MELBOURNE, Fla. -

Brevard Zoo has been ranked in the top 10 zoos in the United States by TripAdvisor.com.

According to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index, Brevard Zoo in Melbourne ranked No. 8 out of all zoos in the country.

TripAdvisor described the zoo as a "sanctuary in the sun showcasing several natural habitats, including 'Wild Florida.'" 

Admission costs $14.50 for adults (ages 12 and up), $13.50 for seniors, and $10.50 for children (ages 2 to 12). Children under 2 years old get in for free.

The top ranked zoo was Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb.

Other zoos on the list include:

  • St. Louis Zoo; St. Louis, Missouri
  • Cape May County Park & Zoo;  New Jersey
  • Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden;  Columbia, S.C.
  • Memphis Zoo in Tennessee; San Diego Zoo
  • Sedgwick County Zoo;  Wichita, Kan.
  • Brevard Zoo; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado
  • Audubon Zoo; New Orleans

You can check out pictures of the zoo by clicking here.