As a Travel Agent, I travel all the time. And I have visited zoos all over and not a one of them can hold a candle to my hometown zoo. Clean, Great Animals, Love the shows. The eating areas have great atmosphere. Its FREE!!! Still has a train that takes you around to get an overview of the park. Love to have a picnic at Forest Park right outside the doors of the zoo. Malybe a little trip to the Museum up the hill. Just can't be beat!!!