Best Zoos in America

The Best Zoos in America list is based on reviews and ratings of zoos and aquariums from many sources. St. Louis Zoo in Saint Louis, Missouri, comes in at the top of the Zoos list. The next best zoos and aquariums in America are Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee and Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. Those that almost made the top 10 zoos and aquariums in the USA include John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL, SeaWorld Adventure Park, San Diego in San Diego, CA and National Zoological Park in Washington, DC. For more of America's Best Zoos, there are state Zoos lists linked below including top zoo states such as California, Iowa, Georgia and Florida.

America's Best Zoos

  1. St. Louis Zoo
    1 Government Dr St Louis, MO 63110
     • 314-781-0900

  2. Monterey Bay Aquarium
    886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1085
     • 831-648-4800

  3. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
    88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37788
     • 888-240-1358-/-+1-865-430-880

  4. Memphis Zoo
    2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, Tn, Usa
     • 901-725-3400

  5. Henry Doorly Zoo
    3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107-2299
     • 402-733-8400

  6. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ, 85743
     • 520-883-2702

  7. Grant's Farm
    10501 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123
     • 314-843-1700

  8. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
    717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
     • 757-385-FISH

  9. Sea World Florida
    7007 SeaWorld Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
     • 888-800-5447

  10. San Diego Zoo
    29020 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92112-0551
     • 619-232-3101

Honorable Mentions for Zoos of America

  • John G. Shedd Aquarium
    1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60650
     • 312-939-2438

  • SeaWorld Adventure Park, San Diego
    500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-7904
     • 800-380-3203

  • National Zoological Park
    3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008-2537
     • 202-675-6287

  • Tennessee Aquarium
    One Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37401-2048
     • 800-262-0695

  • Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Gardens
    1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202-1503
     • 214-720-2224