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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

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Address: 7210 Fremont Street, Duluth, MN 55807
Phone Number: +1 218-730-4500
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Description: Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round...
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
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Great little zoo!

This is a great little zoo to explore for an hour. It has a lot of of variety of animal exhibits. We were running a little late for the last admission and the staff stayed out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great little zoo to explore for an hour. It has a lot of of variety of animal exhibits. We were running a little late for the last admission and the staff stayed out past four pm just so we could come in. It was a nice time for ten dollars.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

my 6yr old son & i took a behind the scenes tour and had a flippin blast! we fed a tiger & got to bring in all the big kitties in for the night, even saw their animal hospital. very educational and super fun! highly recommend..but you need to call in advance for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit to this wonderful zoo! The zoo is small and took about 2 hours to walk around. I had the pleasure of seeing some of the keeper talks and they are the best way to view the animals because they are active. The animal training sessions were a highlight! Make sure to check the schedule when... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This zoo is a hidden gem. Yes it is small compared to the MN Zoo, but the animals are well cared for by the Zoo Keepers. The grounds are beautiful with stone bridges over rippling creeks make for a relaxing and romantic stroll, or family photo opportunity. There are park benches close to the animal enclosures where you can sit... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This zoo is average. The main building is not air conditioned. It was 90 degrees the day we went and half the staff was beat red and over heated. The gift shop is overpriced. There was very little for us to see. The exhibits are too far apart. You end up walking a long distance only to find the exhibits... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I visited the zoo with my daughter and 3 grandsons while visiting Duluth. For the minimal price of admission ($5.00) I do think we got our money's worth. However, compared to other zoo's we've visited it was disappointing. The walkways could be replaced.....lots of trip hazards and not very handicap friendly. Many exhibits were not open. It really got to... More 

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We got through in an hour and half. Some things closed for maint. Kids (age 10&6)thought it was fine. I felt pretty sad for the animals, small enclosures. The monkeys were cute. The basement of the main building had a bird that says hello. The kids got a kick out of that. Overall a decent time killer, but not something... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Some animals were difficult to see, the tiger, lions, & bear however were very easy to see. Seemed to us that there wasn't much of a variety of animals, but we may just be spoiled.

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First off, got overcharged. I clearly said one senior, one adult and one child but was charged for two adults so didn't get the dollar off discount for being a senior. Not a big deal. Well we were there around noon time, it was around 80 degrees so apparently all the outside animals hide in the shade which means you... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

The most over whelming feeling I had while visiting the zoo was sympathy. The majority of the animals where alone and so pathetic looking. The wolf just kept jogging laps with a stuffy in his mouth, it was heartbreaking to watch. Nothing look happy or full of life. My company kept mentioning how everything looked sedated. We paid $16 dollars... More 

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