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onendone On a Beach
07/14/13 12:49 am

Charlotte doesn't even have a zoo....been to the Henry Doorly more times then I could count though....

Bait30
07/13/13 9:54 pm

The Houston Zoo is really good, only Omaha and maybe San Diego beat it

ClarityRose Now taking suggestions
07/13/13 6:22 pm

I think it's great ;) Went there recently and fed the elephants and giraffes. It was very fun!

mrskinsey Memphis
07/13/13 4:48 pm

Memphis has a great zoo!

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onendone On a Beach
07/14/13 12:49 am

Omaha and Memphis surprisingly great zoos

XercesBlue ...
07/13/13 3:28 pm

I enjoy the one closest to me.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/13/13 2:06 pm

It is 222 miles away. The Portland zoo is a very good zoo.

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JanuaryLove
07/13/13 2:29 pm

That's quite a distance away. Do you ever get all the way over there?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/13/13 3:06 pm

We have taken our granddaughter there couple times.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/13/13 1:48 pm

Fort Worth zoo isn't too far away, plus it's a great zoo in general.

susanr Colorado
07/13/13 1:19 pm

There is no zoo in my immediate area (except the Swetsville Zoo which is a hilarious display of animals sculpted from junk) and I have not yet been to the Denver Zoo, which is 60 or so miles away.

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MrMilkdud
07/13/13 1:28 pm

Is that still open? I thought it was going to close after the son of the owner, who inherited the zoo, died in a drunk driving accident.

susanr Colorado
07/13/13 1:32 pm

Wow, you know about it? Cool. I think you're right. I haven't been there myself, I've just seen photos, plus there's one piece in the children's section of a public garden here. I had read something about it maybe being relocated...

susanr Colorado
07/13/13 1:33 pm

..or closed, I think a year ago, but hadn't seen anything else. I've been meaning to look into its status because we'd talked recently about wanting to go there. I didn't know about the son's death, though.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/13/13 1:18 pm

We don't have one - so "not so great" - nearest zoo is four hours away and just okay

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JanuaryLove
07/13/13 1:22 pm

I didn't realize how lucky I am. I have four zoos to choose from, all less than 2.5 hours away by car. And that's not counting the small, private zoos in the area. I figured everyone had this kind of access to zoos. Guess not.

huskermedic Cincinnati
07/13/13 1:15 pm

The zoo in Omaha Nebraska is one of the best I have been too. It beats out Columbus Ohio's.

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EarlyBird Portland
07/13/13 1:08 pm

The Portland zoo is very nice.

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MrMilkdud
07/13/13 1:09 pm

That's exactly the kind of thing someone from Portland would say.

MrMilkdud
07/13/13 1:08 pm

I just took the kids to the zoo here in Omaha. Its rated the top or second zoo in the country and even though Ive been going since I was little am still surprised sometimes. They had a live show with a trained porcupine that could do dog tricks today

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MrMilkdud
07/13/13 1:10 pm

I had no idea that porcupines could do tricks. If it wasn't for the agony inducing quills they'd probably make good pets!

larkspur one race. human.
07/13/13 3:50 pm

The zoo on Omaha I am hoping to take my kids to next year! We've read about it and watched videos on YouTube.

Bait30
07/13/13 9:54 pm

The Omaha zoo has the most variety of species of any US zoo.

MrMilkdud
07/13/13 1:05 pm

The first person to post anything similar to this gets banned for life:
"I voted 'great' b/c even though my local zoo is a dog pound, when I was 6 I went to a really great Zoo. I think it's closed now, and it was nowhere near me, but I loved it!"

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/13/13 1:05 pm

The Bronx Zoo... I'd say it's pretty great as far as zoos go. , haha.

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JanuaryLove
07/13/13 1:04 pm

There are two zoos within an hour's drive. One is really terrible. The other is small but okay. Then about two hours away is Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago which is also okay.

JanuaryLove
07/13/13 1:05 pm

My hands-down favorite is Brookfield Zoo, near Chicago. It's also about two hours away by car. Just took the kids there a couple weeks ago. We had a blast!

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
07/13/13 1:18 pm

The room with the large cars smells like pee really bad. Yuck.

JanuaryLove
07/13/13 1:23 pm

Yeah, I don't really enjoy the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/13/13 1:03 pm

It's great if you don't mind the two hour drive

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/13/13 1:01 pm

It's almost three hours away in Abilene, and not as good as a big-city zoo.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/13/13 1:48 pm

At least you get to feed giraffes :P

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/13/13 2:19 pm

You've been there! I do like that bridge. Are you in Abilene area?

MrEdwin Mystery
07/13/13 7:07 pm

No I live in Fort Worth, I just go to school in Abilene

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/13/13 9:02 pm

Three good schools there, as I recall - Abilene Christian, McMurry, and something else that just got obscured by a senior moment.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/13/13 9:06 pm

Hardin-Simmons, and I go to Abilene Christian

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/13/13 9:50 pm

That'd be my choice, too! What are you majoring in, eds?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/13/13 10:44 pm

Good fields - my wife's a CPA!