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Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

Cedar Crest, Dallas
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  • lions
  • zoos
  • ice cream
  • serengeti grill
  • monorail
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  • Arianna R.
    Arianna RojoJuly 15, 2014
    First timer and was not disappointed! I think it's better than Ft. Worth. Loved the different animals they had, came in just in time for the snake feeding (gross!) and LOVED feeding the giraffes!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduApril 25, 2016
    Truly remarkable zoo! Great selection of animals, the grounds are spacious and properly maintained. Don't miss the cheetahs, anteaters and the many bird exhibits. Go midweek to avoid the crowds.
  • Karen
    KarenNovember 5, 2012
    Dallas Zoo is the LARGEST zoo in the state and the ONLY zoo in Texas where you can see koalas! Visit them at 1:30 every day for a special Keeper Encounter and to see them awake and moving around.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkNovember 18, 2013
    The new addition to this zoo has been a shop stopper. If you've ever wanted to feed giraffes, this is the zoo to do it at! The atmosphere is exotic and breath-taking. Go and visit the animals.
  • Kristine T.
    Kristine TagueJuly 30, 2013
    Make sure to check in on four square for a free scoop of ice cream in the cafeteria. This zoo is huge! Gotta check out the giraffes, the grill for an up close look at lions, and the bird show.
    ILiveInDallas.comApril 4, 2012
    Go ape at the Dallas Zoo. It's the largest zoological park in Texas (bigger than Fort Worth's Zoo). The Dallas Zoo is home to 406 species and 1,800 animals (6,800 counting invertebrates).
  • Jacob J.
    Jacob JoseAugust 19, 2015
    Good to visit even in summer since there is good amount of shade on most walkways..remember to carry lots of water since a small water bottle costs $3. Faucets let u refill but water is warm..
  • Adam T.
    Adam ThesquirrelJanuary 24, 2015
    Just left. Great zoo. I love how almost all the animals are endangered. Let's you get a chance to see them before they're all gone. Cobras are awesome, must see the reptile place!
  • Perseus C.
    Perseus CEOSeptember 11, 2011
    This is an awesome attraction for visitors and residents a like. They have a children's zoo within the larger zoo where kids can pet and handle animals. The Aviary show is AWESOME!
  • Katherine T.
    Katherine Taylor-WootenOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you live nearby and have kids get the season family pass you get free parking free unlimited carrasel rides free pony rides and much more it pays for itself by the third visit
  • Rob V.
    Rob VernonMay 24, 2016
    Make sure to check out the activity board at the main entrance for all of the great FREE animal talks going on throughout the day! It is amazing to see their work up close.
  • Gary
    GaryJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best buy, conservation cup. $1.00 refills & five locations in the zoo to fill it up. Best part is that nothing goes to the landfill. The cup is totally reusable! Conservation at its best!!
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne SwinneyJuly 29, 2010
    My bf and I really enjoyed it, we got to feed the giraffes and ride a camel. We have a membership to a museum in Ohio so we got 1/2 off admission! 12 bucks for a very fun afternoon, I felt like a kid!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DMarch 16, 2016
    Make a mental note: viewing actual animals in each of the nicely done habitats is optional unless you're just interested in flamingos
    HISTORYApril 5, 2010
    Dallas Zoo encompasses 95 acres of exotic and traditional zoo animals. Visitors are greeted at the entrance by the tallest statue in Texas—a 67.5 foot giraffe.
  • Unity R.
    Unity RainsJune 15, 2014
    What a beautiful place. It is well worth the trip. We had a great time and can't wait to visit again.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CraigJune 4, 2011
    so Dallas Zoo: well done. new habitats, lots of keepers, energetic staff. in-park monorail doesn't run in hight heat (always?) due to lack of a/c. DART light rail goes directly there for $1.75
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilliamsAugust 12, 2011
    The Nature Exchange is amazing! Bring in rocks or other nature items and the staff there will teach you all about what you brought!
  • John G.
    John GonzalesJune 30, 2010
    The new Giants of the Savanna section is AMAZING. Go early in the morning (when they open) and all the animals are out for feeding and not hiding from the heat.
  • Jenny F.
    Jenny FrederickApril 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best $5 lettuce you've ever bought. Worth it to feed the giraffes & get up close & personal. You won't be disappointed.
  • M@
    M@April 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go ahead and get a membership, especially if you plan on going more than once. All the kids/grandkids not only get in for free but also free Carousel & Monorail rides. Read more
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarbourApril 29, 2013
    Go to the Serengeti Grill in the hot part of the day. The lions like to lay right next to the window.
  • Naima
    NaimaJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best time and days to come to the zoo is on a holiday morning. No one is ever here. Cooler in the morning and animals more active.
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WilliamsSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask them to bring back the passport program. Kids still might be able to get an animal stamp on their hand.
  • samip s.
    samip shahJune 6, 2015
    Great place. We were there for 3 hours. Only 15 dollars. Completely worth it
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea ArrudaFebruary 21, 2016
    We parked far away on the street, close to a gas station, because the parking lot (the overflow one) was full. They charged us the parking fee anyway.
  • JJ L.
    JJ LassbergMarch 11, 2013
    No surprise the food options are overpriced processed junk food. The bird show is amazing and well worth checking out.
  • Arch S.
    Arch StantonOctober 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great children's zoo. Feeding birds was a lot of fun. Staff are very helpful.
  • Micah G.
    Micah GreenDecember 13, 2015
    Go see the gorillas! Plan on spending a whole day there because it's huge! It's only $5 between December and February! It's AWESOME!!!
  • Billy Joe C.
    Billy Joe CainAugust 1, 2013
    Apparently the ice cream people don't ever know when Foursquare has a deal on the free ice cream. They didn't even check mine, even though ibdid in fact have one.
  • Naima
    NaimaApril 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best time to come is 9am on a Monday. Animals active and less people.
  • Taylor F.
    Taylor FahnestockJune 7, 2010
    Actually Dallas Zoo in the largest Zoo in Texas. Fort Worth seems bigger because their layout in more spaced. Dallas's has more land and animal space exhibit.
  • Rebecca L.
    Rebecca LeonaJune 20, 2012
    the guy by the giraffes is the best! thanks for the lettuce!
  • Katy W.
    Katy WattsMay 12, 2015
    Feeding and petting the giraffes is a really neat experience! Be careful of the staff, though. They love their rules.
  • Natasha R.
    Natasha RichardsonMay 29, 2013
    Giraffes!!! Been going every year at least since the "giants of the savanna" thing opened up!
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Little kids especially love the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo, which offers pony rides, story times, and animal encounters. Powered by
  • Leah H.
    Leah H.July 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go see the lions at 2pm. You can watch the zoo keepers put them thru their paces for meatballs. Awesome!
  • Shaun S.
    Shaun SatterJune 22, 2015
    Children's zoo in the morning then rest of the zoo after lunch. Pony rides end at noon.
  • Brad C.
    Brad CampbellJune 10, 2012
    Take the monorail. Nice break from walking and you see some spots you can't walk to.
  • Scott S.
    Variety of different animals, plus feedind the giraffes.
  • Eni T.
    Eni TJanuary 19, 2014
    The giants of the savanna is mesmerizing!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CDecember 19, 2016
    Don't bother visiting if the temperature is below 40°. All non-building based animals will be off exhibit.
  • Richard P.
    Richard PomesJuly 16, 2011
    Unbearably hot in the summer. All the animals be hidin'.
  • Ed L.
    Ed LiberatoriFebruary 23, 2013
    Don't forget your free scoop of blue bell ice cream w check in! #legit
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KellyJuly 19, 2012
    Loved the Wildlife Amphitheatre with Marco so much we saw it twice! The
  • Paul
    PaulSeptember 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome new exhibit! Get an up close glance at the lions from inside the Serengeti Grill.
  • Mario C.
    Mario ChavezApril 22, 2014
    One of the best zoos I have ever be to.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VaryMarch 27, 2011
    Have lunch at the Serengeti Grill. Best place to watch the lions... and have a snack.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GoodellJune 9, 2013
    Whoever made the navigation signs at this zoo needs to be punched in the throat. Like the nighttime summer hours though.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilliamsAugust 12, 2011
    Bring your cups from your previous visit and save $$ on drinks!
  • u'nique c.
    u'nique c.November 19, 2016
    After driving 2 hrs from Austin, I was bummed! The weather was ridiculous. I didn't get a chance to see any animals AT ALL! I'll be back next year for sure.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SperaJanuary 12, 2010
    even though ft worth has a bigger, nicer zoo, i am still sentimental about the dallas zoo (many visits there as a kid). definitely worth checking out with the fam... Read more
  • Jared
    JaredMarch 18, 2011
    Buy the premium souvinir cup and get free refills the rest of the day!
  • Sivim L.
    Sivim LyJanuary 1, 2015
    Only $5 in January but the animals are all in there dens.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan M.October 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The giraffes are great
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WilliamsSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Stick your hand in the lion's mouth for a suprise.
  • Tina B.
    Tina B.November 22, 2011
    Dollar Day at the Zoo is the best! Bring the kiddies!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan M.October 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey, even if it has a monkey kind of shape; if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey, if it doesn't have a tail its not a monkey it's an ape.
  • Nikki P.
    Nikki PenroseJanuary 13, 2012
    Go during January and February and its $5 a person
  • Callie V.
    Callie VincentFebruary 26, 2012
    Great zoo! Penguin exhibit and all!
  • Tara B.
    Tara BaileyNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a secret potty in the koala walkabout!
  • Sonia T.
    Sonia ThompsonFebruary 18, 2013
    A great day at the zoo again.
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LoPrestiOctober 16, 2011
    Definitely take time to feed the giraffes!
  • J.R. A.
    J.R. AtkinsApril 26, 2012
    Check out the Pavilion for your fun event.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RunnelsJuly 5, 2010
    Giants of the Savannah is really nice. So is the penguin exhibit
  • Her G.
    Her GaffApril 24, 2016
    Walking around and seeing all the animals!
  • Alida B.
    Alida BrownAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun shows and beautiful animals.
  • Kristy L.
    Kristy LadnerApril 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the Golden Lion Tamarin. So amazing.
  • Sheridan
    SheridanJanuary 22, 2012
    Make sure to feed the giraffes!
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PreddyFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They look like my family. Probably yours too :)
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AustinJanuary 12, 2014
    They don't accept their check in special...
  • Marcelo F.
    Marcelo FM 🖖June 11, 2014
    Cheers for the ice cream cup 👏
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel Vizcarra TorresDecember 27, 2014
    Amazing Zoo!!
  • Brandon W. M.
    Brandon W. MooreAugust 22, 2016
    Great for kids!
  • Susan C.
    Susan CarlsonApril 11, 2015
    Watching dinosaur zoo live. ..
  • Visionary G.
    Visionary GuaKimJuly 9, 2015
    Have fun learning about the animals.
  • Texas C.
    Texas Cow Pie GirlOctober 26, 2013
    every time I go here someone throws a net over me and they try to make me stay
  • André S.
    André ScultoriDecember 16, 2014
    Take time to feed the giraffes!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WaltersFebruary 14, 2014
    Ride the monorail at the Dallas Zoo.
  • Debra P.
    Debra ParrOctober 18, 2010
    Feed the giraffes in the morning. They aren't as hungry in the afternoon.
  • Branda G.
    Branda GarrettSeptember 26, 2013
    No free ice cream on my second check in.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GossJune 26, 2015
    I fed a giraffe😄
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan M.October 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
  • Cindy
    CindyNovember 20, 2012
    The giraffe anyways.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan M.October 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Giant anteater!
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KurkaApril 17, 2014
    Had fun at the zoo
  • Jimmy D.
    Jimmy DeLeonFebruary 12, 2016
    The Savanna!
  • Christopher
    ChristopherNovember 14, 2011
    Do not go into the lion's cage!
  • Juby
    JubyApril 30, 2011
    Not as good as the ft worth zoo
  • Leslie D.
    Leslie DunavanMarch 30, 2013
    Gosh this is like the worst zoo ever. Good luck riding the zoo train!
  • New Y.
    New York Time SquareNovember 22, 2015
    It's Boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Gerardo G.
    Gerardo GeanFebruary 23, 2014
    Free ice cream!!
  • Yuri G.
    Yuri GodoySeptember 11, 2015
    Muchos animales 🐯🐗🐒🐼🐊🐢🐬🐳🐒🙊
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