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Cosley Zoo

Address: 1356 North Gary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone Number: (630) 665-5534
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Wheaton
Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
36 attraction reviews
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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3 reviews 3 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 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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