Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A trip to Rolling Hill's Zoo
Saturday post long run we decided to go to the Rolling Hill's Zoo in Salina, KS. Well, I take that back. Andrew suddenly wanted to go to see the animals, and there was NO way I was going into Manhattan with it being move in day for freshman. We decided to head west and have fun at Rolling Hills instead. I was a little worried about my legs getting tired, but I put on compression socks for the drive down and back, and we rode the tram when we got tired.
Andrew loved the big fish pond and fed those huge fish several times plus the canadian geese. We even got to see a Blue Heron come in and hang out in the exhibit.
He loved the "mingos". They would come up to the fence for a visit. He still doesn't have a ton of patience when it comes to waiting for an animal to "do" something, so if an animal was sleeping or just hanging out, he didn't want to linger long. The mingos and the bat exhibit were probably his favorite. The bat exhibit was in the big museum that we thought was super cool, but he deemed scary. We ended up having to power walk through it since he was slightly freaking out.
All the exhibits are stuffed animals in realistic poses with sound piped in, but it scared him as soon as we walked in and a lion roared. It is part of the admission, so if you go, take you time and walk through.
Overall, this zoo is so worth the drive. It is perfect for a day adventure. The prices are typical of what you would see at a zoo, but well worth the price. We hadn't been in years and they had several nice updates. They even have times when you can watch a zoo handler feed the animals or do enrichment with them, which would be cool to see. We will be back for sure when the weather cools off. It was a bit warm yesterday, and I think that we caught most of the animals napping due to the heat.