My 9 year old daughter and I started our excursion in and around the Wheeling area by visiting this zoo. Our local zoo membership gave us reciprocity so it didn't cost us anything to get in and I'm glad we didn't have to pay because this zoo is pitiful. There is lots of walking, many hills and not many animals. I would venture to say there are a total of 30 live animals and probably 5 dinosaur displays. The center pond was covered in green slime and there was 1 swan and 1 turtle in the entire pond. The train ride is an additional cost and it literally takes you out by the mechanical dinosaur, back through the zebra exhibit and through a lot of woods and trees.
I would stay away from this attraction and spend your vacation money elsewhere.
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