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Cougar Mountain Zoo

19525 Southeast 54th St, Issaquah, WA 98027
+1 425 392 6278; +1 425 391 5508 (office)
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Issaquah
Type: Zoos
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Seattle
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174 reviews 174 reviews
40 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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6 reviews 6 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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Issaquah, Washington
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

this is a great family zoo. Small so you just need a couple of hours. The enclosures are large and natural and the animals are beautifully cared for. The main attraction are the Bengal Tigers and the Cougars. In the winter the reindeer festival is great fun. They also have alpacas and other small animals that one can hand feed.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such a great little zoo to bring the kids to. It is a much easier outing than either Point Defiance or Woodland Park and my kids seem just as happy to go here. I think it is best for families with young children, and hopefully your kids aren't expecting elephants or lions. They CAN see cougars, tigers, tons of parrots,... More

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Issaquah, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We are members and go several times a year and enjoy it very much. The animals are well cared for and the staff are really friendly and chat with you about the animals.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a small zoo but very nice for the family, especially with young children. The Reindeer Festival during Christmas is terrific and a must see.

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Kirkland, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a small professionally run zoo that features 4 Bengal Tigers and a small number of other animals. See very healthy animals up close in a modern setting along with one of the largest collections of cast bronze animals on the west coast. Staff is very professional and there are short informative lecture and enrichment chats every 1/2 hour.... More

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Lawndale, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We knew the zoo was relatively small so we didn't schedule too much time to visit. We arrived around 3 and the zoo was going to be closing at 4:30. Some of the animals were already "gone for the evening". But we did see cougars, tigers, crowned cranes, and a sneak peek at lemurs. Fortunately, we also saw the "reindeer"... More

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