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Lincoln Children's Zoo

1222 South 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502
+1 402-475-6741
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Lincoln Children's Zoo is rated among the best zoos for children by Parent Magazine and is home to over 400 animals, including the world's smallest... more » Owner description: Lincoln Children's Zoo is rated among the best zoos for children by Parent Magazine and is home to over 400 animals, including the world's smallest monkeys (pygmy marmosets), ring-tailed lemurs, dromedary camels, red pandas, meerkats, and more!. Over 40 of our animals are endangered, including the Humboldt Penguin, Amur leopard and Matschie's tree kangaroo. Featuring interactive Zoofari stations with Larry the Cable Guy, up-close animal encounters and the historic ZO&O Railroad, the Zoo is the perfect destination for the entire family. Lincoln Children's Zoo's mission is "to enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things." « less
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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nice zoo for small children. No need to spend a lot of time unless you want to ride the train. Kids liked feeding the goats and petting the animals. The students providing information on the petting animals were informative.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

So many great animals in a very inviting setting for kids, we love our membership. The improvement and new exhibits and animals are fantastic

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a great place for any age. Since most of the animals are smaller (no elephants or giraffes here!), every animal is a chance to get up close. There are great activities throughout the zoo. The snack bar has good food and is affordable. On hot days, the zoo has so many trees that many outside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Every time I take my kids they see and learn something new great time for the whole family no matter what your age.. Just remember to save your paper for Leo

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Belden, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

truly this zoo is a must see. I don't remember a year we haven't visited once or twice and we live a distance from Lincoln. It is definitely on our to do list every summer. I was able to take my husband on his first visit this September. We loved every moment of getting up close to see the animals,... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The children's zoo is one of my favorite places to take my grandkids. I've been a member for about five years. The zoo is beautifully put together and has many places where the kids can play as well as interact with animals, ride ponies and the train. My grandson loves the classes he has attended and he has learned that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We've been members since our daughter was one. She loves to visit her animal friends each year and there is always something new too.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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182 reviews 182 reviews
43 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

this is a favorite of mine. I live in Lincoln, NE. so I get here at least once a week. I am using my zoo membership. but even the single admission is worth every penny. with the membership you really get a great deal. will advise that the time of this writing, it is getting near the end of the... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love that this zoo is smaller. The kids love it and get to see lots of variety. They have a good time and aren't cranky at the end of the trip like some other zoo trips. It's nice that even on the busiest days I can go where I want to go without feeling crowded.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a very nice, small zoo that is perfect for small children. It is small enough that their little legs don't get too tired, but big enough to see a variety of animals. The kids are allowed to feed the goats, which is nice. Admission is inexpensive. Overall good experience.

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