This zoo is actually pretty good for a small town zoo. We went in the afternoon on a Saturday, and discovered the animals were easy to see and luckily some were rather active. But it could be because they were rolling in the sunshine rather than staying in the rather cool shade. But we were very impressed with what we saw, although we did wish some of the animals had a larger habitat.
But all in all, for the money you get a good deal. Plenty of walking, although for me the map wasn't very helpful with all the paths meandering here and there. Beware of accidentally walking down service paths by the train, the sign marking it as a service path was on one side--hidden in the bushes, while we were focused on the sign that says "beware of train". Needless to say, we were chased back after we were 3/4 of the way down by a security guard who wouldn't allow us to get a slap on the hand and allow us to jump on the path that was just a few feet ahead. In that sense, I advise better signage.
But based on the animals, it was pretty good especially based on other small zoo's I've been to in Chattanooga, TN and Jackson, MS. Even better than the so-so Atlanta zoo.
Just be aware, while the price to get in is fair, any add-on's are extra. $4 per person for the chair lift, $2 per person for the giraffe feeding area, extra money for the train, $2 for feeding sticks in the parakeet cage. However, parking at the zoo is free, so that was nice.
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