couple of times a ...  more »
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  • This was a interesting place. So peaceful and quiet, yet so close to downtown Dallas. I loved my visit and the conversations with the park employees, the habitats are very large and all the animals have plenty of room to me happy and content. The parking and admission was very affordable. Ate lunch at the serengeti cafe, the two gentlemen working at the grill were very pleasant and held a conversation without feeling like you were bothering them. To my surprise I sat down and the cafe had a amazing window view of the lions sleeping about 4' from your table. Most definitely will be returning for another day there. Well with the trip
  • As soon as you purchase the ticket, you will be given route map which helps you go in a proper direction. This zoo basically has two zones: North and South. North zone had Tigers, Cheetah, Elephant etc. South zone had Crocodiles, African wild life, chimpanzees, gorillas. Train is available to watch the African Wild Life. I enjoyed watching Reptiles section a lot. It looks like the “Animals Show” is conducted daily with different animals each day. There are plenty of ice cream and juice stores in half mile radius. Out of my own experience, visiting Zoo in the summers would be a bad choice 😁

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