There are few better classic family activities than a trip to the zoo. Dickerson Park Zoo is on the smaller side, but admission is inexpensive and is a great way to spend a few hours. They have all the typical zoo animals: lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, etc., and sometimes kids can have closer encounters like meeting a tortoise, feeding fish, and petting goats and donkeys at the petting zoo. Don’t miss the Titus Express train ride around the pond. There is also a playground adjacent to the zoo.