Best Indoor Zoo 

Desert Pet Center

Staff Pick

OK, so Desert Pet Center is technically a pet store, but there are so many animals inside, it might as well be a zoo. Located conveniently down the street a couple of miles east of the actual zoo, Desert Pet Center allows you closer access to the animals they have for sale, without the blistering heat. Stroll around the air-conditioned store, and you'll see turtles, more fish than the larger corporate pet stores, lizards, frogs, snakes, dogs, a whole room full of chattering birds, a pond with a big mama of a koi (who is not for sale) and a meowing bird named Birdo. Yes, that's right. He meows. Oh, and you should probably remember to stock up on dog food while you're there.
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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