The Santa Barbara zoo is a lot of fun for the family. There are a lot of animals at the zoo, especially since it is a zoo in a relatively small community. The thing that the kids love the most is that there is a little train that the kids and parents can take that goes around the zoo and shows you the animals. The train is always the big hit. Another thing that is good about this zoo is that it is so beautifully landscaped and there is a really beautiful little area designated for having a picnic. The only reason that I did not give the Santa Barbara Zoo 5 stars is because of the parking. They do not tell you that you have to pay for parking, so you park in the parking lot and then when you buy your tickets, they tag on a parking fee.