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Things to Do with Kids, Sightseeing: Part of the Emerald Necklace, famous for the loop of green space that circles the city, is the Franklin Park Zoo. You can spend the day roaming the grounds of the zoo and checking out the many species housed within. Kids will love the open space, and modern playground, as much as they'll enjoy seeing what lives in the cages on site. One of the best Zoos around, the Franklin Park Zoo is worth seeing. Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acres packed with wildlife that has been in Boston's historic Franklin Park for one hundred years! Along with their usual animal exhibits, the Zoo often holds special events, celebrations, and wildlife exhibits.

Parks: This rapidly growing 72-acre zoo is full of a variety of different animals great and small. Special exhibits include Bongo Congo with bongo antelopes and ostriches. The African Tropical Forest contains over 50 types of animals wandering in a man-made "natural" habitat. The Australian Outback Trail allows visitors to mingle with kangaroos and emus. There is something for everyone in this land of exploration and fun.

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Local Expert Jessica Polizzotti Says:

Things to Do with Kids, Sightseeing: "The Franklin Park Zoo is a great place to visit, but it is THE attraction within its neighborhood., Before and after Zoo plans should take place elsewhere."

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Heralded as a top zoo to visit, the Franklin Park Zoo's spacious inner city grounds are filled with exotic animals.

Best for Sightseeing Because: The Franklin Park Zoo is one of the best in the area and offers a full day of family fun.

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