Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee

4.4
#1 of 19 in Outdoors 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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  • Our family likes county zoo, we’ve had the zoo pass for the past 10 years with parking, it’s always nice to stop by for a few hours and not feel like you have to walk through the whole zoo. With the z...  more »
  • This was a nice zoo. A bit expensive to get in and park. It was over $100 to attend and park. And the waters were $11 for 2 gatorades and a water. Had fun on the chair lift. That was reasonable $3 per...  more »
  • We LOVED this zoo! It participates in reciprocity with our home zoo, large spaces for each animal and a unique design. We missed the elephants but can't wait to see their new home next time!  more »
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  • Great place to visit for kids ages 1-99. 😀 My family loves the Milwaukee Metro Zoo. Little kids really enjoy the animals, especially animals in the exhibits that they can touch and/or feed. Example: the goats, giraffes, the little manta ray, the huge fish tanks, the dinosaur exhibit, etc... Older kids tend to enjoy the primates, the birds, felines, and the rides. There are several rides. There is the train, the high lift chairs, the tour vehicle, and the carrousel. For the rest the zoo is a great place to walk, enjoy nature, and have great conversations and food. Great place to go on a fun date. In the evening the zoo can be a romantic place. The annual membership is worth every penny, especially if you plan on going more than one time or if you have many kids. If you cannot afford a membership, the zoo has free admission days posted on their website. These free days are sponsor by businesses. Go to the zoo check it out, and if you enjoyed you can visit their offices and put the price you pay for admission towards the cost of an annual membership during your visit.
  • The family zoo pass that the Milwaukee County Zoo has offered for more than a decade now, is still the greatest investment a young family can make in their children's entertainment and education. Go as often as you like, especially convenient for families with infants or toddlers, and bring a picnic lunch to make the trip even more affordable. The more you go, the more you save per trip, and Milwaukee county residents have always benefited from special discounts. Who doesn't love a trip to the zoo, especially one if the top rated parks in the entire country.
  • My kids love this zoo! I highly recommend visiting here. Also recommend paying for parking... It's $12 but then you don't have to cross any busy streets to get to the zoo. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Have a question?... Just ask! They are more than happy to help!
  • Awesome fun! I lived in the Milwaukee area until the age of 12 and remember coming here often. It is a good sized zoo with legitimate large animal displays. Many giraffes, apes and monkeys, small mammals, fish and peacocks. They have large cats too, but they didn’t seem to be out today while we were there. The facilities have been updated very recently, including all dining accommodations, visitor center, and the internals of many of the displays. But, what my kids loved the most above everything else were the train rides. There is a 1/4 scale train line circumnavigating the majority of the zoo. Each train car is large enough to adequately accommodate an average sized adult, in addition to three kids (I only have two though). We rode the train 3 times today and the kids loved it.
  • I think the zoo is great. The zoo staff does a great job maintaining the grounds and their exhibits are great. I'm excited for the new larger elephant area. I think they are doing what they can to take advantage of the great grounds that the zoo is on. I'd recommend a membership as a good and cost effective way to go to the zoo frequently!
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