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Zoos in TEXARKANA

It’s animal time in Texarkana, Arkansas and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Texarkana because this The Natural 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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  • Cypress Zoo

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    (57 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.

  • Jubilee Zoo

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    (65 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 ...

  • Gators & Friends

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    (68 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, ...

  • Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary

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    (83 miles) Frierson

    Yogie and Friends is the only sanctuary for large, exotic cats in the State of Louisiana.

  • Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo

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    (92 miles) Hot Springs

    Enjoy getting close up and personal with alligators!

  • National Park Aquarium

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    (93 miles) Hot Springs

    Arkansas' largest fish and reptiles exhibit. Great for school and other groups. Open year-round. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in ...

  • Tiger Creek Big Cat Refuge

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    (95 miles) Tyler

    A not for profit foundation which provides sanctuary and care for Lions, Tigers, Cougars, Leopards, Pumas and more!

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  • Splash Kingdom Waterpark

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    (69 miles) Shreveport

    Make a SPLASH at this Louisiana water park, with thrill rides, lagoons, volleyball, lazy rivers and wave pools...just to name a few!

  • Crystall Falls Water Park

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    (95 miles) Hot Springs

    Family fun in Arkansas with this family friendly water park! With thrill rides, family rides and kids activity area.

  • Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

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    (87 miles) Hot Springs

    Your Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat ticket is your passport to beautiful Lake Hamilton. Sit back and relax aboard the Belle, a 250 passenger riverboat, and enjoy the captain's narration as he ...

  • The Caddo-Pine Island Oil and Historical Museum

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    (48 miles) Oil City

    The museum exhibits items concerning the region\'s famous oil history, the associated growth of area oil-boom towns, the railroad, and previous local Native American settlement. The museum also ...

  • Spring Street Museum

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    (66 miles) Shreveport

    Take a trip back in time with us to see what life was like when Shreveport was young. The Spring Street Historical Museums building was constructed in the 1860s as Tallys Bank and is one of the ...

  • Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

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    (68 miles) Shreveport

    The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is mission driven--its purpose is to educate, promote tourism and to build community pride. Located on six acres of state land at 3015 Greenwood Road, adjacent to ...

  • R W Norton Art Gallery

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    (70 miles) Shreveport

    The Gallery has had a profound interest in both American history and American/European art and, consequently, has amassed a collection that ranges from pieces created during the colonial period to ...

  • Arkansas Museum Of Natural Resourses

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    (77 miles) Smackover

    Officially opened to the public in 1986, the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is situated in the midst of the historic sixty square mile Smackover Oil Field and one mile south of the oil rich ...

  • Mid America Science Museum

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    (91 miles) Hot Springs

    The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive ...

  • Thomas Falls Challenge Course

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    (62 miles) Diana

    Challenge awaits in the treetops with climbing, repelling, rope bridges and zip lines at this Texas canopy course!

  • Crystal Palace Skate Center

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    (75 miles) Caddo Valley

    Caddo Valleys place for family fun and fast paced roller skating excitement! Come skate all summer long featuring longer roller skating times, and lower prices.

  • Painted Rock Ranch

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    (86 miles) Royal

    Painted Rock Ranch is located on beautiful Lake Hamilton, near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Painted Rock Ranch maintains a working horse ranch, with centrally located equestrian facilities for both care ...

  • Brady Mountain Riding Stables

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    (90 miles) Royal

    Take a ride along a shaded trail overlooking a running branch that the deer and other wildlife like to come and get a drink from. You will be guided by an experienced wrangler up and down the ...

  • Panther Valley Ranch

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    (95 miles) Hot Springs

    Our horseback riding is by reservation and is always led by a guide. If lodging please make reservations to ride when making your lodging reservations. Safety is our number one priority for this ...

  • Fun Country Park

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    (5 miles) Texarkana

    Go Karting with big and small tracks and karts, 25ft rock climbing wall, 2 differing 18 hole mini golf courses, plus batting cages.

  • Caddo Parks - Noah Tyson Park

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    (35 miles) Rodessa

    This 9-acre park along Black Bayou Lake provides a boat ramp with dock, a family pavilion with restrooms, playground equipment and picnic tables with grills.

  • DixieMaze Farms

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    (53 miles) Shreveport

    DixieMaze Farms offers a Fall Festival including a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and Haunted Trails every October. We also host a 5K Mud Run every June and Birthday Parties and groups throughout the ...

  • Party Central

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    (65 miles) Bossier City

    Go-carts, mini golf, batting baseball cages, arcade games, bumper boats, kitty rides, rockclimbing, bongee trampoline, and concessions.

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