America's Most-Visited Zoos
No. 14 Phoenix Zoo
Annual Visitors: 1,450,377
Only one cultural attraction in Arizona gets more visitors than the Phoenix Zoo—and that’s the Grand Canyon. Thanks to recent exhibit overhauls and openings, the zoo has even more ways to give the national landmark a run for its money. Bornean orangutans and a brother-sister pair of Komodo dragons now have slick new habitats to call home. At the 11-acre Savanna, you can spot a host of African animals, including Watusi cattle, giraffes, vultures, ostriches, and Thompson gazelles. Sci-fi geeks will appreciate Monkey Village: all of its 17 squirrel monkey inhabitants are named after Star Trek characters.
Children 2 and under, free; children 3–12, $10; adults, $20; phoenixzoo.org.