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Milwaukee County Zoo

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Address: 10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226-4384
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+1 414-256-5412
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

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Best deal in Milwaukee!

Great for the family! Great events throughout the year. The Zoo Pass is an excellent value, I highly recommend a visit!

Reviewed 2 days ago
Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a good zoo, but is in need of upkeep. Has a variety of animals and activities for kids. My best part was the reptile aquarium with the different types of freshwater and saltwater fish as well as reptiles and amphibians. My children loved the train ride, but wished the ride lasted a little longer. Overall, a good experience... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for the family! Great events throughout the year. The Zoo Pass is an excellent value, I highly recommend a visit!

Thank BretR44
Elwood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard many good things about this zoo. The gorilla area was awesome. The play area for the gorillas was very entertaining. There was an animal educator who was very friendly and answered any questions you had. It was quite nice to see an elephant at a zoo as well. There were quite a few giraffes. I have never seen... More 

Thank gillihan989
Kimberly, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to take the family. Lots to see. Go on a warmer day so all the animals are out and about to be sure you see everything.

Thank clamer1
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice zoo, exhibits are kind of small but the children really enjoyed it. This is our second time going to this zoo.

Thank Devon A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo for the size. A little overpriced in my opinion but the zoo has a lot to offer. It's be nice if they offered scavenger hints or something to maintain interest for some kids. Worth visiting if in town!!

Thank MamaLonVaca
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great destination to include on a visit to Milwaukee. Fun place for all, whether you're 2 or 92. Pack a lunch and sit at one of the many picnic tables or enjoy the zoo fare. The train is a must! Enjoy!

Thank Zubatown7
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have enjoyed visiting the MCZ for since I was little. You can spend an hour or all day there. The best time of year to go is when it's cooler and the animals are really active. The zoo knows it's high season and opens up so much more for the kiddos to do. It is always clean and well... More 

Thank missteacher029
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo really has everything to offer! We went on one of the first really nice days and so did everyone else. It was a bit crowded but that's good! Almost all of the animals were out and also enjoying the nice weather. So much to see. Leave plenty of time!!!

Thank Erica C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of four with a 13 yo and 17yo. Visited in April so all of the attractions were not open yet. Amazing Zoo clean, beautiful, the animals were just so well taken care of and my kids loved it. We especially liked the penguin exhibit we watched one of the caretakers taking notes on each penquin and feeding them. The... More 

Thank Kerry S

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