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Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • We have visited the Zoo at night before but this year was really different and nice. The light displays were all over the Zoo instead of only a few areas. The Zoo has cute Halloween displays that were...  read more »
  • It's a nice place to meander around and see animals SOMETIMES. Food, beverages and souvenirs are drastically overpriced. The park is generally kept clean enough though. They do a great job with parkin...  read more »
  • We went in Oct and really enjoyed all the animals view...also they have a mini train, Carousel and many other activities which makes it a fun experience. 
  • 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.
  • A little disjointed, but a fun afternoon. My son and I have been to 4 zoos total around the US, and Milwaukee's is decent but not a must-see. We did 90℅ of the sites in a 3-hour pass. There were a lot of cool animals, but nothing on the scope of St Louis or Seattle. If you're sensitive to small pens and neurotic animals pacing senselessly, this is not the place for you. The Africa area had elephants, bongos, a hippo, and a number of other large beasts on what amounts to the space for maybe 2 small suburban land plots. I kind of had to walk away from a tiger who was just circling its pen, it was a little sad. A few of the animals are rescues, but when a hippo isn't one, and it has less space to swim than my kids at a city park, that triggers more pity in me than admiration. 3 stars on Google == "It's Okay", which accurately describes our visit.
  • The zoo is nice and fun for some people. Things are way overpriced . 25 bucks for a stuffed animal. I took my 7year old daughter and spent over 200 bucks . The food was not great . I think a school lunch has better food than the zoo. If you go , take your own snacks and drinks in a back pack and your time will be better than mine.
  • Really nice zoo, but overpriced. And once you pay admission you have to pay for parking and that's not all folks you have to pay separately for a sea lion show, train ride, carousel, etc. the food and drink prices are crazy so bring your own lunch. They have "authentic sea lion paintings" for $100+ simple stuffed toys are $20 each. The plastic mold o magic animal maker is really neat for $2 though. It's a fun time if you have hundreds of dollars to blow. In my opinion the Madison zoo isn't far off from this and it's free admission.
  • The prices are ridiculous! You pay for admission and overpriced parking then they charge you again when you are inside to see the bug exhibit, the train ride, and sea lion show. $38.00 for an animal puzzle you could buy on amazon for $5.00 or less. The food is worse than school lunch.The place is filthy and the staff is rude. Never again.
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