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Cosley Zoo

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Address: 1356 North Gary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone Number: (630) 665-5534
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Grounds are kept clean. Great for couples and families. Great interaction with the animals. No cost for parking. There is a resident/non-resident fee to access zoo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Suzette S
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Grounds are kept clean. Great for couples and families. Great interaction with the animals. No cost for parking. There is a resident/non-resident fee to access zoo.

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Thank Suzette S
Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to Cosley since I was a child and my son still loves going there! It is a great outing with little commitment! Easy in and out (free with your Wheaton address) nominal cost. There is year round fun, both formal classes as well as simple drop in activities for young children.

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Thank Kate C
Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our Granddaughter and walked around the small zoo. It was close and fun, for a quick trip and we all had fun.

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Thank Kurt P
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in the Wheaton area for 10 years. I made my first visit to the Cosley Zoo last month. We took our friends there. They have two toddlers who really seemed to enjoy the zoo. The zoo is very easy to visit, small and compact. Great place to take small kids!

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Thank frederick300
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up within walking distance of Cosley, and still visit it regularly with my daughter. We never miss the special activities in the spring and fall months, and usually get our Halloween pumpkins and our holiday tree in December from Cosley (the holiday lights in the winter months are excellent). Walking through the zoo itself is fun, educational, and... More 

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Thank Amy M
Madison, Alabama
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started taking my kids to Cosley Zoo over 30 years ago. It was very small but it was a great afternoon out. Over the years they have grown and added so much to their little zoo. The cages are close to the walkways and all the animals are highly visible to even the smallest children. They now have a... More 

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Thank Mary B
Plainfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here's a place you can take Pre-Schoolers that they will enjoy. Cosley Zoo is a small Zoo in Wheaton, Illinois. All the animals are rescued animals. Mostly small animals such as Owls, hedhogs, ducks and a coyote. But there are some bigger animals such as a Cow, deer, horse, donkeys, and pigs. It's not crowded, only takes an hour or... More 

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Thank 479kathyr
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is well kept and the staff is very friendly. The animal look healthy too. Our toddler loved it! It's small enough that you don't need a stroller to walk through a nd see everything. She was able to make it all the way through. I felt that it was mostly sunny but had a few shady spots to... More 

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Thank Staci B
Winfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 2 year-old to visit. He loved the duck ponds and the sheep. All of the animals are right up close and they have options to feed some of the animals.

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Thank antigone_42
Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cosley Zoo is a small zoo that is just the right size for toddlers and young children that may become overwhelmed at larger zoos. It has a small gift shop and snack stand, picnic tables for a picnic and a zoo animals. The zoo has seasonal events such as pumpkin and fall decorations and is lit up for the holidays.... More 

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