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“Christmas walk”
Review of Henry Vilas Zoo

Henry Vilas Zoo
Ranked #10 of 109 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Truly a wild place to hang out, this free zoo, located inside Vilas Park, features animals from around the world including African lions, South American alpacas and tortoises from the Galapagos Islands.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A fun night with friends. They put on another spectacular Christmas light walk. They did a great job with the animal depictions.

Thank Lynn T
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I love going to HVZ in the summer. For it being free, it really has a lot going for it. I love the variety of animals and they have a lot of neat programs that help animals and share them with visitors.

Thank Rhonda H
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This zoo is free. As a free zoo I have ZERO complaints. But I will share what I saw. The size is above what I expected. A sprawling campus. There are some brand new nearly state of the art enclosures and buildings. There are MANY empty or terribly rundown areas. It was night and day between some areas. I would not seek this zoo out. But if you have time to kill.....

2  Thank modlifer
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

If you are someone who truly cares about animals, skip this place. The exotics do not have nearly enough room. I watched a large cat who was definitely traumatized, pacing. Yes it's free, but the animals are not the zoo's priority. It's all about raising money. There are plenty of other Madison attractions to see.

1  Thank pauleau
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This zoo is small but was really cool. It is well kept up and a good size for smaller kids who can’t walk around for hours looking at things.

Thank TSmom2
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