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Racine Zoo

Address: 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
Phone Number: 262 636-9189
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Ranked #4 of 7 Activities 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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Wichita, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 attraction reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 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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