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Visit The Zoo For Free? - Top 7 Free Zoos In The US

Posted on 25 April 2014 by Mary Brown

Topics: Attractions

Free US Zoos

Free fun at free US Zoos.

Your wallet will not be lighter by going to one of these Zoos.

Does your child love to go to the zoo and see exotic animals, beautiful aquariums, and interactive exhibits? Our list of the Top 7 Zoos includes all of this and the entrance is free! Whether you want to see a great white shark up close or a cute little panda, we've got what you need right here.

7. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago; Illinois: Can you imagine an animal kingdom right in the middle of a major city that charges no entrance fee? This zoo is home to more than 1100 birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and many other animals as well!

6. Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City; Kansas: Although free of charge for entrance, this zoo does charge a one-time vehicle fee drive through the zoo. Visitors can pay $3 to drive through once or $10 or an unlimited amount of drive-throughs.

5. Salisbury Zoo, Salisbury; Maryland: Do you have an interest for animals that are native to South America? For free of charge, you can see and learn about native species that come from this part of the world.

4. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul; Minnesota: Starting with only three deer over 100 years ago, this zoo seeks to educate the public about living things without charging the public one penny.

3. Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis; Missouri: Over 3 million people visit this zoo annually without having to spend anything to enter! It is home to over 24,000 animals and has become very popular for its stingray exhibit.

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2. Cape May County Park and Zoo, Cape May; New Jersey: Visitors can explore more than 85 acres of exhibits and of course, admission is free. It is open all year round except for Christmas Day and hosts over 550 animals and 250 different species.

1. Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington; DC: Also known as the National Zoo, nearly 2000 animals and over 400 species found here. While saving on the cost of admission, visitors enjoy watching the two lovable panda bears that live there named Mei Xiang and Tian Tian. 

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