AAA Editor Notes
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is at 1545 Mesker Park Dr. This 50-acre zoo features more than 700 animals that roam freely in natural habitats surrounded by exotic plants, wildflowers and trees. The Discovery Center focuses on the world's vanishing rain forests and animals. Amazonia is a climate-controlled exhibit containing howler monkeys, toucans, tapirs, ibises and jaguars. A children's zoo, paddle boats and a tram also are available.
Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.