Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, which spans 170-acres near Omaha, is unquestionably one of the best zoos in the country. The Omaha Zoo Railroad and trams will make your visit to the zoo twice as enjoyable.

San Diego Zoo

This world-famous 100-acre zoo once housed three enormous pandas in its own bamboo forest, where visitors may stroll through the Panda Trek and get up close and personal with them.

Brookfield Zoo 

The 216-acre zoo is one of five in Chicago, but it's well-known for hosting numerous creatures found only in national zoos.

Bronx Zoo

This 265-acre attraction is not only one of the top zoos in the US, but it is also the country's largest urban zoo and one of the oldest, having opened to the public in 1899.

Philadelphia Zoo

Tigers, apes, and other animals walk around the zoo high up in gigantic steel tube cages on the Zoo360 Animal Exploration Trails.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Its status as one of the top zoos in the country may be contested, but its status as one of the country's largest zoos is undeniable.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Include a day or two touring Disney's Animal Kingdom if you're visiting Walt Disney World Resort for a multi-day vacation.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park 

This Smithsonian Institute-run zoo, simply known as "National Zoo," is one of the country's oldest, having opened to the public in 1889.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo, which opened in 1875 and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987, is the country's second-oldest zoo (after Philadelphia Zoo).

Fort Worth Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo, which opened in 1909, is one of the country's oldest zoos. They had one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock, and a few bunnies when it first opened.