Who doesn't love the zoo? Americans, for one, absolutely love the zoo — so much so that there are more than 2,400 zoos in the United States. And what's not to love? Zoos and animal parks offer unique learning experiences to encounter magnificent creatures from all over the world. Plus, zoos often are integral in raising money and awareness on animal issues, including conservation and care.
When it comes to visiting the best zoos in America, it can be daunting to know where to start. Of course, there are the obvious heavy-hitters, from the San Diego Zoo in California to the Bronx Zoo in New York. But, while these zoos might be some of the best known in the country, that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the "best," according to reviews on TripAdvisor.
So, what exactly are the best zoos or animal parks in the country? Read on to see where your favorites rank and which ones are close to where you live.