There is a small zoo at the Scipio exit along I-15 in Millard County. We’ve stopped before, and it is fun to see the animals that they have (and take a potty break). One of the main reasons we like to stop at the Scipio Petting Zoo is that it is in the middle of the drive to St. George from the Wasatch Front and allows you to spend a few minutes outside the car.
Don’t plan to spend too much time at the Scipio Zoo. It is only a 15-30 minute stop, but they have some animals that our boys like. We saw a few fallow deer, sometimes called red deer. There were also donkeys and llamas. Some chickens, geese, peacocks and ducks shared an enclosure. There was even a matched pair of emus that were our boys favorite. The highlight of the zoo is probably the camel. It is named Wednesday, because Wednesday is often referred to as “hump day.” We’ve also heard there is a zebra, but he wasn’t out when we were there.
The Scipio Petting Zoo is located on the east side of the 1-15 at exit 188 at the Eagle’s Landing Rest Stop at the Travel J. The Scipio zoo is open for business in the summer. It is FREE to enter and pet the animals! It is also FREE to walk around the outside and look if it’s not open when you stop! 🙂