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Going to the Zoo | Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX Child and Family Photographer

This week I decided it was time to hit one of the places on the Summer Bucket List.  My kids have been on tablets too much lately and we needed some fresh air and scenery.  So we packed a lunch and headed to Gainesville's Frank Buck Zoo, which is about 50 minutes from Flower Mound.  

This was our first visit here and I knew from friends that it's a small zoo so I figured that was perfect with the summer heat upon us.

This zoo is especially perfect to younger children as it makes a complete circle around the zoo with the animals along the circle.  One of the largest animals are the giraffe's.  We sadly missed their feeding which is the highlight of this zoo.  Be sure to arrive for their 10:30 a.m. feeding.

 Frank Buck Zoo has been operating since the 1930's and was started as the Gainesville Community Circus.  It has more than 130 animals.

 The zoo is located in Leonard Park which has a train, large playground, pavilion, and aquatic center.  It makes it a great day trip!

Train tickets are $2 per person.

 The Aquatic Center is $5 per person and definitely would make a great place to cool off.  They open at 1 p.m. during the weekdays.
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