Most of the zoos that I have visited are too big. By the time you have walked the grounds, you need a vacation. The Racine zoo is just the right size. You may not see all of the animal kingdom but enough of it to be satisfied...without having to take a nap in the middle. Feeding the giraffes is a highlight for parents and kids. And the meerkats are mesmerizing. When you are tired of the zoo, you can walk the block and a half down to Lake Michigan for a picnic.