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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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We have two toddlers so the zoo was the perfect size for them. It's nice and clean but you can notice the damage the flooding did to the zoo.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Katie S
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have two toddlers so the zoo was the perfect size for them. It's nice and clean but you can notice the damage the flooding did to the zoo.

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Thank Katie S
GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that your family had a good time at our zoo... we think it's a great place for toddlers, too! We've got a lot of fun new changes on the horizon - our planning process is moving right along, and we're very excited to start putting those plans in action! Thank you for your review. We appreciate... More 

Minnesota
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My daughter had a sleepover at the zoo and loved it! I was surprised at the extensive educational programs offered at the zoo. We walked around the zoo after I picked her up in the morning and had the most fun in the primate building. The animals were very active and the enclosures allowed for great viewings of their feeding... More 

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Thank yami_13
GSJulie, General Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad to hear that your daughter (and you) had a great time at our zoo sleepover! Our education department is constantly striving to provide new and unique experiences for our loyal visitors. Our zoo docents and volunteers are some of our greatest treasures. Their dedication and passion for sharing the zoo with others is something that... More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The zoo was very nice. For being surrounded by houses, roads and highways, they do a good job of letting us forget how close that is once you are inside the zoo. I liked that the walking paths were big and you could easily take your time looking at the exhibits. The staff that we saw in the zoo were... More 

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Thank lvnmyfourkids
GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love to hear that our visitors feel like they've 'escaped' TO the zoo and had an enjoyable time with us. We take our visitors' comments seriously - your opinions matter to us! We love to hear about the things that make your visit easier (wide pathways, friendly, approachable keeper staff) but we also appreciate... More 

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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice zoo and surprising variety for being a smaller zoo. The kids enjoyed going and seeing the animals. The one disappointment was the Polar Shores exhibit being closed due to its destruction by a flood in 2012. There was also a great deal of road construction on the main road to get to the zoo. We will... More 

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Thank Jay E
GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our zoo! We are so excited that the road construction season is over for 2015, and we LOVE our new entrance! We're glad that your kids had an enjoyable time. We've got a lot of changes on the horizon, as we work with the city and a zoo architect... More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

zoo is really nice has a lot of animals for the size of the zoo, nice to go on a summer day, kids really enjoy this zoo

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Thank 529doris
GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're glad to hear that you had a good time at the zoo. We've got lots of awesome new changes on the horizon for the next several years - be sure to come back and see us again!! More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We went when it was pretty warm and it woulda been nice if there were vending machines for drinks around the grounds but it wasn't to bad over all the animals looked healthy and were able to be seen

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Thank scottg1212
GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments! We appreciate the feedback from our visitors - it helps us see areas where we can serve you better. We have explored some different options for vending services out on our grounds, and plan to have more mobile concession stations available next summer. Best wishes from our cool cats to... More 

Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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449 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This zoo is perfect for kids. They can run and play. The path is well marked and open so you can all go at you own pace. It is too bad that the white polar bear has not returned yet. But after that horrific storm the zoo is bouncing back. The charge to get in has gone up but the... More 

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GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We love to hear that our zoo is a safe and peaceful place for our visitors. Our goal is to be a place that people don't just visit once, but that they feel welcome and drawn to over and over. Our staff is committed to reaching out to visitors, personalizing the visitor experience as much as... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is one of the best zoos I have been to! Enclosures were large, and accommodated the animals very much so. Very happy animals, and a wonderful memorial to the animals that were lost in the flood. That shows commitment and caring for all animals.

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Thank Brittany C
GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback! We appreciate every review, as it helps us know what we do well, as well as what we might reevaluate. We strive to provide the best possible environment for our animals. Our Animal Care Staff are highly qualified professionals, and continually studying, learning and implementing new ideas into their routine to ensure that our... More 

Alma, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We loved the way it was all set out for tourist and animals. Had a great variety of animals to view. So relaxing and I love this zoo more than Como !!!

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Thank Catherine T
GSJulie, General Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We love hearing from our patrons, and consider your comments carefully. We strive to be a place of peace and relaxation. Our beautiful setting, along Kingsbury Creek, is especially idyllic, now that the fall colors are at their best! We appreciate your feedback. More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I love this zoo! Parking is free and plentiful. Buy an annual membership and it pays for itself the first time you go (at least for the size of our family!). The zoo is the right size to let your kids walk freely. It is never too busy, and this makes it also a SAFE place for kids to walk... More 

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2 Thank Lana T
GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review!! We love hearing from our visitors - it's the best way for us to see our zoo from the visitor's perspective! We take your comments seriously, and value your input. It is encouraging to know that our zoo is an important part of your family's memories and shared experiences. Thank... More 

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