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Dallas Zoo, Dallas

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • This zoo was a little southwest of downtown Dallas and was a very nice zoo. They had a lot of animal exhibits which all looked to be appropriately sized for the animals which all looked well kept... 
    This zoo was a little southwest of downtown Dallas and was a very nice zoo. They had a lot of animal exhibits which all looked to be appropriately sized for the animals which all looked well kept...  more »
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  • We had a wonderful time here today. We took our time walking and reading and spent about 4 hours in the park. We didn't cover everything but probably 90% of it. It has been a very long time since our last visit. The weather was very nice 85 and a light breeze. This made for a wonderful day to take our time and really experience more than when its hotter. $10 for parking, veterans discount on admission with ID. Snacks and drinks throughout park. Nice clean bathrooms and exhibits. Plenty of staff for all your questions. Souvenirs and gift shops open. Picnic area. Children's learning area. Several places to tuck into to cool off as you go.
  • Had a family day at the zoo!! We went during the beginning of February (yes it was a bit cold) but the animals were all out! We were so happy to see all the animals and get to witness the elephant & hippo chat. Even took some time for lunch and ate by the elephants exhibit. Parking was perfect. Price was doable. Staff were very nice and open to all questions. Bathrooms were stocked. Gift shop was equipped with all your favorite animal souvenirs in which our folks from out of state got to take home to show off. The freeway construction was not the greatest but as soon as you park it is as if you are entering another world!

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