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Cosley Zoo

1356 North Gary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-5534
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Wheaton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Chicago
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Lombard, Illinois
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378 reviews 378 reviews
172 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I visited with my kids. They enjoyed it very much. They have some "wild" animals and some farm animals. It's not too crowded. A nice way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great for the children. And great learning experience !! Free to get in and wonderful place . Well kept and good programs through out the years .

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Moline, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It is clean, lots of shades. Love the trail (a single trail). It's oriented for children younger than, I will say, 7. My son is 5 and thinks it too short of a visit. It takes us 30 minutes to see it all. He got an ice cone and is happy. We still have time for another zoom and it... More

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Earlville, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is a nice little zoo with many different animals. The kids really loved it. Little gift shop was a hit.

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Chicago, IL
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Cosley Zoo is a small zoo with a nice property. No exotic animals and lots of birds. The zoo is open year round, and the admission price is reasonable. Children get free admission.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We enjoy this zoo. Only gives information about northern Illinois. Free to Wheaton residents, but a fee for all others. Many school groups attend.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've taken my grandkids several times. I don't know who enjoys it more, me or them! Farm animals and wild animals. It's a small park - just right for the little ones. They love climbing on the caboose. And a duck pond! What more could you ask for?

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