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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

7210 Fremont Street, Duluth, MN 55807
218 730 4500
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Ranked #29 of 45 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. Ranked as an Accredited... more » Owner description: Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round recreational opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. Ranked as an Accredited Institution of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, this park features animals from around the world. The Lake Superior Zoo is situated on 16 acres of rocky hills, majestic pines and the beautiful Kingsbury Creek in West Duluth’s Spirit Valley. You’ll find Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, African Lions, Brown Bears, Kangaroos, Gray Wolves, plus a variety of birds, reptiles, primates and barnyard animals. Enjoy a ride on the Zoo Train, find unique merchandise at the Tiger’s Paw Gift Shop and dine at the Safari Café. Visit our website for education programs, zoo happenings and upcoming events. Open seven days a week – 362 days a yearSUMMER HOURS: 10 am – 5 pmWINTER HOURS: 10 am – 4 pmStroller & Wagon RentalsFREE Parking « less
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Superior, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I can't tell you enough how much my family enjoys the Lake Superior Zoo. We have a family membership and use it a ton during the summer months but we decided to go last weekend when it was still winter "looking" outside but the temps were nice. Not only did we get to see our favorite grizzly Bear Trouble playing... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I practically grew up here! Now I volunteer. Now that the city is not in control,the animals are very well cared for (and I'm an animal advocate) Many are here due to their health issues, have been surrendered or are here as part of breeding programs. The flood of 2012 took a huge toll on the habitats and they are... More

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Mound, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Yes, this is a small zoo and there aren't a lot of animals. However, we always make it a point to visit on every trip. They have animals here that aren't at the MN Zoo or Como and you can usually get an up close view of them. I personally love the nocturnal path, I love watching the animals that... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband and I stopped here while on our weekend getaway to Duluth. It didnt look like much from the outside but it was a lot bigger than it looked and we ended up having a really great time. Nester the turtle was our favorite part. It was a warm day out and so all of the animals were out... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

There was virtually no animals, it was filthy, and they seriously have a crow in a cage. If you want to see animals that are found in a normal back yard then go for it but I was very disappointed. I doubt I will ever get the terrible smell of the lizard area out of my nose and to top... More

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Superior
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Attended Boo at the Zoo with our two grand daughters, ages 21/2 and 7 months. What a great event for kids! At first the older one did not understand putting on a costume, but seeing all of the other people, including adults in costume, she was more than happy to wear hers. This was the first time also that she... More

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Rochester
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

As I work in my hometown zoo, I am aware of the challenges of making repairs and major changes. With that in mind, my husband and I were very impressed with this zoo. It should not be compared to any large-city zoos. It is clear that some exhibits are newer or have been improved and others are still in need... More

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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Went to the zoo today. Since the big floor in 2012, it seems the zoo has not recovered. The zoo is located on a beautiful setting but does not have a large number of animals. Had a great walk in the fresh air but was not impressed. (Guess I am spoiled by the Zoo in Apple Valley, MN). I noted,... More

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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This zoo has major positives and negatives. It is a smaller zoo, not a major zoo like the Minnesota Zoo, San Diego Zoo, or anything else. So if that's what you are expecting, don't waste your time. We walked through the whole zoo in under two hours. The biggest plus for me was that nearly every animal that was on... More

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Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

I do not like writing poor reviews, but when it comes to animals I am a huge lover and advocate. This zoo is one of the poorest ones I have ever visited in my life.. Dirty conditions and the animals were alive, yes, but not in quality habitat. I have been to zoos all over the United States and always... More

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