on April 25, 2007
Living in Tucson, we are just under two hours from Phoenix. This is good for many reasons, one of which is that Phoenix has an awesome zoo. The Phoenix Zoo is the largest non-profit zoo in the United States, at 125 acres of land. There are 2.5 miles of walking paths in the zoo as well and over 1,200 animals on display.The zoo is broken into four distinct areas that have trail systems in them. The Africa Trail, the Arizona Trail, the Tropics Trail, and the Children's/Discovery Trail. All of the trails are very easily navigated and interesting for the whole family.The zoo is fairly large, so it will take approximately two or three hours to see the entire thing. This is something to remember, especially in the summer when it gets very hot in Phoenix. Luckily, there are a few stands around that sell snacks and beverages.Admission to the zoo is reasonable as well. Adult tickets start at $14 and kids at $6. You can also get discounts if you have a membership at certain other zoos.The Phoenix Zoo is a very fun day for adults and kids alike. The zoo is extremely kid-friendly and has lots of activities for them to take part in. I highly recommend it as a part of a visit to Phoenix.
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