2. Fort Worth Zoo
For many reasons, I have included Fort Worth Zoo in lieu of its Dallas counterpart nearby. Fort Worth zoo has been named a top zoo through prestigious publications such as the LA Times, Family Life magazine and USA Today. One of the lovely thing about this zoo is the nurture and growth that has gone into it; founded in 1909 with only one lion, an alligator, two bear cubs, a peacock, a coyote and a few rabbits, it is now home to 5,000 native and exotic animals. One part of its popularity is due to its intimacy and easy navigation and the excellent job it does in introducing kids to the care and conservation of animals. Your kids will have an unforgettable visit!