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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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A great place to take the little ones!

I love this Zoo! Not huge but just the right size for taking little ones. Great spot to spend a few hours and have a picnic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I love this Zoo! Not huge but just the right size for taking little ones. Great spot to spend a few hours and have a picnic.

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Byrnes Mill, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Could have had a few more attractions, but nice small look at animals. We kind of arrived late and missed most of the feedings, but my son enjoyed feeding the ducks for $1

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Bartlett, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I took my 6 and 2 year old Grandchildren. They both enjoyed feeding the ducks. The food costs $1.00 for a small cup, but the kids had a blast. The ducks even ate right out of their cups. They also fed the chickens, again $1.00 per cup for the food. The chickens were not hungry, so the kids were disappointed.... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

July 24, 2015. We finally got back to the Chicago land area and went back to the Cosley Zoo! We have visited here many times and each time is a joy! It is loaded with farm animals and animals native to Illinois...no giraffes, no elephants, just plain old animals we are used to seeing! My daughter loves feeding the ducks,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

For the younger children because it does not take much time to visit the zoo. Nice relaxed pace, adorable animals and shade! Small gift shop and a wonderful caboose! There are many seasonal activities throughout the year. It is also a nice venue for a Birthday Party. There is a small entrance fee.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great zoo for the little ones. It was small enough so they didn't get too worn out, yet had enough animals to keep their attention. I love that they could pet and feed some of the animals. Not expensive.

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love to go to Cosley Zoo for a nice close to home outing for the younger kids! Large selection of animals for the size of the zoo.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went to the Cosley Zoo on a recent trip to Chicago. I was headed out to the suburbs to visit with family and several friends said this was must-see for my 2 year old. They were right! She loved this zoo! While it is an accredited zoo, I would say it also has a farm "vibe" with the animals... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Passing through the area, saw it, decided to swing in. Definitely an excellent place to take YOUNG children. I have a 16 year old daughter and for us it was just a nice place to walk around on a beautiful day...for about 20 minutes. We go to the forest preserves all the time so we see the majority of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took our 11 mo old son to the zoo. The good part about this zoo is that the kids can touch the animals like horses, goats, donkey, cow etc. They do have bobcat, coyote, wolf, fox etc but not other wild animals like tiger etc. Overall it's a nice place to visit in Summer

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