Frank Buck Zoo

Last month we went to the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville.


If you have not been there, it is a nice small zoo that has a long and colorful history.  Located right in the heart of Gainesville, Texas, the Frank Buck Zoo has been serving the children, schools and citizens of North Central Texas and Southern Oklahoma for over 50 years!   We even found out that in March 2008, the zoo inherited a fascinating collection of camp tools used to capture animals and media memorabilia from the 1930, 1940, & 1950’s.

That day, we pretty much had the zoo to ourselves.   They have a petting zoo area and you can arrange to feed the giraffes if you are there at a certain time.   They also have a nice wooden playground out front with lots of fun painted photo op signs!


The zoo is open daily, year round – so it’s great on a whim, or for a planned excursion!

Macey Hart is a Flower Mound photographer who specializes in family and child photography.


  1. We love that zoo. I love that the kids can’t get lost and that it doesn’t take that long to get there and is good for a full day of fun. We either take a picnic or stop at the IHOP or McDonalds close by….oh, and there is a Starbucks right there too!

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