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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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Amazing zoo

Always a great time. My favorite is the small mammal house. Try to visit the aviary near feeding time as the action in the open air room is an experience when they are zooming... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went because it was a nice sunny day. Nice wooded grounds and good exhibits but many things closed for winter. Giraffes were the best. Camels and cats were cool. Inside the buildings you can see the animals up close.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a great time. My favorite is the small mammal house. Try to visit the aviary near feeding time as the action in the open air room is an experience when they are zooming past your head.

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Thank MKE_Andrew
Milwaukee
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the top zoos in the midwest. Great interaction with the animals up close. Fabulous indoor attractions as well. Also with a zoo pass there is behind the scenes visits various times of the year.

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Thank Clement L
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great family place to take the kids and grandkids. Prices may seem high to some, but think of what it cost for the upkeep! Love it there!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice zoo. Ive been to many and Milwaukee Zoo is one of the better one. The kids love it,my wife and I love it. Staff is great and very informative. Animals look well taken care of.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Milwaukee Zoo is a really nice zoo, especially if you have kids. They also have community free days as well for those who can't afford to pay regular admission but the crowds are out of this world large. Beware, however, going in the summer. The heat can be scorching as there isn't much shade in a lot of the... More 

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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here twice. Once in the Summer and once in the Fall. I would not recommend going in the Fall. Most exhibits were closed.

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Thank Luv2Travel42339
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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