Monday, May 16, 2011

The Greenville Zoo

Honestly, when I first went to the Greenville Zoo, I was disappointed.  Wait-don't hate me. Here me out.  I grew up near a large zoo that was amazing!  You could spend all day there.  The fields were so big that sometimes you needed those binoculars you pay 25 cents to use just to see the elephants.  There was a huge, bird aviary that you that was filled with birds from the tropics, like the flamingos you always caught standing on one leg.  It was my sole taste of a zoo and I loved it. So, now do you see why upon my first visit I said to myself, "What?  This is it?"

With that said, I have to admit, the fact that our city even has a zoo, is pretty cool in and of itself.  It is a great way to spend a couple hours, and even more perfect for those of us who want our children to see some monkeys, without feeling like we are herding lions, on a long drive trying to get there.  Just a short drive, and boom, wild life is staring right back at you (and I don't mean the kids!).

Want to go?  The rates are as follows: 
The zoo is open from 10pm to 4:30 (gates close at 5:00) seven days a week (excluding some major holidays).

Another option is to purchase a membership.  Memberships cost $57 for a household (other options available) and not only do you get free year round visits to the Greevnille zoo, but there are 130 other zoos participating to which you will receive FREE admission or a discount in the USA.  You also receive guest tickets and 10% off in the gift shop at the Greenville Zoo.  Click here for more membership information.

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