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Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee

(4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Home to over 2,000 animals including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds from around the world, Milwaukee County Zoo will delight any wildlife lover. The zoo seeks to entertain as well as educate through a variety of special programs that allow you to get close to the animals and learn more about them. Catch your favorite animals during feeding, see elephants at bath time, or get up close to farm animals in the petting zoo. The Zoomobile takes you on a 25-minute guided tour of the zoo, or you can grab a seat on the sky safari for a bird’s-eye view. Bring your own food to avoid overpriced zoo fare. By using our Milwaukee tourist route planner, you can arrange your visit to Milwaukee County Zoo and other attractions in Milwaukee.
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  • This zoo is great ! Many animals to see and never seems to be too crowded :)! I really like the hippo exhibit!  more »
  • This is one of my family's favorite local places. The zoo has so many great animals and exhibits, the staff is always friendly, and the greenery (and fall colors) are a beautiful escape from the city....  more »
  • Love the zoo. Can be a bit pricey but the zoo pass is an awesome option. Animals seem to be well cared for and are often active. Other great features are the train ride, carousel, ropes course and you...  more »
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  • Milwaukee county zoo is a very popular tourist attraction. A definite must see if you are in the city. It offers a wide variety of animal exhibits and activities for children including a miniature train ride through the zoo and the carousel. Parking is very convenient, but lines and maybe long on busier days. If you go during the week (non peak times), you will be able to pay, park, and be in the zoo within about 10 minutes. If you plan on going to the zoo on a regular basis, I suggest getting a year-long pass with parking. You'll make it up twice over.
  • I LOVED visiting the zoo during the fall. The foliage is absolutely beautiful. The animals were quite lively as well which was nice. We only grabbed a hot chocolate (yummy!) so we didn't spend a lot on food. The staff was very friendly and eager to answer any questions or give some fun facts. Overall a great experience!
  • Such a wonderful place to bring a family. There are a diverse set of animals to observe. They are always updating the animal areas. It is also a treat to ride the miniature train at the end of the trip.
  • The Milwaukee County Zoo is so nice and big, which gives the guests of the zoo a wide variety of animals to look at as well as learn about. I feel it is not only educational but interactive as well. Everything from the petting zoo, to guest speakers, to pony rides, from the sea lion shows, to the carousel, and train rides, so on and so forth. There is so much to do at the zoo. I also love how on hot days, they'll have a misting sprinkler on and I also enjoy going by the dairy farm to get ice cream! I must say the children love the zoo as well!!! After a day at the Milwaukee County Zoo I can vouch that both parents and their children could use a nice rest after visiting 200 acres of zoo!
  • Had a great time with family here. Clean and nice grounds. Great selection of animals and a few I'd never heard of before. Loved the sea lion/seal show! Definitely worth the extra money. Will be going back.