Opened in 1962, the Phoenix Zoo
is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States and is home to over 1,400 animals, including more than 30 different endangered species from around the world. The zoo contains 125 acres (51ha) of animal exhibits, a children’s area, a petting zoo, as well as a narrated tram ride, and visitors of all ages can ride the camels. In the winter months, you can also attend “ZooLights”, featuring 3.8 million lights and 700 sparkling displays. All of the zookeepers and staff are friendly, and the exhibits are well-kept, making this spot one of the best tourist attractions in town.