I've been a member of this zoo for years and have always had a great visit. Weekends are very busy, so if you want a less hectic time, visit during the week or on a rainy day - there are lots of indoor exhibits. This zoo is always rated high and for good reason...size, liveliness of all the critters, excellent shows (like the birds of prey), extras you can add like the movie, pony ride, carousel, ice cream or souvenir shopping. There are plenty of bathrooms, snack bars and a restaurant. You can take the tram to the gardens and enjoy a woods trail walk back down to the zoo, or reverse it if you really want to exercise walking up the hill. Feeding the birds, giraffes or goats is always a treat for you, and them!