St. Louis with kids: Visiting the free St. Louis Zoo

Voted the #1 free attraction in the United States in 2016, the St. Louis Zoo is a "must-see" for anyone visiting the area. With no admission costs, well-kept grounds, beautiful sculptures and water fixtures, and the large collection of animals, this … [Read more...]

Nebraska with kids: Henry Doorly Zoo

In 2014, the Travelers’ Choice Awards named the Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha, Nebraska, its #1 zoo. This park, with its wide walkways lined with evergreen and deciduous trees, is well worth an extended visit by families of all ages. Here's how to plan … [Read more...]

Grand Rapids with kids: John Ball Zoo review

The following post is written by Pit Stops for Kids’ Midwest contributor, Kate Basi. Going to the zoo is a classic family outing in every part of the world. Grand Rapids, Michigan’s John Ball Zoo  is not large, but the unique opportunities it … [Read more...]

Calgary with kids: Calgary Zoo review

The Calgary Zoo is one of the best we’ve toured (across the US and Canada). Why? It’s large, but not massive, clean, as interactive as possible, and well-laid out. As with all zoos, the best way to tour is to start early; most animals are most … [Read more...]

An adventure in Miami designed by kids

Looking for a great place to take the kids on vacation? If you left it up to them, they might choose Miami Florida – there's a lot more to this Sunshine State than Orlando’s Disney and water parks, that’s for sure. There's a whole week or fortnight's … [Read more...]

The Minnesota Zoo

The following pit stop submitted by Jessie Voigts of WanderingEducators.com. Located off 35E and Highway 77 in Apple Valley (just south of Minneapolis), the Minnesota Zoo is a destination in and of itself. The Zoo has both indoor and outdoor … [Read more...]

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma, Washington If you're looking for a zoo that's easy to access off the freeway but rivals the big names, stop at Tacoma's Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Exhibits and sections include an Asian forest, marine discovery … [Read more...]

Riverbanks’ ‘Boo at the Zoo’

500 Wildlife Parkway Columbia, SC Ready for a scare? (Or more likely, lots of laughs?) If you're in the Columbia area of South Carolina, you won't want to miss Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's Boo at the Zoo. Always a great pitstop for families, … [Read more...]