National Zoological Park
- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Many travelers share a similar opinion when it comes to the National Zoological Park: They're glad the zoo is free because if it charged admission, they wouldn't enjoy it. One TripAdvisor traveler cites the too-few children's play areas and the poor layout. Another mentions the filthy bathrooms. Although it's not the most exciting zoo, the about 2,000 animals across 400 species are free to visit — and the zoo, as always, provides an engaging afternoon for young children.
Although the zoo is free, the adjacent parking lot charges a pretty penny; you might want to save money and instead take the metro to the Woodley Park/Zoo station.