Zoos in Dallas

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Dallas Zoo
(3 Miles)
Dallas
With 95 acres to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a huge variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is enormously entertaining! Our goal is to make your visit an exciting adventure with opportunities to learn about interesting wildlife, ...
Wylie
Dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic felines, whom you may study. Join them on the weekends for a self-guided tour of their facility.
Fort Worth Zoo
(33 Miles)
Fort Worth
12 permanent exhibit areas offering a stunning array of happy wildlife, including a petting corral with creatures like corn snakes and armadillos. Plus a playbarn incase the weather turns!
Bonham
A great experience for animal lovers out on the farm. Kids will love spending the day with the ponies and all the other cute animals! They are also great for birthday parties.
Frank Buck Zoo
(62 Miles)
Gainesville
Plenty of contented animals to watch, animal exhibits, events and programs. The kids will love feeding the giraffes, you can do this daily at 10.30am so head out early!
Glen Rose
Come and Discover Fossil Rim; you can see animals living in their near natural environment. Located just one hour and 20 minutes from the DFW area, the ~1700 acres of open spaces lets you interact with deer, rhinos, giraffes and other wildlife. Drive...
Waco
Get kids out of the house and into a world of nature, in Waco's 52-acre natural habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!
Caldwell Zoo
(90 Miles)
Tyler
The zoo's philosophies are the preservation of our world's wildlife and the enrichment of the lives of zoo visitors, especially children. The mission of the Caldwell Zoo is to "provide positive educational and entertaining experiences that will st...
Tyler
A not for profit foundation which provides sanctuary and care for Lions, Tigers, Cougars, Leopards, Pumas and more!
Franklin
Animal lovers of the family can spend the day seeing and learning about new animals, and even getting to interact with some on this drive through safari!
Copperas Cove
Families can enjoy over 50 species on the drive thru safari, then pop by the petting zoo to get even closer to the friendlier ones!
Wynnewood
The G.W. Exotic Animal Park is the largest in the world for big cats open to the public. Take a Walk on the Wild side and take the endangered adventure tour and play with baby tigers, lions, bears. Don't forget to bring your camper, our new lake reso...
Gators & Friends
(162 Miles)
Greenwood
In addition to the huge reptiles, Gators and Friends has a fully stocked petting zoo where you and the kids can walk among tame and cuddly miniature horses, kangaroos, ring-tailed lemurs, deer, coatimundis, goats, llamas, a camel, a capybara (the lar...
Jubilee Zoo
(178 Miles)
Shreveport
Jubilee Zoo is a family entertainment facility featuring a petting zoo and exotic animal exhibits. Bring the kids or spend some special time with your special someone. Bounce in the moonwalks, let the little ones ride a pony, tour the 20+ acre zoo ...
Tiger Safari
(180 Miles)
Tuttle
Amazing tiger safari experiences with the largest collection of exotic and domestic animals in all of Oklahoma!
Cypress Zoo
(182 Miles)
Benton
Come Have a WILD day at Cypress Zoo and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with roughly 30 species located on about 10 acres inside the Cypress Black Bayou Park.
Frierson
Yogie and Friends is the only sanctuary for large, exotic cats in the State of Louisiana.
Austin Zoo
(186 Miles)
Austin
With more than 300 animals across more than 100 different species, Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo rescuing animals and serving the Central Texas community. Situated in the beautiful Hill Country just outside of town, Aus...
Oklahoma City
Adventure awaits at the Oklahoma Zoo, Oklahoma’s #1 attraction and the third-ranked family-friendly zoo in the country!
Johnson City
A one of a kind preserve where several endangered species of animals have a chance to increase their numbers and at the same time allowing people to enjoy their beauty and company. The commitment of the Zoo is not only to maintain a healthy atmospher...
Oklahoma City
Here are just a few of the domestic pigeons being bred all over the U.S.A. and the World! Beautiful and interesting aren't they?
Carrollton
Fill your day with excitement! Experience a kaleidoscope of over 20 colorful rides for adults and kids. Come discover the thrills that await.
Arlington
From the highest heights to the gentlest adventures, you will find plenty of rides you can enjoy together. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Arlington for kids.
Dallas
Explore educational activities and kids' attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) Dallas Fort Worth.
Norman
Enjoy of FULL day of excitement and thrills on the 32' Rock Climbing Wall, Go-Karts, Batting Cages, Mini Golf, Hugh Arcade, Bumper Boats, Bumper Cars, Kidz Zone Play area and more! Great family place to visit if you're after things to do in Norman wi...
Frontier City
(197 Miles)
Oklahoma City
Fun for the whole family in a frontier style! Get ready for for some good old Wild West fun at Frontier City. With over 50 thrilling rides and attractions to explore from roller coasters, fantastic water rides and a fantastic Wild West Gunfighters...
Bahama Beach
(7 Miles)
Dallas
The perfect place to cool off this summer! From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, Bahama Beach offers the best family waterpark value in the metroplex. Conveniently located only ten minutes south of downtown Dallas, you can get away from it all with...
Garland
Large 16,000 square foot outdoor waterpark. Great fun for the whole family. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Garland for kids.
Arlington
Ocean sized thrills perfect for the whole family on that hot summers day, with over 24 rides of varying intensity, and a great way for an active family to stay cool!
The Colony
An amazing water park experience for the whole family in The Colony, Texas! A splashing choice for your family day out!
South Mansfield
Hawaiian themed family waterpark with many rides for the whole family and those looking for a little adventure.
North Richland Hills
Entering its 19th year of operation, NRH2O has become a popular attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This 17-acre outdoor family water park includes attractions for all ages. NRH2O is known in the Metroplex for its safe, friendly and clean envir...
Burleson
Arrr…..it be a fantastic pirate themed outdoor water park for kids! Set sail for Pirates Cove Fun Zone and pirate Texas-style!
Denton
Outdoor swimming facility with diving board and winding water slide. Adjacent to a park which offers it's own outdoor pool, swing sets and adventure playground.
Splash Station
(46 Miles)
Cleburne
Great waterpark with giant water slides, water play features, river current and more in a friendly and safe environment.
Splash Kingdom
(56 Miles)
Canton
Splash Kingdom is a family friendly park. Lots of fun for the whole family.
Waco
Lookin' for a splashin' good time? Look no further! Just in time for the sizzlin' summer, the coolest spot in town is the Waco Water Park. Right in the heart of Waco Riverbend Park, this new state-of-the-art water park is a complete water adventur...
Flint
Get ready to splash about at the second largest water park in Texas! Water slides, wave pools, and family fun!
Belton
A cool, fun water park in Belton, Texas featuring a host of activities and slides that kids and their families will love over summer!
Castaway Cove
(125 Miles)
Wichita Falls
Cast Away Cover is a fifteen acre water playground with plenty of family rides along with some for the more adventurous!
Shreveport
Splash Kingdom is a family friendly park. We ask our guests to keep this foremost in their mind when they visit Splash Kingdom. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Shreveport for kids.
Pflugerville
Cool down in summer in Hawaiian Falls latest waterpark in Pflugerville, Texas!
Volente Beach
(174 Miles)
Leander
This waterpark has it's own sandy beachfront and has attractions that include water slides, tube slides, and a kids activity pool for the younger members of the family.
White Water Bay
(191 Miles)
Oklahoma City
Relaxation isnt all that is offered at White Water Bay. Zip down the largest speed slide in Oklahoma, the 64 ft. Mega Wedgie. For some family fun, leap into the largest family‐friendly raft ride in the state: The Big Kahuna.
Parker
Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork is open daily, 'year round for guided tours of the ranch made famous by "Dallas". Tour the famed Ewing Mansion and re-live exciting moments from the series in the "Dallas Legen...
Fort Worth
Texan style big family fun fearing all things cowgirl and cowboy in the heart of Fort Worth.
Brenham
Treat the kids to a tour of the ice cream production plant and see the processes and equipment behind the finished favourites. Tours last 45 minutes and include a serving of ice cream.
CooCoos
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(17 Miles)
Plano
A place where kids can come have a CRAZY fun time! They are a unique bounce house facility that is designed for open play, as well as fabulous birthday parties.
Going Bonkers
(18 Miles)
Lewisville
A great place to meet new friends, play arcade games, eat good food and exercise while playing on the largest indoor playground, in climate controlled comfort.
Shenaniganz
(21 Miles)
Rockwall
Features include 24 lanes of state of the art tenpin bowling, inflatable play zone, 2 storey lazer tag arena, indoor electric go kart track, arcade, lazer maze game and 9 hole black light mini adventure golf with a Himilayan theme.

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