Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee

4.4
#1 of 14 in Parks in Milwaukee
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. Plan to visit Milwaukee County Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Milwaukee attractions using our Milwaukee travel route planner.
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Milwaukee County Zoo Reviews

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
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4.6
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  • It’s probably been 7 years since my wife & I had been here last & now we’ve got a couple young sons in tow. We had a great day at the zoo! First off, let’s talk Covid. Face masks are required...  more »
  • Animals should be in their abit, not caged. it is sad to see animals in such conditions. and I read that tigers are perfumed that is very cruel!  more »
  • I have been to many zoos and this one is quite nice. I like that much of it is set in the woods and is of a manageable size. The displays are all well done. Visiting in winter, of course, has some...  more »
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  • Fun place. Lots of new habitats under construction, so a bit challenging to maneuver. but doable. Lots of food and beverages. Informative about the animals, their habitat and endangered status. Nice that parking and entrance fee is all in one as you drive into the large parking area. Offers several fun specialty activities in the evening, like the Harry Potter birthday party, boo at the zoo, food tasting, camping. Great place!
  • I always love going to the zoo. The Milwaukee County zoo was the first in the nation to try to exhibit the animals in their natural habitats. There is lots of green space, and while it is definitely a favorite outing for families and school field trips, it's not just for kids. As an adult with no children, I love walking the grounds, seeing the animals, and reading the fun facts boards. The train is always a must for me to ride, and yes, adults do fit inside the cars. The zoo is a fun place to go no matter what your age.
  • This place is so much fun to go with the family! The staff is very helpful and generous when it came to me asking for some info. Very friendly positive employees walking around telling me how’s it going so far. As far as cleanliness, a big thumbs up! The restrooms were clean to use and stocked
  • We have been Zoo members and donors for years and enjoy regular visits to the Zoo as well as special events and zoo classes/camps. We have a family + 1 guest Zoo Pass with parking. You just present your Zoo Pass and ID at the gate, no ID is required for your spouse, guest or kids. They also allow a nanny/babysitter to use your Zoo Pass with a note and their ID. There are several entrances to choose from with ample parking and ample handicap parking. The Zoo overall is typically clean. Food pricing is average and there are two gift shops plus kiosks throughout the zoo with MANY items to choose from in all price ranges. There are additional shows/activities you can do throughout the zoo for free or a small additional fee (everything has child/senior pricing-prices are listed on their website). There is a train you can ride around the parameter of the zoo. There is a tram you can take through the zoo with a guided tour. There is a sea lion show, bird show, Kohl’s theater, special summer exhibit, carousel, zip line, sky tram, panning, ropes course, face painting, temporary tattoos, pony rides, goat feeding, and MORE! There is so much to do that it would take over a week of visiting to do/see it all and you get your money’s worth on your second or third visit with a Zoo Pass (depends on your level and number of visitors). My three kids have also been attending the summer camps for years and look forward to them each year. We have also taken some family classes which we enjoyed. My sons have also attended Scouting the Zoo for years where they get to camp out in the zoo and they love it. Besides all that, our Zoo Society is always doing great work that you can learn about at the zoo.
  • Good price but there were a lot of closed or empty animal exhibits outside. However, we loved the indoor exhibits with the fish and reptiles! The lions and the tiger exhibits were awesome too. They were active and made for great entertainment. Definitely worth going to because you can see the animals up close.

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