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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

7210 Fremont Street, Duluth, MN 55807
+1 218-730-4500
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Ranked #27 of 47 attractions in Duluth
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round recreational opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. This zoo features animals... more » Owner description: Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round recreational opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. This zoo features animals from around the world. You'll find Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, African Lions, Brown Bears, Kangaroos, Gray Wolves, plus a variety of birds, reptiles, primates and barnyard animals. The Lake Superior Zoo is situated on 16 acres of rocky hills, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. Visit our website for information on our educational camps and programs, upcoming events and how you can host an event at the zoo. Open Daily All Year Long. June - September 9am - 5pm and October - May 10am - 4pm « less
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Slayton, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great zoo -- nice variety of animals in comfortable enclosures that are designed for kids' viewing as well as adults'. We particularly enjoyed the nocturnal animal exhibit. Because of a reciprocity agreement with the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, we were able to get in free, but this zoo is worth the price of admission. Fun... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Growing up I remember coming to this zoo when ever we would visit Duluth. The animals are usually pretty active and it's never to crowded. Brought my husband here today- he also liked it as well! Humid day so we didn't stay too late however we did enjoy all they had to offer. O- i do wish they had dining... More

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the zoo once again! We're so glad you're a fan. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Duluth! More

Forest City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went to this zoo several years ago and it was in disrepair. This time it was much improved. It was clean and the animals were all within view. There were very few people there, so we had a lot of time with the animals. I'd suggest going right when it opens. We got to see the animals being fed.... More

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

The flood recovery process has been challenging. Thank you for taking note of our facilities and grounds improvements. Perhaps we are like the tortoise-- slow and steady wins the race! BTW, the lounging kangaroo photo is precious! Thank you for sharing. More

Duluth
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My grandson and I went to the zoo yesterday. Not many animals, but we did see plenty of a staff member with her t-shirt tied up to expose most of her belly...not appropriate.

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

While following up with reviewer “Nails777”, we determined and agreed that the inappropriately attired was NOT a zoo employee, but a teenage volunteer with the "Zoo Crew". Zoo Crew members spend 6 weeks of their summer volunteering at the zoo. I apologize for the inappropriateness of this young lady’s attire and thank you for bringing this isolated incident it to... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Lake Superior Zoo is a cute little zoo. It is surrounded by woods and you feel like you are out in nature when you are touring it. Lots of interesting and unusual animals. It is big enough that it is worth the price of admission but small enough to do without exhausting the kids. Only drawbacks are that it... More

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and saw some of our unusual animals. Hopefully you acquainted yourself with the Pallas' cats and genet in our nocturnal exhibit. Both are quite unusual! We love it when families can visit us and not tire out the little ones (or their parents!). I think... More

Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My family and I have been to every zoo in MI and stopped on our vacation this summer to 3 zoos total and this was our favorite! Although the polar exhibit was closed and there weren't any elephants, rhinos, or giraffe the zoo was great! We were there right at opening when the animals were being fed so they were... More

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your comments about your trip to our zoo. Our team is so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. The waterfall and historic Works Progress Administration (WPA) bridges are a favorite of many who take the time to walk the trail. More

West Salem, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Oh a whim we visited the Lake Superior Zoo because we were camping in the area and looking for something to do (we have four kids under age 8). For the $62 we spent (admission and 5 min. "train" ride), we didn't really get any really good "zoo action." I mean, it seemed that what few animals were actually visible,... More

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about your visit. Many of the zoo's carnivores, such as our brown bears, cougar, snow leopard and Amur tiger greatly prefer Duluth winters over our summers. Their fur is what keeps them warm in the winter and they are easily over-heated in the summer. If your visited had occurred in... More

Hurley, Wisconsin
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244 reviews 244 reviews
75 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We brought our five and seven year old and they just loved everything. They are still at an age where they need to hold things and look at things up close and this is what we found that we could do with them at this zoo. The staff was very warm and friendly and we had a great time and... More

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Your kind words are music to our ears. Thank you for promising to come back! We'll be here waiting for you. In the meantime, the zoo will be adding new animals for you to learn about on your next visit. More

Ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a beautiful morning at the zoo today. Sun was shining and the animals were out and about. The zoo is nicely laid out with beautiful scenery to take in at various points on the property. It's not large so my three year old was able to walk the entire zoo without difficulty. Staff was pleasant. My one year... More

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and we are so glad you had a great day at the zoo. We strive to be an affordable, family friendly attraction. Volunteers play an important role here at the zoo and we rely heavily on them to staff our barnyard for animal encounters with our sheep and goats. Unfortunately, all of these visits must be... More

Northern Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Late June 2014 we visited. This was 2 years after the flood which devestated the area. You can see that this was once a really great attraction, but 2 years later only the visitors center is without scars. Rock formations which used to include waterfalls now look like lime encrusted sinks. Entire sections of the zoo are shut down and... More

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Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Since receiving your feedback we have posted informational signage at the main admissions window and at the now defunct Polar Shores exhibit explaining what occurred on June 20, 2012 and the devastation it left behind. More

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