Famous for being home to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, Denton is known for its wide range of attractions and experiences. From the historic courthouse-on-the-square to craft breweries to great food and live music, there is so much to do in Denton. 

Let’s take a look at the best zoos and aquariums in north Texas that you must visit on your next trip to Denton. Book your stay today! 

Fort Worth Zoo 
The Fort Worth Zoo is the #1 zoo in the nation! 

Address: 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110
Phone:  (817) 759-7555 
Attractions: World of Primates, Penguins, Meerkat Mounds, Raptor Canyon, Cheetahs, Stingray Cove
Website: fortworthzoo.org


Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas! 

Address: 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203
Phone:  (469) 554-7500
Attractions: Primate Place, Hippo Outpost, Wings of Wonder, Tigers, Giants of Savannah 
Website: dallaszoo.org


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Frank Buck Zoo 
Started in 1930 and home to over 130 animals. 

Address: 1000 W California St, Gainesville, TX 76240
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attractions: Cheetahs, Camels, Alligators, Alpacas, Bears, Pythons, Lemurs, Giraffes 
Website: gainesville.tx.us/108/Frank-Buck-Zoo


Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch
A 126-acre educational facility that is home to over 180 animals, conservation efforts, and public education.

Address: 11670 Massey Rd, Pilot Point, TX 76258
Phone: (940) 686-4600
Attractions: Camels, Zebras, Monkeys, Bears, Kangaroos, Sloths, Lions 
Website: sharkarosa.com


Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium 
Sea Life Grapevine is an interactive aquarium with thousands of aquatic creatures, plus interactive touch pools and a 360° ocean tunnel. 

Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: (469) 444-3050
Attractions:  Sharks, Rays, Sea Turtles, and more  
Website: visitsealife.com


SeaQuest Fort Worth 
SeaQuest Fort Worth has over 20,000 square feet of adventure where you are invited to touch, feed & interact with animals from five continents. 

Address: 1974 Green Oaks Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76116
Phone:  (817) 731-5357
Attractions: Otters, Sloths, Stingrays, and more   
Website: visitseaquest.com


Dallas World Aquarium 
Replica habitats containing exotic birds, mammals & fish. 

Address: 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202 
Phone: (214) 720-2224
Attractions: Sloths, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Penguins, Sharks, Rays, Sawfish
Website: dwazoo.com