We recently visited the zoo. It was wintertime and several of the exhibits were closed as another member wrote. However, we felt it was worth the stop. They have several animals that you don't typically get to see at many zoos, such as manatees, red pandas, bearcats, siberian lynx. We would like to go back one day when it is warmer out and more of the exhibits (animals like the gorillas, rhinos, cheetahs, and lion are out and about.) Even though the zoo is located in town, it is actually well laid out to maximize the exhibits and is larger than we thought it would be. They also have a train, carousel, and 4-D theater (but they were closed til March).