Oklahoma City Zoo
- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Although many travelers say the Oklahoma City Zoo is both small and outdated, most everyone also says it's still worth a visit, especially if you have kids in tow. The zoo contains the usual suspects -- snakes, elephants, bears -- but its newest addition is the Oklahoma Trails exhibit. These eight acres display about 800 animals and indigenous plant life. The zoo's website sums up what you can do there best: "Travel the suspended boardwalk and explore the grassy terrain of Black Mesa, the rolling hills of the Ozark Highlands, and feel the mist from the Zoo's 25-ft. replica of Turner Falls located at Big Rivers!"
One TripAdvisor user offers a helpful tip: "Be VERY careful standing in front of the Hippo cage. My husband had to throw away his flip flops after the animal relieved itself outside the cage." Others also say the zoo can get very hot in the summertime (and there's little shade), so bring a hat and sunscreen.
You'll find the Oklahoma City Zoo northeast of downtown, nearby Lincoln Park. The zoo's normal hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Admission costs $5 for kids age three to 11 and $8 for adults. For more information, visit the website.