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Milwaukee County Zoo

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Address: 10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone Number: 414 256 5412
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Memorial Day trip to the zoo

Check out the new dinosaur exhibit, there are a few surprises that you must experience around each corner ( I won't ruin the surprises) I think this exhibit is great for kids of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Check out the new dinosaur exhibit, there are a few surprises that you must experience around each corner ( I won't ruin the surprises) I think this exhibit is great for kids of all ages, but probably more geared towards 12 and under. The T-Rex was my favorite since it was larger than life. Sound effects were cool too. Bring... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is always a great one to unwind with family, and the yearly a-la carte food festival makes it all the more fun.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It seems, although is not true, of course, that the animals at this zoo live in the least restricted environment as possible. Quite a lovely zoo.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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138 reviews 138 reviews
40 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a family friendly zoo where peacocks roam around the grounds. There are picnic areas where you can bring your own food, a playground area, gift shop and a small train. Some exhibits are inside to escape the elements. The zoo offers classes for school age children if you live locally. If you are local to the area, a... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You pay as you enter the parking lot. Beautiful grounds - lovely flowers. Animals seem very content. Cages/housing facilities are clean. Food is available at the zoo......gift shop. Great place for photographers.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love our zoo!!! It has great facilties and lots of places to stop and eat the picnic lunch you brough. The food you can purchase there is just fine, but it is more fun IMO to bring a picnic!

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MIlwaukee, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is one of the best zoos I've been to. The layout is great if you don't mind walking as it is kind of spread out. The Zoo Pass is an excellent deal and pays for itself in 2-3 visits. I also love that they allow carry-ins. My daughter and I often pack a picnic and head to the zoo... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My 6 year loves the Milwaukee Zoo, her favorite place to visit. The exhibits are well designed and easy for little visitors to "see" the animals. Love the playground for a chance for my daughter to "play" as well at the zoo!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Easy to find, stinks like most zoo's, not a lot of good exhibits. But fun for family with children, they have free days too. Its a bit overpriced unless your just a big zoo fan.

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Milwaukee, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We are locals and visit here often. It is actually a nice place to visit on cold and rainy days because fewer visitors seem to make the animals more active. There are enough indoor attractions to fill the better part of a day. Look for the medical building between the restaurant and flamingos, a short walk through the trees. Sometimes... More 

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