11 Great American Zoos (PHOTOS)

We spent a lot of time at the zoo as children. The smell of the animals (not in a bad way), the winding pathways, the sea lions...these memories permeate our childhoods.

All across America, zoos have popped up promising these memories and more to kids.

Here are our picks for the 11 zoos we most want to visit.

11 Great American Zoos