*I received complimentary admission to facilitate this review.
All views and opinions shared are my own.*
A trip to Omaha isn't complete without a visit to the Henry Doorly Zoo. With over 17,000 animals from around the world over 130 acres, it is no wonder it is the top attraction in Omaha and is also known as the "World's Best Zoo".
After stepping through the entrance it can almost be a little overwhelming on how to start. For our family the easiest thing to do was decide which animals we wanted to see and go from there. First up were monkeys.
There are several species of monkeys at the Lied Jungle, North America's largest indoor rainforest. A one-way trail brings you through the entire exhibit that showcases animals from three continents. Our family loved seeing all the monkeys, birds and hippos freely roaming and swinging through the rainforest. It was a favorite location at the zoo for the entire family, especially our daughter Miss L, our monkey fan.
|Miss L in amazement and awe |
watching the monkeys at the Lied Jungle
|Walking through the Shark Tunnel in the Scott Aquarium|
While on the zoo train one area that the kids added to the must see list after glancing at it from the train was the Alaskan Adventure splashgrounds. This was the perfect way to cool down at the end of the day. I have never seen such a large splashpad before. In the splash area is an 18 foot high humpback whale, orcas, sea lions, puffins, salmon and brown bears, all animals that the zoo doesn't currently have, but allows the kids to learn about some animals in Alaska. Our kids had a blast. Be sure to bring your swimsuit!
|Mr K posing next to some puffins in the Alaskan Adventure splashgrounds|
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