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Potter Park Zoo, Lansing

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  • if you love animals as I do the zoo is perfect. It is a smaller zoo within normal range price. You do have to pay to park which I thinks was $3 or $5. They have pony and camel rides. There is a small ...  more »
  • This zoo is a nice size. It was very affordable and they had animals that I never seen at any zoo in IL. For example, they had a snow leopard and peacocks walking around so freely. I loved that this z...  more »
  • Unless things at the park have dramatically changed since I was last there - though the kids will love the petting zoo and other animal exhibits - as an Animal Rights inclined individual - I've mostly...  more »
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  • Great place to spend the day with your little ones! It's cheap, they get to learn about animals and have fun outdoors! My 2 1/2 yr old loves going to the zoo, she socializes with people and kids and really just enjoys the whole experience! Can't say enough good things about this place!
  • Had an awesome time at the zoo. The animals were out and active. Very clean and well maintained. Zoo staff was exceptionally helpful and polite. It's great place to go and enjoy the outdoors for a few hours. Pricing is very reasonable and if you have a membership to Detroit zoo then you get a discount here.
  • A good zoo for a small town. It looks like they really care for the animals. The donkeys are awesome :)
  • Im not a huge fan of going to the zoo in general but we won a membership at a raffle and this was our first visit. This is inside of a local park and you have to pay to park, it was $5 for out of county residents, not unreasonable. The zoo was not crowded on a Tuesday but it had rained that morning. Upon arrival the man in the ticket booth warned us that the mosquitoes were bad and they were really horrible. Be sure to take repellant if you go in the summer months. The zoo was nice overall. It's small, about a 4 mile walk to see everything. There are pony rides (2 ponies on this day) but they cost additional to ride them (I think it was $3 but it may have been $5). Also camel rides ($5) and a bungee jump ride that was $7. There is also a tiny train for little kids to ride. It doesn't have a track, just goes in a small oval. There is a snack bar in the middle of the zoo that had options for lunch, ice cream, slushes and other snacks. Most of the animals were lethargic but most of the viewing areas were close so you could see them. We did not see moose or otters, they were hiding. They have 3 eagles, otters, barnyard animals/hands on goat area, red pandas, camels, bongos, tigers. Lions, lemurs, rhinos, moose, and a reptile/bird/amphibian house. There were three or four exhibits being renovated or closed. There is a small gift shop plus another snack bar at the front entrance. Overall it was a nice walk, despite the mosquitoes. I wouldnt buy a membership since it's over an hour drive for us. I think it's a good zoo to take little kids because it's not as overwhelming as the bigger zoos and they basically have everything.
  • Potter park is a great little zoo. They have awesome staff, a petting zoo, and great exhibits for people of all ages. I've been coming here since I was a kid, now I'm bringing my son! Love this zoo!