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Cosley Zoo

1356 North Gary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-5534
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Wheaton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I actually grew up with Cosley and went here (and took all the summer classes) when it was Cosley Animal Farm. This was my first time back in 21 years (I didn't not visit by choice - we moved far away and I moved back to the midwest and was driving through the area with my family). Some parts are... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

In town, family friendly, get up close to the animals maybe even pet some of the livestock. Programs throughout the year.

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our grandchild had a blast running round and seeing the animals. Her mom did the same thing 25 years ago! It is larger now and very well-maintained. So glad we dropped by for a visit and nostalgia!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a small zoo that you can bring your kids to for a couple of hours. We live in Wheaton, so it is free for us to get in and we come here regularly.

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I took my 6, 3, & 2 year old Granddaughters here, & unfortunately they had more fun playing in the sandbox than they did seeing the animals. This so-called zoo is more like a glorified farm, the largest animal they had was a pair of bobcats. Even though kids are free, it still cost us $14 for 3 adults, &... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place was small but as someone else mentioned good for small kids who won't last all day. It was actually free for us as we are Wheaton residents. My daughter had a blast.

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A fun place for small kids who won't last a day at a big zoo. Easy parking, somewhat reasonable admission, and many farm and native wild animals. Nice habitats. Good place for kids to learn about animals in close, neighborhood setting.

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Chicago
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

To me it is all the counts that my 2 year old granddaughter enjoyed this small zoo. I'm not a big fan of zoo's and prefer to see animals in the wild but this place is clean and the animals have decent enclosures. The bobcats are nice and close up and was her favorite. Deer, sheep, horses, ducks and much... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I think this zoo will be perfect for young children! It's a small zoo with mostly farm animals such as pigs, ducks, and horses. I don't think it's very interesting for older kids or adults.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

the animals are so friendly there. feeding the ducks is so fun. really clean and pleasant. a relaxing day to hang out with animals

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