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Racine Zoo

Address: 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
Phone Number: 262 636-9189
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Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Racine
Owner description: Nestled on the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Racine Zoo is home to some of the...
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Owner description: Nestled on the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Racine Zoo is home to some of the world's most remarkable and endangered wildlife. Enjoy our many interactive exhibits and animal encounters including Walkabout Creek, Barnyard Safari, Norco Aviary, and our Giraffe Encounter where you get to feed our two Masai giraffes. It's easy to immerse yourself in our wild place. Open every day of the year.

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Mt Pleasant, WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its been a long time since I have been to the Racine Zoo.. I am not interested in paying admission. The grounds were covered with duck etc poop.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

this small zoo has a very clean and a wide variety of animals that are well cared for and the grounds are maintained nice view of the lake. reasonably priced.

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Norway,Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

An excellent Zoo to take the family and spend a nice afternoon! The animals are thoughtfully and conscientiously quartered and cared for and the entire place is beautifully laid out and easy to navigate. Everything is clean, orderly and well kept! Admission is a very reasonable 4 bucks for an adult and well spent. Definitely worth making a stop!

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Wichita, Kansas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Always a great place to visit with your children or grandchildren. There is an entry fee so call ahead for the details or check online. I grew up in Racine and the Zoo continued to grow and grow. I miss both the Racine and the Milwaukee Zoo's, but have acquired a taste now for our Zoo in Wichita, KS which... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stumbled upon the zoo while in Racine. When we visited it was an evening when there was a concert in the park. So we were able to view the zoo as well. While obviously not a large scale zoo it was amazing to see the variety of animals and displays. Well laid out and easy to walk in a... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is very much a park setting in this zoo. A good variety of animals but nothing extensive. There is a large playground area toward the back (and another smaller one by the bird aviary) which my kids love. Its a good place to go for a day out with the kids. You can bring food and drink in, so... More 

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Grandchildren (4 & 3) beg me to take them to the Racine Zoo every time they visit at least twice monthly! It is small enough for us all to enjoy without being exhausting and the animals are easily viewed. Getting to feed giraffes was the highlight during their last trip. The farm animal petting area is accessible to them for... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hard to believe this gem is in the middle of a neighborhood. The price is right and family friendly.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is well kept and maintained. Due to economic reasons you now have to pay. Feeding the giraffes was awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Not going to give you the idea that this is a major metropolis zoo, it is a dying remnant. It has some nice animals, probably better suited for younger kids who aren't looking for the massive display of a Milwaukee Zoo. Nice way to spend an afternoon, wish they didn't have to charge entry fee.

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