This is in the top 3 zoos I've ever been to, just a wonderful zoo, well laid out, good concessions, good distance between things, lots and lots to see in each area. We got to see handlers and zookeepers working inside exhibits with the animals, just a great time. To address those who say the animals are underfed or not taken care of, just bull pucky, total bull pucky. We saw lots of dedicated workers, healthy animals in large settings, loads of beautiful open areas, and on the local train ride they explained how animals are fed, taken care of and trained, overall it was great. Also I didn't experience any line issues on a busy weekday during spring break. The only issue we had was the train between the Aquarium and Zoo, and I HIGHLY recommend you do NOT do this. Do the aquarium and gardens on a separate day from the zoo. The train between the two took over a half hour, which was a huge chunk of our day committed to the zoo. The aquarium and gardens are nice, but the train is too slow and there's too much to see at the zoo. Great zoo, up there with Brookfield and Omaha.
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