Dallas Zoo encompasses 106-acres of exotic and traditional zoo animals. Visitors are greeted at the entrance by one of the ... More
Dallas Zoo encompasses 106-acres of exotic and traditional zoo animals. Visitors are greeted at the entrance by one of the tallest statue in Texas - a 67.5 foot (20.5 meters) giraffe. The Wilds of Africa attraction includes the chimpanzee forest, the gorilla center and an aviary on a quarter-mile nature trail where six natural habitats are featured: forest, mountain, woodland, river, desert and brush. A 20-minute monorail ride runs the course of the attraction and costs an additional fee. The ZooNorth attraction includes a bird and reptile building, children's zoo with touchable animals, cheetah exhibit, elephants, giraffes, flamingos and other traditional animals.
Yes the zoo is a little old but they have had MANY updates and additions! Such as a wonderful inactive bird experience. You can feed several different types of birds, not just one kind like many other zoos! The children's area is one of the best I've ever seen, with a Discovery House filled with puppets and puzzle, there's always a new craft. Goats to pet and feed. Fish to feed! Tunnels to climb and come nose to nose with mongoose or horn-bills! The monorail is a wonderful ride, however it's closed a good part of the year due to the heat! A great zoo! Oh, the children's area there's a little creek for the kids to play in. My son loves! Bring a change of clothes and a towel!
I LOVE the Dallas Zoo! We've been members for about seven years, now, and we love it! They are always making improvements, and when you think the zoo can't get any better, they add a super-cool exhibit or expand one of the current exhibits. In the past couple of years they have opened a new (and bigger) children's' zoo that children ages 12 and up can volunteer at. It's a farm-theme with a goat pin you can enter and a barn with rabbits and guinea pigs you can pet. In the mornings, zookeepers give cheep pony rides, and sometimes in the afternoons (when it's cool enough) they bring a pony out that the kids can just pet. For older kids, there is a nature exchange, where they bring in shells or rocks or goat skulls in exchange for points. They use the points to get other items to bring home, and it's totally free. In the main zoo, the exhibits are arranged by where the animals are from. There is a really cool Wilds of Africa section that I totally recommend seeing. Finished watching your kids imitate chimps (another cool exhibit, BTW)? Then check out the gift shop on your way out or ride on the merry-go-round. Not only will your kids love this fantastic zoo, but so will you! Plus, there is a DART station right outside for easy transportation.
The zoo is a great destination for children. It has multiple exhibits and attractions. However, I would have to say the Fort Worth Zoo is better. I have been to both over the years, and I think the Fort Worth one has kept up better over the years. It is more entertaining and much more appealing. It is larger and has more to do. Both are good, but if you must pick, I would try the Fort Worth one.
I have been to the Dallas Zoo dozens of times over the last I'd say 7 maybe more years. I love it. I am studying Biology/Zoology so for me the zoo is a great place.
I do relaize that the zoo does not seem what you would think of when you think of Dallas, but if you make many trips each year for the past few years you would see the changes they have made. The exhibits have become more detailed and extremely nice. They just finished in 2005 a new otter exhibit and tamrin exhibit. I think the zoo is making a great progress to a wonderful zoo where people will come back time and time again. Though I already believe it is a wonderful zoo, but that is my opnion.
In my opinion this is a wonderful zoo to spend a day at and with a DART staion right outside the zoo it makes a trip much more convenient. I reconmind at least seeing it once if you do visit Dallas or even if you are a resident of the DFW area.
After seeing some of the best zoos in the country this zoo takes the back seat. It is very run down and I feel sorry for the animals. The city needs to invest some money and upgrade. The FT. Worth zoo is much better. I would recommend it over Dallas any day. If you have the time the best zoo is in San Diego, Ca.
It was very nice to see everything, and its soo well kept. We wanna take our daughter their when shes old enough to like it. Its definatly one of the best in Texas!
There are two other zoos that Ive been to living my eintire life here in the grat big state and I love it. I really like making trips to Dallas and enjoying everything it has to offer.
our son who is 2 really enjoyed the dallas zoo. There was so much for him to see and do. The only thing I disliked was running out of time for him to see everything. I would definetely recommend the zoo to other families actually I have rcommended it. It cost us under $20 and it was worth so much more.
My two girls (one is 2 and one is 4) just love visiting the Dallas Zoo. It's like a small park with animals in it. They have a designate area just for kids where they have a small petting zoo, a pony ride area, a small water play zone, and a play ground. They have mono rail to view Safari animals and an aviation center to see different birds or lizards.
My suggestion is purchase a family membership. Otherwise, it is a bit pricy for a family visit (easily cost more than $25 bucks each visit). With small kids around, it usually take 2-3 visits to see it all.
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