The Mesker Park Zoo has really improved in the last few years. When the weather is nice, we like to go here. Normally, we do not take the tram ride, we walk it. (which you will get a good work out) My kids are old enough to walk it, if they were littler I would take the tram. On a hot day, with a stroller, it will wear you out! The Amazonia starts the zoo, which is great! The whole exhibit is wonderful, you get a real feel for the Amazon. There are some things in the zoo, that are hit & miss. Some things haven't changed in 15 years & they could improve on the buildings with the birds/indoor monkeys. The area where the zebra & giraffes are in, kind of seems a sad area for them to live..I would like to see them expand this area for them to roam & enjoy. Overall, my kids are always ready to go to the zoo. As am I. It makes for a good day or afternoon outdoors. This may not be comparable to a big city zoo, but, we always have a good time.