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Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee

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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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  • The parking was a nightmare as they opened for the day, and the kid working in Dragon land lied about whether or not some of the items there would be available at another gift shop upon exiting so we....  more
    The parking was a nightmare as they opened for the day, and the kid working in Dragon land lied about whether or not some of the items there would be available at another gift shop upon exiting so we....  more »
  • My favorite part of this Zoo is how close you can get to the elephants and the Giraffes. i can hardly wait to take my grandchildren to this zoo. 
    My favorite part of this Zoo is how close you can get to the elephants and the Giraffes. i can hardly wait to take my grandchildren to this zoo.  more »
  • I love zoos and this one did not disappoint. My highlight was the little badger that darted in and out of his den. Who goes to Wisconsin without seeing a badger? 
    I love zoos and this one did not disappoint. My highlight was the little badger that darted in and out of his den. Who goes to Wisconsin without seeing a badger?  more »
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  • Great place for a day with little ones. We planned to get there just as they opened so there was a bit of a line to get into parking, but not bad at all. It's big enough that the exhibits are good but small enough that we were able to get through it in about a half day. My 2 yr old grandson loved it! Tips for little ones, bring quarters for feeding the goats, the $5 to feed the giraffe was a hit, and definitely bring a stroller. You're able to bring in drinks and snacks, just no glass or alcohol, which is handy with kids.
  • Love this zoo. Love all the animals. Staff really cares about animals and zoo. We have the membership. Nice to go each weekend even if it's just for an hour to walk outside during the warm months especially. Doing a really good job with health and safety. So happy to see the animals we haven't seen in such a long time.
  • I love this place. The zoo pass is worth it if you will go often. I love seeing all the animals and they look well taken care of. The ice cream is really good there. The staff is friendly. Super easy to spend hours without realizing because it’s a great place to spend a day. I always look forward coming here and I will never get bored of this zoo. You should definitely go when you have a free day.
  • Very fun zoo. Lots of exhibits and plenty of room to walk and run. Everyone followed mask rules and my group felt very comfortable being there, inside and outside. We ate at the flamingo cafe and I think prices were fair considering it's good inside a zoo. The food was also pretty good, although the turkey avocado wrap didn't have any avocado. Oh well, no big deal! Will definitely go back!
  • Great place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, can spend a whole day looking at all the different animal areas. They often have places to buy food and drinks but not all the time. Don't assume you will be able to buy lunch there unless it's a weekend. Can get busy on the free days and nice weekend days. Fridays can be busy as well but not that bad. It's so big that even when it is busy there is still lots of room to move around! Plan your visit soon!

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