Large zoos are a fun all-day adventure. But there are times that you don’t have all day. Or perhaps you have little ones in tow who can’t yet handle a full day outing. You hate to pay the full price for a major zoo, deal with the hassle of a large parking lot, and leave after a few hours. Here are six Midwest zoos that are great for short visits.
You had planned to take the kids or grandkids to one of the beaches along Indiana’s lakeshore, but the weather is a little cool for swimming. Take them to Michigan City’s Washington Park Zoo instead. The small 15-acre city zoo is just big enough to keep the kids–and yourself–entertained for a couple of hours.