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Emerson Zooline Railroad

ALL ABOARD! The Emerson Zooline Railroad offers a 20-minute narrated tour weaving through tunnels and past favorite animal exhibits on a 1½-mile round trip. One of the Zoo's most popular attractions, the Zooline Railroad has transported more than 39 million visitors since 1963. The railroad operates year-round, weather permitting.

The Zooline Railroad is ADA accessible. Passengers in wheelchairs have a large area on the train car, with fold down seats for companions. The Zoo has also added ramps with lower slopes.


  • Tickets are $7.95 and include all day on-off privileges. Tickets expire at end of day.
  • Children under age 2 are free. Purchase tickets at any of four stations for a tour of the Zoo. Save with an Adventure Pass!
  • You may leave the train, visit exhibits and re-board. Large personal items are permitted if riding in a seat with at least one passenger at all times.
  • Personal fold-up strollers and Zoo-rented strollers may not be taken on the train.
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