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Racine Zoo

2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
262 636-9189
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Racine
Type: Zoos
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... more » 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. « less
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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193 reviews 193 reviews
44 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

True, it is not the Milwaukee, Cincinnati or San Diego zoos, but for a smaller scale zoo, we loved it. My kids (10 & 5) and I purchased a Groupon and headed to the zoo. We were able to find free parking in the adjacent lot with no problem on a Sunday afternoon. The zoo is not huge, but manageable... More

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Chokoloskee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Been goin since I was born! MY favorite. zoo ever went too! I go at least once year when I visit, Photographers dream! Everglades Photography by Kathy Daniels

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I read all the reviews trashing the Racine Zoo, but we had a good time with our young grandchildren. The animals were quite close and easy for the kids to see. It was very exciting to have the monkeys start "whooping" and keep it up for 10 minutes. They were also very active which I can't say I've ever seen... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a small zoo with a nice mixture of animals but I really think the animal quarters should be cleaned up a bit better. I thought most of the animals looked bored in their enclosures. The small children's zoo was fine for little one's for they could get much closer to the baby animals. I think they charge a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After reading mostly good reviews on this site I decided to take my kids to the Racine Zoo. I hate to say it, but in the words of my kids we left the place "feeling sad." This zoo may have been a wonderful place at one time for people to come and experience seeing wild animals and learn about them,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

nice area, great view of animals!! they have meerkats and all kinds of animals there to see! i recommend to visit this zoo

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Milwaukee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The zoo grounds are beautiful and there is a nice view Lake Michigan (which adds a nice cool breeze on summer days). The zoo is very caring and while it is much smaller than the Milwaukee Zoo, we love the Racine zoo such as much. They have wonderful presentations and feeding opportunities throughout the day. They have a new baby... More

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Chicago
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was our first visit to Racine Zoo and we had a great time. It is only a small zoo compared to Lincoln Park and Milwaukee but that makes for a very relaxing visit. Our 2 year old could wander around freely whilst there was enough to keep the 11 & 12 year olds occupied. Giraffe feeding and bird feeding... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We used to go when the zoo was free for Racine residents. It wasn't great then. So when we came back to the area to visit and noticed they had done some work on the zoo and was now charging $8 per adult, and $6 per kid, I thought maybe it was better. The site CLAIMS (and I should add,... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have been to the Milwaukee County Zoo plenty of times, but I actually think the Racine zoo is much more hands-on and interesting! The giraffe feeding was great, and you actually get up close and feed the giraffes. Also the aviary cage was fascinating, the birds would just fly around and land on your arms and shoulders. The landscaping... More

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