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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  • For a fresh Zoo experience visit the Milwaukee Zoo in the winter - see the tiger sitting out enjoying the snow, the snow leopards playing in the snow. Sadly not everyone came out to play but overall a...  more »
  • Great place for the family. My kids love the food and all the animals. It's a very clean place and the employees are very polite.  more »
  • Just love the smell of the zoo! No, NOT THAT! just a smell you always remember. I'll be a 100 years old and still have to ride the train. Miss monkey island from when I was a kid though. And throwing ...  more »
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  • The best zoo in the state, bar none. Beautiful exhibits, wide variety of animals, and even a chairlift. This zoo is one of the highlights Milwaukee has to offer. Don't skip it. Try going on a slow day (Tuesday or Wednesday) to avoid the crowds. Restrooms can be hard to find in some areas. They are building a second entrance and a new elephant exhibit, developments to definitely watch.
  • Always a good time. Get to the cats around 2 pm. They get fed @ 230 and the tigers start playing a bit before that. Free admission between Xmas and new years day. The polar bear is awesome in winter and the lions have a heated outdoor rock. The elephants gorgeous.
  • Our family always enjoys our trips to the zoo. We have had a zoo pass for several years now, which is a treat because we never have to feel rushed to see everything when we go. It is relaxed and we just pick some things to see each time, and we always make a stop at the playground! If you've never gone during the cooler months, you must visit! It is less busy with people, and some of the animals are more active when it's cool outside. There are also many buildings, so lots of places to warm up. Pack a lunch and save cash, and bring a stroller if you have little ones, it is a big place!
  • One of my top 3 favorite zoo's in the country I've traveled a lot lived a lot of places, they have a lot of knowledgeable staff at many of the animal enclosures its well organised the layout makes it a pleasant walk. Its well landscaped, i like going in the spring/summer/fall seasons just for the nature walk you experience between animals. They also have a lot of stuff for kids i can't speak on that because i don't have any myself but i do know they have Interactive stuff and a few rides, a few shows. I highly recommend visiting this zoo if you like zoos and you're hear. I would drive probably up to a hundred miles to visit. Its worth the experience.
  • We love coming to the zoo. The kids always have a fun and meaningful experience. There are many really nice exhibits. There is so much we can learn from animals and a visit to the zoo gives us the opportunity to wonder and discover!

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