Monday, September 24, 2012

I Love Boston Project: Southwick Zoo

I'm back with another post for the I Love Boston Project. If you are interested in reading about my other I Love Boston adventures, they are listed below: 

I Love Boston Project: Museum of Natural History

I Love Boston Project: Day Trip to Ogunquit, Maine

I Love Boston Project: Blue Hills


Eric and I have visited a few zoos over the years, but we had never visited what most people say is the best zoo in Massachusetts, the Southwick Zoo. It's only about an hour away, but there are some times when you are driving through yet another random small town near Rhode Island that it feels much farther. 


Southwick Zoo Info

Location: 2 Southwick Street, Mendon MA

Cost: $20 for an adult, $15 for a child, discounts for military, teachers and AAA

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (April-October)


When it comes to the Southwick Zoo, I think the pictures tell the story better than I can: 


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I loved how close I was able to get to most of the animals, and the animal selection was pretty cool as well. Another awesome feature of Southwick Zoo is the sky ride. It's basically a chairlift that goes around the zoo. We did it right at the beginning of our visit so that we saw everything from above and knew where to go after the ride. My only complaint about it is that it costs another $5 and I feel like the price is already pretty high, so I think it should be included. But oh well. 

Another cool aspect of Southwick Zoo is that they have rides for little kids, and also a couple of playground areas. It's definitely a place that a child could be entertained for hours. 


Do you like to visit the zoo? Where is your favorite zoo? 


















  1. I love the picture of the giraffe! hehe those are my favorite : ) I've always wanted to go to the Southwick Zoo - heard great things, too. I will have to add that to my MA bucket list

  2. I LOVE the zoo! We don't have a zoo in our city but we do have a "wildlife park" which is kind of the same only no exotic animals. We meant to go this past summer but didn't get around to it. Next summer for sure!

  3. Oh cool! This looks like a great zoo. I love your photos! I haven't been to a zoo in ages. I took my nephew to a free one, but that was like 5 years ago now! Which is crazy as I still vividly remember that day.

    This post reminds me that I have GOT to get my trip to Boston booked. I am thinking it will happen in November as October has filled up with trips, but maybe I can swing something in late October. I will touch base with you and find out what works well for you & Eric!

  4. I love the zoo - stone zoo is my favorite