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Cougar Mountain Zoo

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Address: 19525 Southeast 54th St, Issaquah, WA 98027
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+1 425-392-6278
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09:30 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 09:30 - 17:00

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Endangered animals in a more kind setting

This zoo is expensive, and unlike the public zoo, so be prepared for that. The animals are endangered and the tigers are very rare and very expensive to maintain. They are fed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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Foresthill, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice small neighborhood place. Amazing birds and lots of them. We enjoyed the parrot .The kids would say hi and the parrot responded with the amazing whistle. We have an 1yr old and 6,8 years old they really had a great time. Also very nice stroll for seniors:). Very very clean lots of food to feed some of the animals.... More 

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Thank tulanesh
Bellevue, Washington
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I love taking my preschool class here because everyone pays their own way. I'd love to have a birthday party here but it's so expensive for such a small zoo.

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Seattle
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This zoo is expensive, and unlike the public zoo, so be prepared for that. The animals are endangered and the tigers are very rare and very expensive to maintain. They are fed the best food and have a lovely habitat. The whole zoo is very different, quite small actually, and pricey. That said, it is peaceful and has a beatiful... More 

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Thank SeattleTravelmomm
SeaTac, Washington
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Loved this place even with the very cold temperature there were animals outside and friendly people! be sure to check the days and hours they are open. Where else can you see a White tiger and emus? Reindeer and Alpacas? Parrots and Cranes? The Cougars are beautiful. Well worth it to go...just a few minutes outside of Seattle and very... More 

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Thank SeatacW
Bellevue
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love treating my grandchildren to Cougar Mountain Zoo. It's perfect with children because it's small, walkable, interesting, educational, and you don't have to commit to an entire day for them to experience wildlife. The employees are available to answer questions and direct attention to special events taking place on the grounds.

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Issaquah, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This zoo is perfect for little kids, but it's fun for older ones too. It's one of your favorite places to visit in Issaquah. My daughter loves the macaw and the sculptures are great!

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Thank Giseli-issaquah
New York
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is one of our favorite places to visit when we come to the area to see our grandchildren. The zoo is small enough for the young ones to navigate and offers interesting exhibits. You can see just about everything in a 2 hour visit.

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Thank DKJNewYork
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A small zoo, very enjoyable and low key. So much easier to actually see animals up close than big zoos.

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Thank firsttimer60
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Glad we went, once is plenty, kids enjoyed bird show very much .... Habitat was not very natural but sculptures were great !

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Thank Merilee G
Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This zoo is different from any other that I've been to. It is small and there is a good feeling about it. The staff is so informed and are stationed around the zoo to educate guests about the animals. I wouldn't plan to spend more than an hour or so there, but it is enjoyable. I particularly loved the birds... More 

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