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Potter Park Zoo

#2 of 68 things to do in Lansing Features Animals
1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
+1 517-483-4222
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Average zoo, but still go every year

Pros -Only $4/person if you live in Ingham county -Wonderful to walk around on warm summer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tiffany H
Lansing, Michigan
Great small town zoo

Great small town zoo. Coming from NYC I can't compare to our larger zoo but the initiate feel... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New York City, New York
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Visit more than 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered, including Black Rhinos, Siberian Tigers, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
+1 517-483-4222
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Pros -Only $4/person if you live in Ingham county -Wonderful to walk around on warm summer days -New moose attraction this year -Black spider monkeys are very active and fun to watch playing -Bird house is open to go inside and buy feeding sticks for...More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great small town zoo. Coming from NYC I can't compare to our larger zoo but the initiate feel, great hands on small animal area and train were highlights.

Thank 662michaels123
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've visited Potter Park Zoo many times over the years, as my in-laws live in Lansing. Potter Park puts on a great Halloween event and Christmas light display. The Halloween event is nicely decorated and has a mini Haunted Tunnel. Very cool. Although the Xmas...More

Thank Bemfactor7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Potter's park zoo may be small compared to big city zoos but it is inexpensive and easy to do in an afternoon. Great for small children who get tired easily.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys loved this place, it had many animals for them to enjoy but was not too big that they complained of walking too much.

Thank Danielle Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to a zoo in a long time and this zoo had everything. It took us 2 hours to walk around and see everything. The animals looked well and clean. Everywhere you looked the peacocks were walking around. It was really neat. They...More

Thank 16Amstel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Binder Park in battle creek is larger. But the zoo is clean and well organized. More Cats than I expected and I loved that. they came up to the window so you could see them better. LOVED the bird encounter. you go inside of the...More

Thank Tiggertoyoutoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The high point of the zoo is the recently added moose exhibit. It is a large, scenic enclosure; unfortunately, the moose tends to stay in his barn when the temperature is above 60-70^F, so we didn't get a good look. The black rhinos were also...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Various animals with better than nice enclosures. Places to sit and rest as you wander around the paved and nicely shaded park. Clean restrooms and snack area. I've been to bigger parks with less animals for the same price.

Thank Bluejsong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nicely designed smaller zoo with a wide variety of exotic, rare, and more common animals, birds & reptiles. Very pleasant layout with many paths and natural-like habitat enclosures, plus indoor exhibits. Unexpected in this area was a large lake exhibit with a Moose...More

Thank RetiredAFColonel
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Heather S
3 July 2017|
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Response from rlegal78 | Reviewed this property |
Resident Adult $6.00 Non-Resident Adult $11.00 Resident Senior (60+) $5.00 Non-Resident Senior $10.00 Children (Ages 3-12) $4.00 Children under 3 FREE
29 December 2016|
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Response from SuperMolly02 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I'm not sure. I've never been there in the winter.
11 April 2016|
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Response from Ronald E | Reviewed this property |
The Zoo is open year round, and most of the animals can be seen, either in their inside compounds or outside in large containment areas that are designed to look natural. With the weather turning mild this week, I would... More