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Zoos & Aquariums

All About Zoos & Aquariums In America

Summer of Sightseeing – Zoos
1 month ago

Summer of Sightseeing – Zoos

On your next road trip across the United States, you may want to consider stopping at some of the most famous zoos. Providing an educational experience for the entire family and breaking up your drive a little bit is never a bad idea.

As part of our Drive the Nation Summer of Sightseeing, today we are highlighting our favorite zoos from across the country. Participate in the fun by sharing a photo of your favorite zoo and enter for a chance to win the Drive The Nation Summer of Sightseeing contest using #DTNSoS. You can view the official rules here.

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Summer of Sightseeing – Aquariums
2 months ago

Summer of Sightseeing – Aquariums

On your next road trip across the United States, you are likely to come across some of the best aquariums in the world. Cities like Tampa, Florida, Columbus, Ohio and Outer Banks, North Carolina are home to just a few aquariums to visit.

As part of our Drive the Nation Summer of Sightseeing, today we are highlighting our favorite aquariums from across the country. Participate in the fun by sharing a photo of your favorite aquarium and enter for a chance to win the Drive The Nation Summer of Sightseeing contest using #DTNSoS. You can view the official rules here.

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Zoos to See Pandas
1 year ago

Zoos to See Pandas

Let’s face it, is there an animal that people love to see more than giant pandas?

They are cute, cuddly, roll-y poll-y, and hilariously stubborn. We’re so obsessed with seeing them at our zoo’s that many of them have created live streaming “Pandacam’s” just so we can watch them 24 hours a day.

Of course, no one is complaining. After all, it’s virtually impossible to watch a young panda cub playing around and not have a big smile on your face after a few minutes.

Since giant pandas are an endangered species, their care is very closely watched by the US Fish and Wildlife Service while they are on loan from China. That means only a handful of the top notch zoos in the country actually get to house and grow giant pandas for people to visit.

So, you’re probably in the mood to spend a little while with some pandas now, right?

We don’t blame you. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the only zoos across the country where you can actually see giant pandas in the habitat as you would in the wild.

But get yourself ready for a cute attack, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Best Zoos to See Penguins
1 year ago

Best Zoos to See Penguins

You’d be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t love penguins. These cute, cuddly, and fun little (or big) birds have been featured in ads, commercials, logos, and even movies all around the world.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that one of the most popular animals to see at any zoo is the penguin exhibit. But, when it comes to penguins, not all zoo’s are created equal. In fact, if you’re desperate to get a great look at penguins, we’ve got you covered. Read More

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure
1 year ago

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure

I used to think that you could only find California vineyards in the northern part of the state – such as Napa Valley and Sonoma. For those who aren’t originally from California, most would never assume there’d be a vineyard in Malibu. When we think if Malibu, the first things that come to mind are beach side mansions, but not vineyards. We can guarantee the very last thing, besides a vineyard, that anyone would expect to be in Malibu is a safari with animals such as a giraffe, bison and zebras – among many others! Well, let us enlighten you – there is a a vineyard AND a safari. That’s not the best part though. The best is that they both come as a packaged deal! A 2-for-1 –  The Malibu Wine Safari!

Malibu Vineyard

Photo by Dana Damato

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Drive Ohio Scenic Route 6
1 year ago

Drive Ohio Scenic Route 6

Route 6 winds through much of the northern portion of Ohio and a drive from its start to its end in the state will take you past a wide variety of attractions and scenery. Here are just a handful of the sights you’ll see along the way. Read More

Top 10 Iowa Attractions
2 years ago

Top 10 Iowa Attractions

If you’ve never been to the Hawkeye State, you may not be aware of the wide variety of things to see and do. From museums and entertainment to outdoor pursuits and historic landmarks, you’re in for a midwestern adventure to remember. Read More

Quick Guide to Chattanooga
2 years ago

Quick Guide to Chattanooga

If your travels lead you to the Volunteer State, be sure to set aside some time to explore beautiful Chattanooga. Set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the city features sweeping views and myriad family-friendly attractions.

Did you know the name “Chattanooga” comes from the Creek Indian word for “rock coming to a point”? As you plan your trip to this scenic city, we invite you to make it a point to visit DTN’s favorite Chattanooga attractions. Read More

Quick Guide to Colorado Springs
2 years ago

Quick Guide to Colorado Springs

The second-largest city in the state, Colorado Springs has a little bit of everything: outdoor activities, arts and culture, and a strong military presence thanks to the nearby Air Force Base. You could spend weeks here and not run out of things to do, but here’s a selection of some of the top picks. Read More

Quick Guide to Baton Rouge
2 years ago

Quick Guide to Baton Rouge

Way down in the heart of the Louisiana is the well-known southern city of Baton Rouge. Also known as Louisiana’s fastest growing and capital city, Baton Rouge is rich with culture and plenty of things to do for both locals and visitors. Whether you’re a foodie on the hunt for good southern cooking, or you’re an avid LSU Tigers fan, Baton Rouge is a town where everyone can find something they will fall in love with. Take a look at some great things to do while in town.

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