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Prices at Dallas Zoo and Fort Worth Zoo in Texas

Updated on June 21, 2011

Dallas Zoo and Forth Worth Zoo atTexas

Now, let us go to the beautiful and big state (in terms of population and land area), in the United States -- the state of Texas. Aside from beautiful places like farms, valleys, waterfalls, lakes, Texas is known for its parks and zoos. All in all, there are 14 zoos at Texas and two of them is just ten and fifteen minutes away from where I am located, here at Dallas, Texas -- the Dallas Zoo and The Forth Worth Zoo.

Dallas City is the primary economic center of the 12-county Dallas-Forth Worth-Arlington (Arlington is home to the biggest stadium in the world, the Dallas Cowboys Stadium). The three areas belong to the metropolitan area and has a population of 6.4 million as of July 2009 according to the US Census Bureau, it is also the 4th largest metropolitan area in the US.

These two zoos, the Forth Worth Zoo and the Dallas Zoo are just fifteen twenty minutes away from each other. So come and join me in a travel down the south of US -- to the Dallas Zoo and Fort Worth Zoo.

Forth Worth Zoo

DALLAS ZOO VIDEO

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

The Dallas Zoo

Location of Dallas Zoo and other facts :

  • 3 miles south of Dallas center (downtown) at Oak Cliff area in Dallas, Tx
  • It features Africa Wild and the Zoo North (its two subdivision)
  • Dallas is one of the few zoos in the country with the exhibit of tuatara and the only American zoo to display Perentie monitors
  • covers 95 acres
  • Largest zoological park at Dallas
  • The Dallas Zoo serves as home to almost 406 species, 1,800 animals (6,800 invertebrates)

Zoo North includes :

  • New exhibits to ZooNorth are the Otter Outpost, Galapagos tortoises and the collection of Texas invertebrates
  • ExxonMobil Endangered Tiger Habitat
  • Tiger Exhibit,
  • Primate Place features monkeys with species from Africa and South America.
  • Play escape for Children
  • Underzoo, petting and pony ride

The other half of Dallas Zoo is the wild of Africa which includes ;

  • The first exhibit to ever feature all of the major habitats from Africa.
  • Rain Forests, Mountains, Woodlands, Rivers, Deserts, and Bush of Africa.
  • There is the Nature trail which you can see the Gorilla habitats, Nile Crocodiles and Cranes.
  •  The Nature Trail takes visitors through the Rain Forest visiting two large, naturalistic Gorilla Habitats.
  • Chimpanzee Forest
  • Home to Rock Hyraxes, Klipspringers, and Meerkats
  • The Okapi is also present and Dallas Zoo is known for it, I wasn't able to get a pic of it.

There is a monorail at Dallas Zoo which you can ride while traveling to the Wild Africa sites

Viewing time :

9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
-- Closed Christmas day
-- Hours subject to change

ADMISSION To DALLAS ZOO

$12.00 Adults for ages 12-64)
$9.00 Children for ages 3-11
$9.00 Seniors age 65 up

FREE Children for age 2 and under

-- All prices are subject to change

Website of Dallas Zoo : http://www.dallaszoo.com/

MONORAIL schedule

9:30 am to 3:30 pm daily
$3.00 per rider

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

The Forth Worth Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo is a zoo located at Forth Worth, Texas, which like I said is very near to the airport, the biggest airport in Texas and the center of Dallas.

  • The Forth Worth Zoo is home to 435 native and exotic species
  • Named as as a top zoo in the nation by the magazine, Family Life, USA Today and LA Times
  • Named as one of the top zoos in the South by Southern Living Reader's Choice Awards
  • Placed in the top 10 zoos in the US

The Main exhibits in Fort Worth Zoo are :

I like the Museum of Living Art which was just included this year, others exhibits are :

  1. World of Primates
  2. Thundering Plains
  3. Parrot Paradise
  4. Herpetarium
  5. Texas Wild!
  6. Museum of Living Art
  7. Asian Falls
  8. Raptor Canyon
  9. Chee·tos Cheetahs
  10. Great Barrier Reef
  11. African Savannah
  12. Komodo Dragon

It is also open the whole year round.


Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Inside Fort Worth Zoo

Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

Dallas ZOO

Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo

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      RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Maita, I cannot believe it. You finally present a place I have actually visited and loved.

      I love Texas and enjoyed its many sites including those you listed. I love seeing the guys and some girls stroll around in their cowboy hats. And I love their RIBS.

      Thanks for giving me the chance to say, "hey, I've been there (smile).

      Love and hugs!

      Forever His,

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      Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

      Hey PDH, great hub. Lots of pictures and I mean lots of pictures. LOL! Thank you for sharing. I love Dallas, and wish I could live there, but not at the present time can I. So I will have to bookmark your hub and come back to it when I want to visit. :)

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      jayjay40 6 years ago from Bristol England

      Love this hub. The zoo looks like they do a good job looking after the animals. Great photos.

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good article, when I lived in the DFW area, I used to take my grand kids to the Ft. Worth and Dallas zoos. This hub brings back memories for me. On attraction I enjoyed visiting in the Houston area was Moody Gardens. Thank you for this article.

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      Sage Williams 6 years ago

      I have never been to Texas but love Zoo's. Although I have mixed feelings on them. I love to see the animals, but do not like to see them in cages and /or confined areas. This zoo looks pretty nice. Thanks for sharing,

      Sage

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      suny51 6 years ago

      another example of perfection Maita.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      OK, gal! I now have a real "crow to pick" with you! Do you mean that you are in my own stomping grounds and have never called me or come to see me???????????? sniff, sniff.

      Of course you've donen a bang-up job of covering the area zoos - great write ups and pictures. But Texas is my native land! And I've lived in Dallas for the past ... um 36 years!!! Right HERE!! I'm expecting a call from my friend Maita!! And I'm serious!!!

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      tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

      That was such a cool tour ! Totally enjoyed the tour Maita. We gotta pretty cool zoo here In SD too ! Have a great day

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Great pictures and good information. Too bad Dallas is a long way off. Thanks for sharing.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      I love zoos! thanks for the great tour!

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      kowality 6 years ago from Everywhere

      This hub a very well done. Great content and awesome pictures. I really enjoyed myself, and that is what writing good hubs is all about.

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      wolfpack5 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Looks like nice Zoo's, you should try checking up on the Atlanta Zoo online when you care to. You could spend 3 days there and not see everything :)

      Have a great night my friend.....

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      "Quill" 6 years ago

      Great job Maita and well written. Love the pictures and the guided tour...

      Hugs

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Looks like a fun zoo to visit.

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      nasus loops 6 years ago from Fenland

      Hi Prettydarkhorse.

      Unfortunately I have never had the pleasure of visiting Dallas but having seen your hub I so want to. The zoo's look great and your photos really show the animals at their best. This hub is bookmarked.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Beautiful pictures. I went to a zoo once but they tried to put me in the Chimpanzee Forest!

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      rprcarz50 6 years ago

      Nice story about the Zoo ! Great work , I'd like to see it someday for myself. I'll bet you had a really fun time there .Thank you for the fine photos too.

      Good work.

      Ron

      As Always Also a2z50

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      samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

      Some wonderful pics. I live less than two hours away from these zoos and have never been. Isn't that sad.

      Great job, Maita. I rated it up.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, Maita, for a wonderful hub and a wonderful tour. It must have been a great experience,

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      Shari 6 years ago from New York, NY

      Pretty - your Hubs get better and better and you just keep adding to my list of places I want to go! Thumbs up!!

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate' Maita I will look forward to a visit of the Dallas Zoo, if I come down to Dallas for a visit with you.

      KUYA Dave.

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      All of these travel hubs sure make one really antsy. :) Texas is one of the few places I really haven't been. It would be a neat trip, I think. The zoo looks great.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info. Honestly, I feel like I just visited thanks to your fine hub.

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      kkbunnylover 6 years ago

      this was so amasing it took my breath away. this is one of the best hubs ive ever seen (comment on me)

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      Truly awesome-I love animals, though I don't like them to see caged in a zoo. I have voted up this hub.thanks Maita :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Miata, I always enjoy a trip to the zoo. good hub.

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      Me, Steve Walters 6 years ago from The Big

      Never been to the Zoos up North of me...Will have to see them soon....especially after this great write-up on them!

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thank you Steve, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thank you Pam, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks andromida, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      kkbunnylover thanks, I will visit your hubs, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thanks for the nice comment breakfastpop, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hey springboard, c'mon down visit Dallas, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thank you Kuya Dave, you will be welcome, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thank you Shari, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      it is a great experience hello, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thank you samboiaim, why not vist here at Dallas, you will be welcome, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Ron, yeah I had a fun time there, come and visit it, you are also welcome, Take care, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hey Mick, hmm, you're not a chimps hehe, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks nasus, come and vist Dallas, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks Sandy, your travel hubs are great, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks Quill for nice comments, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      oh Atlanta thats great wolf, One day I love to go there, thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thank you kowality, thats a nice comment, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thanks habee, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thank you angel, Are you far form here? Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Tony, that would be lovely at San Diego Zoo, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Mam Nellieanna, dont worry we will see each other, I promise, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thanks suny, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Sage, I understand what you feel and it is ok, I see you love hummingbird, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      hey cool do you live that far now? Miata

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thank you jayjay, they are very healthy, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thanks Cags, visit Dallas, you will be welcome, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thank you Revlady, maybe you can also visit Mam, Maita

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Great photos you took of the wildlife in both zoos. I especially liked the hippo lounging in the water. Looked like he was cooling off. Nice job, Maita. Thanks!

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      zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      I have been to the Dallas zoo and I really liked it. Lots to do and see. Great hub, nice videos.

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @prettydarkhorse...Thanks for helping to celebrate animals, the engaging creatures with whom we share this beautiful earth!

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      Sarah 2 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

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