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Lincoln Children's Zoo

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Address: 1222 South 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone Number: +1 402-475-6741
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Description: Lincoln Children's Zoo is rated among the best zoos for children by Parent...
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."
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Awesome place to take your family!!

We have a membership best money we ever spent!! Great place for families to go and great learning opportunities for kids, small enough to get through in an afternoon yet big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Lincoln
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Lincoln
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have a membership best money we ever spent!! Great place for families to go and great learning opportunities for kids, small enough to get through in an afternoon yet big enough to not get bored, they also have great food, and don't forget to get your train rides, the tunnel is the best part!!!

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Redcliff
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this zoo. I bought a season pass because my kids loved it so much first time! The train ride was a great way to end the day. Parking is close which is so nice with young kids. We have been a couple times and still not seen everything, lots to see. Excited to... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I am going to combine my comments for a number of attractions in Lincoln (Nebraska) because their names are self-explanatory as far as their nature is concerned. Each is an outstanding place to visit if you are in Lincoln and looking for a particular type of entertainment, i.e. for children, adults, etc. I live in Lincoln and have been to... More 

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Lincoln
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

You can easily see this whole zoo in a day, but if you want to dig in deeper, there are days worth of things to learn. Every year they just keep making it better. The variety keeps little minds interested: animal exhibits and shows, playground, nice lunch shop, educational classes and camps, interactive exhibits, digging for bones in a huge... More 

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Columbus, Nebraska, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I went to the Lincoln zoo with my brother and his daughter and my son. It was a interactive zoo however everything cost extra ,i guess that's normal. It was a good way to kill some time. You can get through it within 2 hours easy. It's a very cute little zoo.

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Conway, Arkansas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a great zoo for Children. Not so big that you have to worry about parking or getting lost. You can spend an hour or even more if you want. True it is not the Spectacular Henry Dorley Zoo, but kids love it!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love the zoo. We can spend an hour or two, which is great with small children. My three year old granddaughter loves it. Fun play areas. Lots of opportunity to interact with animals. You can pet snakes, lizards, goats, llamas, etc. rWe are zoo members and visit three or four times a year. Nice mix, with an annual visit... More 

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Fairmont, Nebraska
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Don't expect this to compare with Henry Doorly, but, this is definitely a good time-killer for the kids. Our girls love it. There is also a train that takes you on the outside of the zoo to see everything. Worth a try.

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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I took my grandchildren here and what a huge disappointment. This place is way to small to have any animals. It's ridiculous how small the enclosures are for these animals. The train ride was fun. I don't recommend anyone go here. I do recommend PETA coming here and see the horrible living conditions. The poor horses looked so sad, they... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Lincoln Zoo in enjoyable for a smaller city like Lincoln. If I let my kids roam, I don't feel like I am going to lose them like I might at a larger zoo. They have some nice snacks and food options if you want to eat there and not leave.

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