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The San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium is a great alternative for animal-loving families who don't want to spend a fortune at SeaWorld. This 35-acre facility is home to one of the largest animal collections in the country (more than 700 species reside here). Exhibits include a butterfly habitat, four-legged friends from the African plains and colorful critters from the Amazon. Take your younger kids by the Children's Zoo, which features rides and a hands-on discovery center. Special events, such as safaris and training demonstrations, take place throughout the year. And, according to some, one of the best things about this zoo is that parents won't have to worry about running into a gift shop at every turn.
The San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium is located in Brackenridge Park just north of the city center and is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (although visitors are often allowed to stay in the zoo until 6 p.m.). Admission is $12 for adults, $9.50 for seniors and children ages 3 to 11 and free for children 2 and younger. The best way to reach the zoo is via car (there is an on-site parking lot) or bus. For more information and a complete calendar of events, visit the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium website.
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