Dallas, Texas: Giraffe Statue at Dallas Zoo

Supposedly the tallest statue in Texas, nearly 70 feet high.
Address:
650 South RL Thornton Frwy., Dallas, TX
Directions:
I-35, south of downtown Dallas about 2 miles at Marsalis.
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Tallest statue in Texas: a giraffe.  Giraffe statue at Dallas Zoo

When the Dallas Zoo was remodeled, they constructed this massive giraffe statue that can be seen from I-35. The statue is really a neat thing to see, and the zoo is good too. Catch the train from a park and ride to save money on zoo parking.

[Vanessa, 08/18/2002]

The Giraffe is promoted as the "Tallest Statue in Texas," a metal sculpture over 67 ft. tall just outside the zoo parking entrance. Randy Stevens writes: "Don't know exactly how tall it is, but it reportedly was going to be a tad shorter. When the giant Sam Houston went up on Hwy 45 it was designed to be barely taller. So Dallas put a blade of grass on the giraffe's tongue to gain the 'Tallest in Texas' title."

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