Lincoln Park Zoo is a small municipal zoo located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The zoo has just under 200 animals, including black bear, bald eagle, cougar, lynx and others. It is situated along the Little Manitowoc River and provides a deck for viewing ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, and many other birds that gather along the river.ExhibitsBig Red BarnThe Lincoln Park Zoo's Big Red Barn was built in 2000 with the support of the Manitowoc County Farm Bureau and Manitowoc County Dairy Promotions. The barn is located on the north end of the zoo. The Big Red Barn is home to a variety of young farm animals, on loan from local farmers. Chickens, goats, lop-eared rabbits, pigs and turkeys are housed at the Big Red Barn.Education CenterThe Zoo's Education Center is located on the second floor of the Education and Animal Care Building and is home to Wisconsin native reptiles, insects, amphibians, fish and birds.AnimalsAsiatic black bearBald eagleBisonCougarDucksGreat horned owlGeeseGrey wolfPheasants and quailsPigeonsPrairie dogsRed-tailed hawkSandhill craneSnow leopardTurkey vultureWhite-tailed deerIncidents In 1994 a timber wolf attacked a child and ripped off his right arm, prompting other Wisconsin zoos to review their own safety. In 2007, two cougars were released from their cages at the zoo by unknown vandals. In 2010, a woman had two fingers bitten off after she ignored barriers to try to feed an Asiatic black bear.Use our Manitowoc tourist route planner to visit Lincoln Park Zoo on your trip to Manitowoc, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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The zoo is well laid out and there is much to see here. For adults, maybe not. I have seen most of these animals in the wild. more »
Great Zoo, the family loved it. Good place to spend to afternoon with the family. We come here every year. more »
I love taking my daughter to this zoo. It does need a little more to it though. The barn with animals is pretty cool. A few playgrounds around the zoo makes it a great stop. I seen a few grills that t... more »
Great zoo! Sign says they close at 3 :00 winter hours but sometimes close earlier than that. So if you go. Go before 2:00.
Very nice smaller zoo. Perfect size for younger kids with a decent amount of interesting exhibits and animals. The staff I encountered were all friendly.
Very nice free park. Love taking the kids there. Lots of pokestops ;)
The Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo was such a sweet surprise! Searching for things to do in this town, the zoo is a MUST. From the bear to the tortoise, this free zoo is a great time and we were blown away by the amount and range of animals it contained for 1) being within the city and 2) BEING FREE! Again, would recommend to everyone and will definitely be visiting again soon 😊
Small zoo nestled in Lincoln Park has free admission (donations help keep the zoo operating). Zoo has a wide variety of animals including a petting barn and play area for kids. Concession stand is open in the summer months. Its a great place to take the kids to see the animals without having to drive to Green Bay or Milwaukee, and its a cheaper alternative too.
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