When many people think of Dallas they immediately think of cowboys. True Dallas has a Wild West
heritage but it is much more than that at the present time. Dallas is a world-class city and is one of the largest and most advanced cities in the United States. It is home to art, culture and a number of tourist attractions that suit the city’s status. Among those landmarks is the Dallas Zoo. It is a world-famous zoo worth visiting.
What’s Special About this Zoo?
The Dallas Zoo was founded in 1888 making it the oldest and largest zoo in Texas. This zoo is located five kilometers south of downtown Dallas, Texas, at the Marsalis Park. Located on 95 acres, the zoo is divided into 4 sections: the North Zoo, the Wilds of Africa, the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and the Entry Plaza.
As the largest zoo in Texas, the Dallas Zoo is filled with a variety of animal life. Popular shows include tigers, eagles, turtles, giraffes, and even elephants. But these are wild animals. The zoo is also host to bird life, which is well spread out across its aviary, thus the Wings of Wonder. The winged Wonderland resident in the zoo includes eagles and many other carnivores birds.
What’s A Must See Attraction?
For those who want to get a little closer to the animals at the zoo, then visiting the pet park is absolutely necessary as is the case with Travis and Zack Landing which includes more than 20 species of birds that can be fed. The Wilds of Africa section is a place where visitors will find, mandril, penguins, meerkat, okapi, zebra and many more in places which re-create their natural habitat.
Anything For The Kids?
Children of different ages will love the surrounding natural environment. Enriched with sceneries and
features that help build a bunker and forts (eg, logs and rocks), toddlers will have fun modeling and playing around. It’s suitable for coming up with art using clay, thus boost their creative skills.
Buying tickets to Dallas Zoo has been simplified because it can be purchased online or at the gates. Entry fee is charged as follows:
Fifteen dollars for grown-ups, Twelve dollars for children aged between 3-11 years
Entry is free kids aged between two years and below. A special ticket known as Dallas CityPASS gives the visitor access to the zoo and other special sites in Dallas.
Where Can We Eat?
Where to relax and what to eat should not bother you at all, the zoo has a few eating options listed below:
Prime Meridian Café: This café includes plenty of indoor and outdoor seating that is located right by the flamingo pond. Food options include wraps, sandwiches, pizzas, Starbucks, ice cream, and more. Eaters with dietary restrictions can find vegetarian options, low-carb, gluten-free, and low-carb. Don’t forget to pick up a reusable conservation cup featuring zoo animals and facts — it can be refilled for a discount at many Zoo restaurants!
because a host of Dallas hotels are found in the vicinity that offers visitors the ideal option of short-term accommodation. Many hotels in Dallas can accommodate varying degrees of comfort, ensuring travelers the option of accommodation at their option.
The Dallas Zoo is the ideal destination to visit with the family and is full of rich wildlife offerings from all over the world. With a reputation for being a wonderful zoo, visitors will not be disappointed with the money and time they invest in it. The zoo will create nostalgia and remind visitors of the natural world, that once existed before human beings interfered with it.