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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 am 40 and we have been going at least once a year my whole life. Never tired of it. Great habitats. a world wide variety of animals. Always worth the trip

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I am 40 and we have been going at least once a year my whole life. Never tired of it. Great habitats. a world wide variety of animals. Always worth the trip

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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is the one of the best zoos in U.S. a world class destination, The quality and variety of the animals, their environments and the overall ambiance of the park is wonderful for those of all ages and animal experiences. This zoo is a great visit anytime of the year.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have been here several times and its always fun. We went early on a friday and there are mostly moms with strillers wondering around. Let me change that, there are billions of moms with kids that are under school age. Trillions. It was fun

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The zoo has a wide variety of animals, they always appear comfortable and well cared for. The food wasn't bad, quick and tasty, not too expensive. I thought admission and parking was a little high. The grounds are well designed with plenty of room. Be prepared to walk, you can easily cover a few miles here. There is a train... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There was only one restaurant open at lunch and it was crazy. Took us 40 minutes (!!!) to get food. The exhibits were great, but not worth $40.50 for 2 people & 2 hours... I won't be coming back, but I can see the appeal if you have some time & are local.

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Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Every year we visit my family in Wisconsin and spend lots of time doing activities. This year we chose the Zoo :) it was still a little chilly so a lot of the animals were inside and not in their habitats (which always makes me a little sad for them). The zoo is a nice size and the little ones... More 

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menasha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As a Milwaukee native, I have been visiting this Zoo regularly for most of my life. I moved 100 miles away a few years ago but still make time to take my daughter at least once a year. We just visited over Easter weekend and, as always, had a wonderful time. Due to the Holiday, many additional activities such as... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This zoo is large, but a manageable size. They have a great selection of different animals, and a very kid friendly, interactive zoo. The exhibits, and zoo are well maintained (no smell). The zoo is a reasonable price for parking and admission, especially for the quality of the zoo. My kids love it! We also love Oceans of Fun, inside... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very open, lots of exhibition/special buildings. Loved the apiary! Wonderful memories of my trips to the zoo as a kid were brought back, especially on the little train - which my son loved! - and I enjoyed taking a rest!

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Diamond, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited this zoo on a recent trip to the Milwaukee area. It's nice but a little bit on the smaller side. Still lots of nice exhibits to see and enjoy. My favorite was probably the reptile house. The Elephant area seemed kind of small for the animals. Overall a good experience and we would visit again!

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