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The Louisville Zoo is quite possibly one of the most underrated zoos in the world. Though somewhat modest in size, in is nonetheless home to a bevy of beautiful beasts. Some include camels, baby elephants, tigers, rhinos and even polar bears. The zoo also features different special exhibits. 'Glacier Run' presents arctic animals while 'Gorilla Forest' and 'Lorikeet Landing' are self-explanatory. The tiger feedings are also an attraction that highlight the nature of this apex predator. Here, guests are invited to walk a few yards away from a mesh-covered opening as the animal feeds on its lunch.
This animal center is located northeast of Louisville in the town of Prospect, about 25 minutes from downtown. The center primarily features farm animals and a few exotic mammals like zebras, camels, llamas and emus. Henry allows guests to feed them vegetables and admission to the park is free, but donations are happily accepted. And though the center allows guests to feed animals different foodstuffs, just don't bring anything they're not supposed to eat (like bread or starchy foods), otherwise Henry will send you the vet's bill.
Ranking high in Horticulture Magazine's list of botanical gardens which one should visit, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is a beautiful stretch of greenery and flowers. From potted plants to sweeping lines of flowers lining the drive, this garden is a delight for the eyes. You can enroll for any of the garden's educational courses as there is something suited for people of all ages. You can also plan events in the beautiful lawns and orchards of this garden.