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:
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:
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?