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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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I grew up by Brookfield Zoo near Chicago, so that is my standard. I really enjoyed this zoo. The website has a map and list of animals... they are heavy on birds and fish.... I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I grew up by Brookfield Zoo near Chicago, so that is my standard. I really enjoyed this zoo. The website has a map and list of animals... they are heavy on birds and fish.... I would have liked more large mamals. They did have an impressive ape exhibit. If you are a zoo member at your local zoo, check the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great opportunity to sample local restaurants at the fabulous Milwaukee Zoo. Mid august every year. Live music on 3 or 4 stages.

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Was very crowded, .I had knee surgery in July., We wanted a motorized cart but there were none available 1/2 hr after zoo opened, We settled for a wheel chair. it was the most unfomfortable chair I was in. The pedals were dragging...

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I saw animals that I haven't seen in other zoos - bears, zebra, kangaroo, dala sheep, various monkeys, and the best - - - giraffe!!! I think it is just the right size, not too big that you can't see everything, not too small, that it is boring. And it's generally clean and not smelly. If it gets too hot,... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went to the Zoo Ala Carte event on the recommendation of a shopkeeper. It was VERY busy on a Saturday afternoon for this event, but the grounds seem big enough to absorb all of the people/crowds. For this event they have bands and outside food vendors throughout the park. Special tickets are sold (50 cents per ticket) so that... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a great traditional place for families to visit the animals, exhibits are continuously evolving.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The many animals, the sprawling zoo with beautiful lakes and scenery are sights that will soothe your nerves and remain with you for a long time. Dont miss the penguins, otters, beavers, giraffes and hundreds of other animals on display, as well as the peacocks that walk along the roads!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I'm a Milwaukee native, and have been coming to the Milwaukee County Zoo my whole life. Until I traveled to other zoos across the US, I never realized how great ours was! I will admit, that it is a bit expensive compared to others, but compared to other day trips, it's a mid-range spend compared to other options and similar... More 

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Webberville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

First time for me....my husband hadn't been there in many years. Best zoo I have ever been to. Excellent. Used my passes...was really pleased. Can't wait to return.

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Arnolds Park, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not as modern as the Omaha zoo, nor as well kept as Minneapolis zoo but it's okay for a day out with the kids. I felt like the extra charges got excessive for things like a 15 minute seal show where they only did 5 tricks over and over to different music. We were there on a Wednesday in summer... More 

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