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Address: 19525 Southeast 54th St, Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone Number: +1 425 392 6278; +1 425 391 5508 (office)
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I love this little zoo!

Tucked up in the hills above Issaquah, Wa is a small zoo, that many in the Seattle area no nothing about. Cougar Mt Zoo has lemurs, big cats, alpacas, as well quite a few other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
NBGuy
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North Bend, WA
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North Bend, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Tucked up in the hills above Issaquah, Wa is a small zoo, that many in the Seattle area no nothing about. Cougar Mt Zoo has lemurs, big cats, alpacas, as well quite a few other animals all in a quiet country setting. Check it out!

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Selah, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love this zoo. small and yet very educational. We took our grandson and he had a great time. He especially loved the bird exhibit...lots of beautiful parrots and such. We will be coming back!

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Seattle
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902 reviews 902 reviews
312 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Yes, it is quite small. So the variety of animals is of course small as well, including the size of the habitats. But it is well maintained and interesting enough for an afternoon visit. The zoo is known for its Reindeer Festival which takes place during the month of December.

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Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Worth a visit if you are in the area. Small little zoo. Small amount of animals. Enclosures are pretty small but they are expanding some and looks like it will be improving.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My Granddaughter and I visited this zoo in 2012 and in 2014. I gave the zoo another chance, what a mistake. Do you not realize that these animals habitats are grossly lacking in natural habitat and size of the enclosures. Even my 8 year old Granddaughter noticed that the animals were not happy. Cats are in need of large habitats,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I went to this zoo in 2012 and was disappointed with the lack of animals that were there. I have since decided to visit the zoo again and remained disappointed. This zoo is very clean and the setup is very orderly and nice. Unfortunately, there still isn't that much to see. It is a mini-zoo and it should warn people... More 

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Seattle
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198 reviews 198 reviews
44 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Kinda disappointed in the lack of activities and viewing opportunities. I'm glad the related school students get the experience to help maintain the zoo, but the value to paying customers is inadequate.

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Redmond, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was a really fun experience! The tigers were beautiful and so much closer than at the Woodland Park zoo. We were there at feeding time and it was interesting to hear the keepers talk about them .

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Mpls.
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Nothing here was too special, but it was a nice way to spend an afternoon while visiting my sister. Lots of small children were having a ball. Perfect for them since it is a small zoo.

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Issaquah, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The cats were especially interesting. The viewer could get close enough to appreciate these magnificent predators. Lots of family activities available also. The grounds are small but well planned.

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