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Zoos in DENTON

It’s animal time in Denton, Texas and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Denton because this The Lone Star State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Frank Buck Zoo

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    (28 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!

  • The Dallas World Aquarium

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    (35 miles) Dallas

    Explore under the oceans at Dallas World Aquarium, with creatures from all across the globe ready to be experienced by kids!

  • Fort Worth Zoo

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    (36 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!

  • Dallas Zoo

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    (38 miles) Dallas

    95 acres of amazing animal attractions for the family to enjoy in Dallas - with additional exhibits and animals encounters!

  • In Sync Exotics

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    (39 miles) 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.

  • Cypress Lake Ranch Amazing Animal Adventures

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    (58 miles) 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.

  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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    (81 miles) 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 ...

  • GW Interactive Zoo

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    (98 miles) Wynnewood

    Have fun visiting the largest center in the world for big cats open to the public. Take the endangered adventure tour and play with baby tigers, lions, bears!

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  • Civic Center Pool

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    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.

  • Hawaiian Falls The Colony

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    (18 miles) The Colony

    An amazing water park experience for the whole family in The Colony, Texas! A splashing choice for your family day out!

  • NRH2O Family Water Park

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    (25 miles) North Richland Hills

    17 amazing acres of water fun in this Dallas / Fort Worth water park for those water lovers of ALL ages! Lagoons, rivers, slides and a children's area await you!

  • Hurricane Harbor

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    (31 miles) 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!

  • Hawaiian Falls North Garland

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    (33 miles) Garland

    Texas water park fun with this Hawaiian Falls attraction in Garland. Rides, slides, and plenty of water fun for all ages!

  • Bahama Beach

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    (40 miles) Dallas

    Cool off in summer with this family water park, with slides, playground, fortresses and dumping buckets! It can only be Bahama Beach in Texas!

  • Hawaiian Falls Mansfield

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    (46 miles) South Mansfield

    A fun Hawaiian themed water park for the whole family to enjoy on those hot Texas days! Rides, wave pools, and lots of family fun to be had!

  • Pirates Cove Fun Zone

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    (51 miles) Burleson

    Arrr…..it be a fantastic pirate themed outdoor water park for kids! Set sail for Pirates Cove Fun Zone and pirate Texas-style!

  • Splash Bash

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    (62 miles) Cleburne

    An all year round water park with water play, slides, and great water fun for the whole family!

  • Castaway Cove

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    (92 miles) Wichita Falls

    Cast Away Cover is a fifteen acre water playground with plenty of family rides along with some for the more adventurous!

  • Stockyards Station

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    (32 miles) Fort Worth

    Texan style big family fun fearing all things cowgirl and cowboy in the heart of Fort Worth.

  • Southfork Ranch

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    (32 miles) 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 ...

  • National Scouting Museum

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    (25 miles) Irving

    The Museum preserves, collects, organizes, and displays Scouting's treasures documenting the movement's unique influence on American culture.

  • The Heritage Farmstead Museum

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    (27 miles) Plano

    Step back in time at this fascinating and fun farmstead experience! What was it like to live in Texas in the 19th century? Just head to this museum to find out! An educational and brilliant family ...

  • Frontiers Of Flight Museum

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    (31 miles) Dallas

    Aviation history for the whole family at this fascinating museum that brings to life the stories from our aviation past - with real life aircraft on display.

  • Planetarium at UT Arlington

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    (33 miles) Arlington

    Enjoy live stargazing and fascinating programs at this state of the art planetarium, located at the University of Texas!

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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    (35 miles) Dallas

    5 floors of fascinating and interactive exhibit galleries, including a specific interior museum for under 5s, 3D animations and interactive games.

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