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Racine Zoo

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2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
+1 262-636-9189
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One of Everything!

Years ago, the Racine zoo was one one of the last five remaining free zoos in the country. Today... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scott C
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would not go back

There was not much to see for the price you pay to get in. everything is far in between and it was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kelly H
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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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Nestled on the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Racine Zoo is home to some of the world's most remarkable and endangered wildlife. Enjoy our many interactive exhibits and animal encounters including Walkabout Creek, Barnyard Safari, Norco Aviary, and our Giraffe Encounter where you get to feed our two Masai giraffes. It's easy to immerse yourself in our wild place. Open every day of the year.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“small children” (15 reviews)
“lake michigan” (30 reviews)
“perfect size” (7 reviews)
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2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Years ago, the Racine zoo was one one of the last five remaining free zoos in the country. Today they charge a small charge, but a zoo right on Lake Michigan. Pretty cool! Not only do you get a day of fun with an amazing...More

Thank Scott C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There was not much to see for the price you pay to get in. everything is far in between and it was not clean when my family went. family area was small for the kids and filthy. People who work there were not friendly at...More

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Fun to walk around with ur family, but not a lot of animals to look at like other zoos. Nice employees and nice gift shop.

Thank Autumn B
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The Racine Zoo is a venue one can do in a reasonable amount of time. Perfectly located on beautiful Lake Michigan adjacent to the Zoo Beach and close to the north Beach Oasis. The landscapes are very nice here and there's plenty of parking nearby....More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Excellent zoo on shore of Lake Michigan. Christmas lights are very beautiful. Excellent animal exhibits.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Love this zoo! Very clean and well kept up! The exhibits are set up so you can be quite close to the animals! Highly recommend getting a seasons pass and coming often if you have kids or just need a fun place to wonder and...More

Thank Tarah H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Located in nice area overlooking Lake Michigan. My niece always enjoyed feeding the giraffes. The children's train is a treat. Nice souvenir shop. You can visit the entire zoo, inside and out, in about 2 hours. I have been visiting the zoo for 50years. Enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was the first time I'd been to the Racine Zoo. My wife and I went on a Friday at 3:30. I would've liked another hour, but we saw everything before close. It felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Both of the...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The zoo is quite nice and the staff is very friendly. The animals seem to be in good condition and happy. We loved visiting this little zoo.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Visited during a family trip, saw the whole thing in about two hours. Worth it! I especially enjoyed the Walkabout area where there are critters from where you would expect. They are in very minimal enclosures with only rope barriers and so easy to see!

Thank Brian K
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