Pick a cool day—or start out at 9AM—when you tackle the 95-acre Dallas Zoo. One of the zoo’s two main areas, ZooNorth, is home of the usual ark of animal attractions, from giraffes to elephants, and is particularly popular with kids. The other portion of the zoo—the 25-acre Wilds of Africa area--isn’t quite so young at heart. Crocodiles, cranes, chimpanzees and the elusive, delicate okapi inhabit this habitat. To see all inhabitants of the African areas, you have to take the 20-minute, narrated Monorail Safari. Very few of the creatures on view from the monorail can be spied from the trails below, so we recommend clambering on board. Even staying at ground level, the zoo is still well worth a visit.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Animal Life
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
- Nearest Train: Dallas Zoo Station