Nearly 7,000 native and exotic species call this zoo home, including cheetahs, meerkats, and penguins. In addition to a petting zoo that let’s kids meet and mingle with goats, an armadillo, and a Texas longhorn, there are also family-friendly attractions such as a tornado simulator, a 25-foot climbing wall, and a country-themed carousel.
Animal lovers will love the up close and personal views of animals at Dallas Zoo in Dallas.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this zoo has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Families will feel right at home at this zoo with its kid-friendly atmosphere.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
The scenes inside SEA LIFE's 30 tanks feature thousands of fish swirl through the waters, and you could easily spend hours picking out specific species.
Seahorses, on the other hand, swim in open view. So does other marine life—especially once you enter the 360-degree ocean tunnel, which simulates the experience of walking across the ocean floor. Blacktip reef sharks roam overhead and flash their teeth at the cownose stingrays, who appear to smile back. The Claws exhibit features different crustaceans from around the world including mighty coconut crabs, unique porcupine crabs, lively land crabs and even lobsters. The exhibit also features Japanese spider crabs, the largest arthropod in the world, with legs that can reach 12-feet across when fully grown.
The aquarium's more interactive attractions explain what makes undersea life so appealing. At the touchpool, for instance, education hosts explain the lives of coastal creatures, letting visitors touch everything in the exhibit, including sea stars and hermit crabs.
Even though SEA LIFE spans 30 displays and thousands of sea creatures, only so many creatures can call the aquarium home. To help marine life outside its walls, SEA LIFE runs and participates in many different conservation campaigns and programs. SEA LIFE aquarium rescues seals, finds permanent homes for disabled sea turtles, and breeds seahorses to protect these endangered species from extinction.
SEA LIFE Aquarium is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth in Grapevine Mills Mall
If you love sports, you'll probably also love Fritz Park Petting Farm in Irving.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this club's restaurant for high-class food.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this club.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Bob and Coni Keyes began the adventure that is Green Meadows Petting Farm in Wisconsin in 1964, when it was simply Green Meadows Farm. As a "pick-your-own" raspberry and vegetable farm, there was nothing there yet to pet, especially since raspberries notoriously withhold affection. When they discovered that most farms of their ilk prohibited youngsters, they brought in animal friends to make their farm a family affair. All it took was the raves of one nursery school group, and suddenly the new Green Meadows Petting Farm was bringing in up to 1,200 visitors a day. Through the decades, Green Meadows has expanded its array of animals and family entertainment, which includes horse-drawn hayrides, sleigh rides, mobile pony parties, and more pumpkins than in a headless horseman's closet. They've also expanded to locations to Maryland and Texas, allowing kids in two times zones the chance to get closer to nature's critters.
Head to Grand Prairie Tourist Information Center in Grand Prairie for a great adventure and break from the same old same old.
There's no need to race other guests to an open parking space. There are plenty of parking options to go around.