My family and I are originally from Arkansas and we loved going to the LIttle Rock Zoo. We had a membership, so parking was free and we received discounts inside the zoo as well. There are lots of animals to see like elephants, ant eaters, monkeys and more! One time while we were there, my little guy got to ride a camel! He still talks about that. If you go during the summer there is lots of shade to rest in, the temperatures in Arkansas can get hot and humid. The prices for things inside the zoo, such as eating, are very expensive...so be prepared to shell out some money. There is enough in this zoo to spend an entire day and not get bored. You won't want to miss it!
We went with our 2 year old and 1 year old during the Summer and the heat was killer! Our 2 year old did not seem bothered at all by the heat, but be sure to bring lots of water to drink. The animal exhibits and variety were very nice...all the basics that children love to see were there and then some. There is plenty of shade to rest in as well as vendors who are over-priced. We decided to splurge and eat at Cafe Africa (by the elephants) and it was great to be able to sit in an air conditioned room to cool off. The prices were terrible and the portions not very generous, but again, our children weren't worried about that part! Parking costs $2 for each vehicle belonging to anyone who isn't a member of the zoo. Overall, it made for good family memories!