Woodland Park Zoo, in the North Seattle neighborhood of Phinney Ridge, is one of the best urban animal parks in the nation, and a pioneer in naturalistic enclosures. Start with the fun new Humboldt Penguin exhibit, then cruise the other highlights: Northern Trail, with majestic Roosevelt elk, energetic river otters and imposing grizzlies; Tropical Asia zone with its award-winning Elephant Forest; and African Savanna, with lions, hippos and giraffes. Kids will enjoy the zoo’s Family Farm, vintage carousel and Zoomazium, a nature-themed play space.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa