We are traveling to Chicago from Central Va. We plan to stop overnight in Cincinnati, visit the zoo Monday, July 16th and then travel the rest of the day to Chicago.
We have two adults & 3 kids (10, 7 and 3 1/2) in our family. I would love any and all recommendations/tips for the zoo.
What are the cheapest tickets we can find? Do local restauarnts offer coupons? I saw on the zoo site that if we buy ahead (print on our computer) they reduce prices $1 each child, $2 each adult. Is that the best we can hope for?
How is lunch at the zoo? Any recommendations? Since our time is limited we really can't leave for lunch elsewhere & come back.
What animals/exhibits do you consider "must see"? We have the manatees at the top of our list since we have never seen them. We also want pics of the reptile house (old monkey house) because of the American Girl book, "Danger at the Zoo" being based there.
I have read there are lots of hills/walking. We have been to the Asheboro, NC zoo. Anyone here done both & can compare the two?
How long does it take to visit the zoo? Do you think it is a half day or full day adventure?