Lion Country Safari
- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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A half-hour drive inland from central West Palm Beach is the Lion Country Safari, the first cageless drive-through zoo in the country. Although it's a bit of a drive, it's well worth the trip to see hundreds of animals walk around freely past your car. It's also the best way to get really up close and personal with giraffes, zebras -- even lions (don't worry, they're fenced off but still uncomfortably close).
After your drive, put on your walking shoes to interact with some less extreme animals at the petting zoo. You can also stretch your legs in Safari World, which includes amusement park-type rides, paddle boats, and mini golf.
The cost of admission includes both the drive-through and Safari World. One Yahoo! Travel user says "the admission fee is a little on the high side … but I have to say it was totally worth it." Food is available on grounds but is expensive; you're also allowed to bring in packed picnics, a good way to save on costs.