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Dallas, Texas: Zoo-Themed McDonald's (Gone)

African animals appear to have taken over this McDonald's Play Place, near the Dallas Zoo. Torn down in 2023.

On I-35 and Marsalis (the exit for the Dallas Zoo), southeast side off Ewing Ave or the i-35 E Service Rd.
Torn down in 2023. (Call to verify)

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Zoo-Themed McDonald's

Sadly, this zoo-themed McDonald's is no longer there, as McDonald's had it torn down and put up a regular McDonald's in its place. It was the only one like it in the United States.

[Lisa, 05/27/2023]

Zoo theme.

Zoo-Themed McDonald's

Just stopped to take a look. One of a kind. A lot of construction going on around it though.

[Toste, 05/15/2021]
Zoo-Themed McDonald's

Excellent decor, expansive play area, but regular priced McD's food. We refer to it as the "poor man's Rainforest Cafe" (and the kids prefer the food).

[Jennifer, 07/03/2013]

Zoo-themed McDonald's.

Zoo-Themed McDonald's

This McD's is a great place to stop with children. The animals and murals inside the restaurant are as exciting as the exterior. The entrance to the Dallas zoo shares the same exit.

[Gina Godding, 01/31/2010]

Most McDonald's are decorated straight out of the corporate catalog, and often try to capitalize on local interests. But we like this feverish hallucination of fries-clutching African wildlife.

Gorilla with fries.

Zoo-Themed McDonald's

Near the the giant 50-foot giraffe statue is a zoo-themed McDonald's, complete with trees and fiberglass animals. An elephant guards the entrance to the restrooms, while a giant fiberglass anaconda drapes itself across the bench seating...but no one seems to mind. Appropriate jungle sounds play in the background a la the Rainforest Cafe.

[Julie Bloem, 04/12/2004]

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