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Racine Zoo

2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
262 636-9189
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Ranked #8 of 12 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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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Ok, don't go to the Racine Zoo expecting it to have the species variety that the San Diego Zoo can offer. Racine is not a big city, so it can't support a very big zoo. Having said that, I grew up in Kenosha, and ever summer our parents took us to the Racine zoo and the Milwaukee zoo. Racine is... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, this zoo is worth the time and expense. It is great family fun

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The walk-about is lots of fun for kids with all the kangaroos in arms reach. Excellent summer concerts!

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Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

good for young children but don't waste your time go to the Milwaukee County Zoo for a much better experience

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Puerto Vallarta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Even though Racine has a small Zoo, the Zoological Society is extremely active and holds many different fund raisers to keep this Zoo a highlight for anyone visiting Racine, WI

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Racine
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A very nice zoo for the size of this city. Fun for young and old. They continue to try and make upgrades to the zoo with limited funds. This a popular place for school field trips in the spring.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My family stops in Racine to visit relatives at different times of the year. The zoo has always been an activity we enjoyed as a family during our visits. It's small, but offers enough for an interesting day trip. The grounds and animal areas are clean, all located on the beautiful lakefront. There are great views of the water that... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stopped here on the way home from vacation. PRICE is great, very reasonable. GROUNDS - very clean, well maintained. PARKING - horrible. They have a small lot that can only fit 5 cars. Then only street parking is available ACTIVITIES/ANIMALS- keep in mind we visited when snow was on the ground. However, this park needs more animals. There simply... More

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Racine Z, Public Relations Manager at Racine Zoo, responded to this review

We're sorry that your experience was disapointing. We charge half-price in the winter because many of the animals on exhibit in the spring and summer are not cold tolerant and it's not safe for them to be outside. We give the animal the option of going outside if it wishes. This winter was especially brutal with many days below zero!... More

Racine, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Nicely kept up outdoor activity for families. Entrance fee and annual memberships available. Cute little gift shop.

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Park City, Illinois
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32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I have went there four times in my life and it is a small zoo and I can see everything in there in one day and it use to be free and now they charge almost $9 for admission and but they don't charge for parking and it's along Lake Michigan and you see see the lake from there.

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