Zoos in TEXARKANA with kids

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

    A great collection of fish and reptiles at this Arkansas aquarium, with over 300 creatures to explore! Great family fun in Hot Springs.

  • 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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  • Texarkana Fun Park

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    (5 miles) Texarkana

    family fun awaits at Texarkana fun center! Activities include games ,an arcade,rides and a miniature golf course.

  • Jumpin Jupiter

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    (66 miles) Bossier City

    Jumpin Jupiter is your party headquarters in Louisiana. Fun for the whole family, Jumpin Jupiter is an indoor party and play center featuring large inflatables, interactive games and more for the ...

  • In The Zone

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    (74 miles) Shreveport

    Come enjoy our inflatable obstacle courses, slides, combo units, interactive games, toddler activities, and more.

  • Litty Bitty City

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    (89 miles) Hot Springs

    Welcome to Little Bitty City ... an indoor kids creative playground. Our mission is to provide a safe, fun-filled environment where children can dream, explore and imagine the possibilities through ...

  • Hog Wild Events

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    (91 miles) Hot Springs

    Great open play and birthday party inflatables at the Arkansas indoor play center, with special nights and infants go FREE!

  • Millwood State Park

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    (20 miles) Ashdown

    A series of boat lanes meander through timber, marshes, and oxbow cutoffs making Millwood Lake a \"tree-filled\" fishing haven. Famous for bass tournaments, this 29,260-acre lake abounds in ...

  • Crater of Diamonds State Park

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    (46 miles) Murfreesboro

    An amazing family day out to the only diamond-producing site open to the public in the entire world! A beautiful geological "gem" in Arkansas to explore.

  • Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

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    (61 miles) Shreveport

    Located three miles west of Blanchard, the 160-acre nature park contains a pine-oak-hickory forest accessible by five miles of nature trails. The park has an interpretive building, a pavilion with ...

  • Lake Bistineau State Park

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    (79 miles) Doyline

    Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its ...

  • South Arkansas Arboretum

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    (80 miles) El Dorado

    Located adjacent to the El Dorado High School, this 13-acre site exhibits plants indigenous to Arkansas's West Gulf Coastal Plain region and exotic species including flowering azaleas and camellias. ...

  • Lake Claiborne State Park

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    (81 miles) Homer

    Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying unsurpassed natural beauty. It's all here . . . at Lake Claiborne ...

  • Lake Catherine State Park

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    (92 miles) Hot Springs

    The park features a launch ramp, standard pavilion, picnic sites, playgrounds, laundry and trails. Gifts, groceries, snacks and ice are available for sale daily at the visitor center that overlooks ...

  • Lake Ouachita State Park

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    (95 miles) Mountain Pine

    Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. These pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's ...

  • 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.

  • 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

    Fun family farm adventures in Louisiana, with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, music festivals and a host of other amazing activities across Fall!

  • 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.

  • Captain Blys Shipwreck Cove

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    (84 miles) New Bern

    The 'get wet' family fun center Captain Blys Shipwreck Cove is fun for te entire family.

  • Funtracker Family Amusement Parks

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    (90 miles) Hot Springs

    Thrills, excitement and fun abound at The largest and fastest go kart track In Hot Springs. FunTrackers Go Karts feature a pro-style track the entire family can enjoy. Also fun for the whole ...

  • Magic Springs Theme Park

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    (95 miles) Hot Springs

    Runaway mine trains, twisters, plunges, and a TON of family fun at this thrilling Arkansas Theme Park AND Water Park! Who's ready for an adventurous family day out!

  • 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 ...