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Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, Texas

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  • Visited: 2014-01-01
  • Submitted: 2014-03-21 02:12:51.0
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You can bring your own lunch - we pack in a backpack and carry with us. Much cheaper. Don't pass the "Twister house" by. The first few times we went we didn't know what it was and walked right by it. When we finally entered, we found some adorable foxes and some more fun exhibits. If you like trains, you can ride a train inside the zoo, then stop at the miniature train on the way back to the main roads. It will drive you around the Trinity River.

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  • Visited: 2013-04-01
  • Submitted: 2013-12-30 10:49:56.0
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One of Our Favorite Zoos

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Log Cabin Village is just across from the zoo entrance and is also a great place to visit!

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  • Visited: 2013-08-01
  • Submitted: 2013-09-26 14:34:14.0
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The Animals are Magical

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  • Visited: 2013-07-01
  • Submitted: 2013-07-18 23:05:37.0
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One of our favorite zoos

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Plan for a longer day than you think.

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Submitted by: Chris B.

Ok, I'm tainted- This was one of the first Zoo's I remember going too as a child. I took my son there for his first zoo adventure. We loved it! The weather was perfect! The layout makes it easy to see the whole...

Submitted by: John A.

I personally believe this is one of the best zoos in the US.  Here is my two cents. 1.  Avoid going during spring break (especially half price Wednesday).  The traffic to get into the zoo will be backed up for miles.  They usually break their attendance record each year on the spring break Wednesday. 2.  I wouldn't recommend the zoo sleepovers.  They have like 50 to 100 people sleeping all in one room on the hard floor.  I remember the AC wasn't' doing a good job at keeping the room cool.  The program activities did not make it worth while. 3.  The summer zoo camps are good.  However, they don't follow the theme they list on the syllabus.  The kids basically do a craft and then go look at the exhibits in a g...

Submitted by: Sydney T.

I'm biased because I grew up going here, but it's truly my favorite zoo (and yes, I've been to the San Diego zoo). It's not expensive, and there is a large variety of animals. They have them sectioned by what continent or country they're from, so your kids can get a feel of which animals would live together in their natural habitat. They've done a lot of upgrades over the years, to make everything look more like a natural habitat and less like animals in steel cages. It seems like there are food vendors everywhere, so you always have those options, but being from a large family we always packed our lunch and picnicked outside the zoo in one of the parks nearby (free parking, hello!) There are also a variety ...

Submitted by: Heather R.

I had always heard that this was one of the best zoos and my kiddo loves animals so going to this zoo with the in-laws was a no brainer. They do have some great trees and tons of shade.  However, overall, disappointed, but I think it was just built up too much for me.  The animal petting area is at the far end of the zoo and with a toddler, it took most of zoo time to get there.  When we did, there was a pig, a couple of goats and some chickens that were all too hot.  They were laying there and not interested in being pet.  Hey, its June and it's hot around noon, but there was no one around to assist.  Based on my experience the Dallas Zoo was better. The train okay.  Not much to see on it, but is good to he...

Submitted by: Claire D.

I can honestly say that $12 has never been so worth it for me.  I love going to zoo's and have been to plenty but the Fort Worth zoo has blown them all away.   The selection of animals is terrific and we were lucky enough to go on a day where a lot of them were active.  I was defiantly an animal kid when I was younger and can usually name all the animals at the zoo.  Fort Worth had mammals and birds I had never even heard of...I loved it! I don't even really care about birds, but thought that "Raptor Canyon" was fantastic.  The condor stretched out it's wings when we were walking by and it was awesome! The elephants were stomping around, I can spend hours just watching the primates...the alligators and crocs...

Submitted by: Jesus G.

Great place! Went with my wife on a Tuesday. I typically went on Wednesdays because it is half price, but after suffering through scores of children I will definately return on a Monday or Tuesday. It was awesome to walk around the zoo with time to enjoy the beautiful habitats. I went at 10 am when the zookeepers toss food in the visible habitat, so I got a chance to actually SEE many animals that just lay out of site most of the time like the cheetah and lions. There were a few empty enclosures. And there were not as many activities as other times, like petting the reptiles at MOLA. But it was definately more enjoyable. I've been to the zoo in Houston and this one is just as nice, just wish this one had a a...

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