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Cosley Zoo

1356 North Gary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-5534
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Wheaton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Lombard, Illinois
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183 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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