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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

#25 of 94 things to do in Duluth Features Animals
7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
+1 218-730-4500
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I am a Duluth native, and know some history of the zoo and how it has changed over the years. Many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anthony P
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Confusing layout

We have visited this zoo a few times. It is a good zoo for little children but not a must see for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jennifer K
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Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round recreational opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. This zoo features animals from around the world. You'll find Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, African Lions, Kangaroos, Lemurs, Tamarins, plus a variety of birds, reptiles, primates and barnyard animals. The Lake Superior Zoo is situated on 16 acres of rocky hills, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. Visit our website for information on our educational camps and programs, upcoming events and how you can host an event at the zoo. Open Daily All Year Long. June - September 9am - 5pm and October - May 10am - 4pm
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  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am a Duluth native, and know some history of the zoo and how it has changed over the years. Many people are now turned off to the zoo because of its size and limited animal variety, but given the event of the flood in...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited this zoo a few times. It is a good zoo for little children but not a must see for older children as it is small and laid out oddly.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice but small...no elephants or giraffes or great apes gorillas etc. but very nice for a small zoo . a good place to take childrenMore

Thank cubbieblue2013
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for making time to post a review! Our northern climate is a bit prohibitive for African animals, so we keep our focus on those species that thrive in colder regions of the world! Since winter is 11 months long here in Duluth,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the zoo because our motel offered a free zoo pass. Didn't really have many expectations but had a very fun time. This is a smaller zoo but had a wide variety of animals you could get very close to. The nocturnal exhibit...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice small zoo really trying to be something special. Lots of friendly help and nice exhibits. Worth a look.More

Thank NewlandViking
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your review. We value the comments we get from our visitors! Our mission is 'to provide close-up animal experiences which inspire connections to wildlife and action toward conservation in our region and around the world'. This drives everything that we do,...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

As the saying goes, it is what it is! It's a smaller zoo. I enjoyed it and felt it was just the right size to walk around on a warm summer day. It's worth the money and the animals and exibits change from time to...More

Thank Bill S
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We love to hear what our visitors like about their experience, and use the comments we get to be constantly improving. Our animal care staff is great at building new, and refreshing older, exhibits. This...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Worst zoo I've been too. If you like goose poop and crows it's perfect for you! Most of the exhibits had been closed. Reptile exhibit smelled of feces and we had to run out.More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, and for giving us the chance to follow up and clarify a couple things. The geese on our grounds are wild (and not necessarily invited guests!), and we do our best to address the poop issue daily! Adult Canada Geese poop...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went on a cold day, so many of the animals were not out. The Asian Caravan spot at the zoo had nothing, but yet there was no sign saying not to walk all the way there to see nothing. My kids liked the lion,...More

Thank mommyofkiddos
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the Primate Center! Our Asian Caravan animals are out every day - my guess is that they were lounging high in their exhibits. If they are ever off exhibit, there will be a sign put out explaining why....More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I remember coming here as a child when I lived in Duluth and was in love with it. It isn't what I remember, but it is still beautiful and nicely updated. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I still love coming tod the zoo.More

Thank Christina H
Corey L, General Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review Christina. The zoo has gone through a lot of changes over the years and we are just starting some new plans to create some new and exciting exhibits. The landscape at the zoo is truly unique and beautiful and our staff...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

You definitely want to add the Lake Superior Zoo to your list of sites to see in Duluth. My kids ask to go there frequently and it's a nice relaxing atmosphere with well educated staff to talk about the animals. We love to visit the...More

Thank Tracy L
Corey L, General Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for the Lake Superior Zoo. We really strive hard to make it a great atmosphere for everyone. This time of year is especially lovely with Kingsbury Creek roaring and the animals excited to enjoy the warm...More

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Rajaaram P
Is it open now
21 December 2015|
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Response from Corey L | Property representative |
Sorry about the late reply to this question. The zoo is open from 10-4 on Th-M during the winter months. From May 1 - October 31 we are open 10-5, every day of the week. Also, we will be open later into the evenings on... More
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