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Cosley Zoo

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Address: 1356 North Gary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone Number: (630) 665-5534
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Bring your camera!

When you're looking for fun animal adventures with your family but want to avoid the teeming throngs at Lincoln Park and Brookfield, head over to Cosley. My kids love the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Sandra C
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

When you're looking for fun animal adventures with your family but want to avoid the teeming throngs at Lincoln Park and Brookfield, head over to Cosley. My kids love the hands-on interactive opportunities with the animals (which leads to some truly priceless photo-ops).

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A fun trip for my young ones. Cost is $5 for adults and free for children. It took about 30 minutes to tour the area. I would suggest that they add more animals.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My granddaughters and I have been going to Cosley Zoo for years. We go seasonally for the pumpkins, Christmas trees and in the spring to see newborn/hatched young ones. On weekends we can feed the geese at 10 am, we can pet the cows, horses, goats and sheep. We can see other farm and forest animals. We love the caboose... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Really accessible zoo. Small and all animals are close up. Super for young children, easy to walk through. We took five and seven year old family members and the visit was enjoyed by all of us. The goats are fun to pet.

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Chicago
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27 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I used to take my children to Cosley's when they were elementary level. Now, my children have children of their own and we-all return to Cosley's. Each year this small zoo gets better and better. Watch for special and/or seasonal events. All great fun! Free to Wheaton Park District residents (with ID) and all children under 17, there is a... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very nice zoo in the middle of Wheaton. Enjoyed all the lights they put up for Christmas. They also sell Christmas trees and they smelled so fresh. Always have a nice time when we visit Cosley Zoo.

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Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My toddler loves coming to this zoo. It is not very large and if you take your time, you can walk the entire zoo in less than 2 hours. I have never seen it too crowded either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a wonderful gift we have in Wheaton. A fun place where I can take my grandson and it's free to Wheaton residents. We have a great time every time we visit. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this wonderful experience possible.

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Park City, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went with my friend and I enjoyed the zoo and the different things and that they had to offer especially on a fall day.

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My young son and I found this adorable zoo while visiting the area. We had such a great time! The Zoo was decorated for fall which added to our experience. The staff were very friendly. A zoologist fed the pigs while we were there. She took the time to answer all of our questions and talked with us about the... More 

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