Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas
650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75203| Map |
The Dallas Zoo was originally founded in 1888 and now covers 106 acres, making it the largest zoological park in Texas. The zoo is home to 406 species and 1,800 animals (6,800 counting invertebrates).
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- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Pony rides are available for children. Riders must be one year or older and weigh less than 80 pounds. Check the website for details.
Address: 650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75203| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day. More Info
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- Visited: 2013-09-01
- Submitted: 2013-12-03 12:27:27.0
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it was an amazing first trip for my sonFlag review
It was an amazing first trip for my son. I did not know how he would act with all the animals, but to my surprise he loved every minute of it. I was able to get some great pictures of him having a good time plus the weather was amazing that day his favorite animal to see was the monkeys and I'm planning to take him again when the weather starts to warm up a bit and the price to get isn't that bad either
Tips for Families
Try to go on a day that isn't so hot and it will be more enjoyable
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We needed to take our kids to a ZOO. We went to austin zoo and kids were actually depressed to see the poor animals hiding in their caves with no care. Looked like even animals were embarassed on their presentation but dallas zoo is BETTER. kids loved it!! they fed giraffes (even though the lettuce was the most expensive item on the menu), enjoyed mon...
yay zoo! the best day to go to the zoo is a lightly drizzly day. the children aren't around. the animals are interested. it's a big place, and if you're actually interested in watching animals there are great viewing areas. the new wilds of africa is a rea...
These are my suggestions for a fun day at the zoo... 1. If it is going to be hot, show up when they open at 9am. 2. If you can, take the city train to get there. For my kid, that is part of the adventure. 3. The Wilds of Africa is the first place you should check out. You can feed giraffes there if you like. 4. The children's part of the zoo is also good. 5. The SOAR show is incredible; and it is free with admission. 6. Go when the weather is going to be nice. 7. Plan on eating elsewhere. If you took the train, there are some nice options downtown. Basically, we have a wonderful time whenever we go... but we also go early and when the weather is tolerable. We actually enjoy it more than the Fort ...
The Dallas Zoo gets a lot of bad press. Yes, the animals are afraid of the visitors and not frequently seen. And the food options range from really bad to completely unacceptable. But this isn't a restaurant, it's a zoo! Took my kid here this afternoon, and he had SO much fun! We did eventually get out of the kid's zoo, but I completely recommend going to this place! You can pack your own food and have a picnic in one of several parks, and even though the City of Dallas takes care of the place, it's not so bad. We have a season / family membership, and it gives you 10% off all purchaces in the zoo, including the gift shop. Get ready to drop a few bucks if you have kids because they cater to them and display ...