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Milwaukee County Zoo

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Address: 10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
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+1 414-256-5412
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

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way more animals then chicago zoo's. animals actually wake and doing stuff. Not looking so bummed. I love the food. prices werent outrageous. Staff was realy nice.. sucks you have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
nastassja b

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

way more animals then chicago zoo's. animals actually wake and doing stuff. Not looking so bummed. I love the food. prices werent outrageous. Staff was realy nice.. sucks you have to pay for parking and to get in the zoo. lots of stuff to do. big zoo. .

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our Milwaukee County Zoo is rated one of the best , and one stop and you'll see why. From the easy access off the expressway, to the parking lot, to the main gate, you will be able to enjoy a great day. One of the secret hacks is to park way down in the lot away from the lines and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great exhibits. Nicely kept grounds; buildings and exhibits are continually updated. They are accredited and very responsive with the welfare of the animals in mind. Rides and attractions for the little kids as well.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite zoos in North America. The flow and layout is great. The kids love seeing the penguins right up front (although the smell is a killer, haha). We always make sure to see the black bears, polar bear, and grizzly bears. A special treat this year was the bat feeding. It was very informative, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of five visited the zoo over Christmas break. The week between Christmas and New Year's was free - which made for the perfect family excursion. I have visited the zoo many times over the years and find it to be well maintained and enjoyable to visit. This was the first time visiting in the cold, which obviously is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is a gem! The exhibits are so natural, the flow of the zoo is classic. Lots of enrichment activities for young and old, take a ride on the zoo train, the carousel, the zoomobile, catch a sea lion show, a pony ride or even a camel ride!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled here with my SO after Christmas, we had been meaning to check out the zoo for a couple years now. It was fantastic! It was also a free day during the holidays which was a nice bonus. It was a cold day and some of the animals were off exhibit because of that fact but the animals that were... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Milwaukee Zoo....one of the best in the country. Lots of animals, informative, well laid out. Highly recommend.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this zoo for 50 years, and it is spectacular! First as a kid myself, next with my kids, and now with my grandkids, and it never fails to hit the mark as a first-class outing! The exhibits and settings are creative, humane, and well maintained. Walkways are wide, level for the most part, and spotless.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Between Christmas and New Years Day the Milwaukee County Zoo is free to the public, even those of us who don't live in Milwaukee County. We had the boons of unseasonably warm weather, and baby tigers. It was good to see so many people and so many animals outdoors enjoying the sun. The animals who ventured outside were particularly active,... More 

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