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Milwaukee County Zoo

Address: 10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone Number: 414 256 5412
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Ranked #9 of 240 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Miami, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Want to spend a great day with the family? Come here, a whole day of seeing animals, great food. Lots of walking to do, but its well worth it. Kids will love it, you can mold an animal and watch it being made. Petting zoo for the kids also. A must stop place if your in Milwaukee

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Rochester, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

One of the few zoos we have been to that still charges for parking, and charges quite a bit at that. Can be OK for people who live in the county who can get a discounted day, but outside the county, if you've seen it all once, it's too costly.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is another attraction we miss since moving away. We used to live less than ten minutes from the zoo and would go year-round. There is so much to see, and so many more animals that many other zoos-even bigger zoos, so you are not walking forever in between animals. It's a great way to spend a day, or come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoy taking my family to zoo's as we travel. The Milwaukee Zoo is one of the best mid sized zoo's that we have seen. Although Sampson, the massive Silver Back Gorilla dies years ago, there is still plenty to see to create a highly enjoyable day of memories. There is a train that will haul you around the park... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fantastic. Great cages znd displays. Enjoyed different areas for specific contenent animals. Very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If your a Milwaukee resident you can get a discount on tickets. Parking in their parking lot is expense, we go across the street. You not suppose to but . . . Cross the street and just pay to get into the zoo at the side window. Iv'e found the side attractions at the zoo just aren't worth the money,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love Milwaukee County Zoo. Great thing to do year round. I'm a Zoo member so my pass pays off. I love all the summer attractions they have in the evening as well.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an outstanding zoo worth a visit when visiting Milwaukee. Wide cross-section of animals presented in pleasant surroundings. Especially check out the big cats. Extra attractions for the kids include a petting zoo, train ride, merry-go-round.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have an annual membership and use the zoo often in the Summer. It's a great zoo and the two granddaughters love attending the zoo classes every year. Don't miss seeing the Zoo when you visit Milwaukee

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Oconomowoc
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been going to the zoo since I was a child. Now I take my grandson. There isn't a better activity on a nice day although many outside and inside exhibits. During summer months you can pet stingrays and baby sharks as well as take in the spectacular seal show. Decent food but we like to pack a lunch... More 

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