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Address: 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
Phone Number: 262 636-9189
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Description: Nestled on the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Racine Zoo is...
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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Small but great for families with kids

Racine has a zoo complete with giraffes, lions, bears, penguins and more! It may be small but it is well laid out and is right on the lake. It used to be free to the public but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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455 reviews 455 reviews
92 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I really LOVE this zoo. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The signage is excellent. The exhibits are wonderful. There are supervised feedings of the giraffes and camels. I especially love the Norco Aviary with its three hundred colourful birds. For $2 you can purchase a seed stick and feed them. The resident cockatiel, Cherub, will win your heart with... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Racine has a zoo complete with giraffes, lions, bears, penguins and more! It may be small but it is well laid out and is right on the lake. It used to be free to the public but now there is is small admission to get in. The animals need to eat!!! It is a nice way to spend a few... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a great small zoo, especially if you want to get out for an hour or so. It is a gem for people who live here, with lots of great activities outside of touring the zoo. If you visit here check out the web site for Animal Crackers in the summer (jazz concerts) or other events.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For anyone visiting North Beach in Racine with kids, Racine Zoo is well worth spending a couple of hours. Lots of fun feeding the giraffes, nice little train ride for the kids, good snack bars. All very reasonably priced.

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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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