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Ochsner Zoo

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903 Park St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1927
+1 608-355-2767
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Free gem

Despite being small, they have a good group of animals. The prairie dog colony is worth it all by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portage, Wisconsin
This is a small zoo operated by the city and it is free!

This is a lovely little zoo. You can pet the turtle and feed the deer and other animals. The... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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“prairie dogs” (18 reviews)
“otter exhibit” (5 reviews)
903 Park St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1927
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being small, they have a good group of animals. The prairie dog colony is worth it all by themselves. We saw one so fat he almost rolled. It is well maintained and in a lovely setting.

Thank oldclassic187
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a lovely little zoo. You can pet the turtle and feed the deer and other animals. The chicken roam free. It is a peaceful place. Be sure to bring the kids or the kid in you.

Thank EdithSie
Reviewed 27 September 2017

How many small towns have a free zoo!!! It is very nice!! Snowy owls, a bear, and prairie dogs. Could watch them for a long time!! A great zoo and the price is sooooo right!! Many other animals too!! Highly recommend this site especially if...More

Thank rex m
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We live about an hour away and stop whenever we can at this hidden jewel in Baraboo. It's perfect for families with small kids. The zoo lends itself to toddler legs. There is a park nearby and Baraboo is a great town to spend an...More

1  Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A free zoo in a small town that already has a number of tourist attractions is asking to be skipped, but I'm glad we didn't. They had a number of animals I would not have expected to see in a zoo this small, including bears,...More

Thank brian f
Tori S, General Manager at Ochsner Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

We're glad you enjoyed the zoo. Thanks for visiting and please stop back again!

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Baraboo is a small town and I would not have expected any zoo at all. This one has around 15 exhibits, mostly farm or forest animals and birds but they did have two wolves, a lynx, two bears and three monkeys. They are starting an...More

Thank Lacey C
Tori S, Manager at Ochsner Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

I'm sorry if you misunderstood the tortoise enclosure. Clover is normally in the large llama exhibit and the small area is for her to b placed in to enjoy the grass and the visitors. As tortoise are not particularly active, that area is appropriate for...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

I grew up coming to this zoo/park. My kids grew up coming to the zoo/park. This is one of many of Baraboo's cultural treasures. The Friends group has done a great job of updating the exhibits and with the upcoming otter exhibit well on its...More

Thank slsteward
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Nice zoo to visit. It has a nice small collection of North American animals. It is a small zoo so you can see it in less than an hour. It is compact but the exhibits' are decent and the animals look good. We make a...More

Thank southbison
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A small but lovely zoo, perfect for children and adults alike. There are a variety of animals to view and the size of the zoo makes it manageable. A special place.

Thank Randy G
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

New this year are snowy owls, barred owls, and work has started on a new River otter exhibit. Certainly 5 stars due to being free...but even nicer than some places you pay for, so don't expect the San Diego Zoo, but expect to enjoy 45...More

Thank izzybeerc
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Elizabeth C
22 September 2017|
Response from Tori S | Property representative |
Yes, winter hours begin at the e d of October. 8:30-3 everyday even holidays.
francine k
25 July 2017|
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Response from slsteward | Reviewed this property |
You can feed the goats and there are free range chickens but no ddicated petting zoo.
Linda B
19 September 2015|
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Response from Scott W | Reviewed this property |
Open Mon through Friday 7.00 am till 10 pm. Sat 9 am till 12 pm. Closed Sun.