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Attractions at the Zoo

Take a ride on the wild side with these animal-themed people movers!

Passengers wait in line to board the monorail train

Adventure Safari Monorail

Climb aboard the Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari, our renovated monorail, for a birds-eye view of five African habitats not accessible by foot: the mountains of Ethiopia, the woodlands of Kenya, the Great Rift Valley, the arid Saharan Desert, and the bush of the Serengeti in Tanzania. The trains ease along at 3-4 mph on a one-mile loop around the back side of our 106 acres.

$7 per rider. Open seasonally.

Mini train on the track

T-Rex Express Mini-Train

Rest your feet and let us do the driving on the T-Rex Express Mini-Train! The kid-sized, all-electric trackless train is decorated with animal graphics and equipped with a smoke machine and sound effects as it winds its way around Picnic Ridge. Passengers buy tickets and board the T-Rex Express at the train station located across from the Herpetarium in ZooNorth. Seating is spacious enough for parents to accompany children on the ride.

$2 per rider.

Little girl riding carousel

Endangered Species Carousel

Take a ride on the wild side! The Dallas Zoo’s Endangered Species Carousel is a custom-made merry-go-round featuring hand-crafted exotic animals plus a spinning bird’s nest.

$2 per rider.