There are those days when you roll out of bed with the smell of adventure filling the air. This sensation is especially true when Rooster and I have our two youngest granddaughters for the day. We wanted to go somewhere where the kids could experience something educational and exciting. We considered the Indianapolis Zoo, but the cost of admission is above our pay grade. Then, Rooster stumbled across the Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette, Indiana. The price of admission for the four of us is under ten dollars.
Our experience at the Columbian Park Zoo
The zoo had such a low admission price it made me nervous about what to expect. However, it surprised me with the wide range of animals and the modern, clean facility I discovered there.
We found Slide Art Our experience at the Columbian Park Zoo
A dangerous old metal slide became a work of art with the addition of a dinosaur and other toys.
The Wallaby Walkabout at the Columbian Park Zoo
The Laughing Kookaburra
The prairie dogs
Feeding the goats
The butterfly house
The totum pole
And finally, the gift shop
Wrapping up our adventure at the Columbian Park Zoo
Life has taken a sudden twist in the road for Rooster and me. COVID forced us into retirement a couple of years before we planned. Early retirement has brought us some unexpected pleasures. One of these treats is the opportunity to spend more time with our youngest grandchildren. They have the potential to become our favorite adventure partners. Columbian Park Zoo proved that sometimes great experiences come with a small price tag. By the time we climbed back into our Chevy Spark, the kids were tired but happy. They were excited about the animals they saw and the shaved ice they enjoyed before the trip home.
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