We just returned from our trip to the zoo today and were somewhat dissappointed. We had 2 adults, 2 children and 2 babies in strollers. We decided to take the children my daughter watches in her daycare business out for a little fieldtrip due to a promotion with a company called Groupon where we were able to get half-priced tickets. When we got up to the counter we were given a hard time and the attendant wouldn't honor half of the pre-bought coupons stating they only allow one per group (something that was not in the fine print!). So we were stuck buying full- priced tickets for the kids. It turned out to be a rather expensive adventure, with the added expenses for the train, the food, and the giftshop!
The kids enjoyed the petting zoo which has a lot of goats, rabbits, etc for petting and feeding. They were mildly frightened by a white turkey who stalked them for a bit, but he was harmless!It was a highlight as always to watch the monkeys. The kids enjoyed the train ride although it seems kind of short. There is a playground, but it is tiny, and the kids became bored with it quickly.
It would have been nicer if they had had a bigger play area for the kids, a friendlier attendant at the entrance that maybe could have explained any daily zoo activities (if there were any), not being hassled about pre-bought discounted tickets, a bigger area to view the monkeys who were the most active animals, yet were confined a smaller rather boring cage!
I really doubt I will return, nor would I recommend this zoo for a family outing!
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