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Potter Park Zoo

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1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
+1 517-483-4222
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Wonderful animal exhibits

Potter Park Zoo is fun, educational and interesting for all ages. Additionally it has many special... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2016
MaChan H
Lansing, Michigan
A great place to take the kids or family

The Lansing Region is so blessed to have this zoo in the middle of the City of Lansing, near... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2016
Lansing, Michigan
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Visit more than 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered, including Black Rhinos, Siberian Tigers, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
+1 517-483-4222
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

Potter Park Zoo is fun, educational and interesting for all ages. Additionally it has many special events during the year and a host of places throughout the park to gather in small or large groups for special celebrations

1  Thank MaChan H
Reviewed February 17, 2016

The Lansing Region is so blessed to have this zoo in the middle of the City of Lansing, near downtown and on the wonderful River Trail. While I am not a huge fan of keeping animals locked up outside of their natural environment, this place...More

Thank gfmsugrad
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Potters Park is a nice place, but it seems like every time were there several exhibits are "under construction". It's very disappointing. We do like the atmosphere and it's nice to be able to picnic by the river.

1  Thank Billie D
Reviewed February 9, 2016

This zoo is not a bad find in a small town like Lansing. There are some exotic animals and the national animal exhibits are lovely. The barnyard exhibit is always a big hit for my children as well as the big tortoise. Its very inexpensive...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy visiting the Potter Park zoo. The zoo packs in many animals in many different settings is so unlike many zoos that I visited. I get bored at the Detroit zoo and seldom spot a animal but at thePotter Park zoo you never...More

Thank Johnshadows1
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Potter Park Zoo is an ideal size for lil ones. It is a half day leisurely trek. Babies sleep on the way home. Granddaughters favs are the Sea Otters, penquins, monkeys and rhino. We usually pack a picnic. We always save time to at at...More

Thank Prankstermary1
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Since the city of Lansing gave up ownership of the Zoo, things have changed greatly. New displays, animals and buildings! However, it still has retained several of its old standby displays that we remembered seeing when we were young...1950s....Our 5 year old grandson loved it!

Thank Ricci E
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Meijer zoo days are the best. Its cheap to get in and lots of activities for the children to participate in

Thank MiMischa
Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is my second year coming to Potter Park Zoo on New Year's Day. Not that many things are open on New Year's Day but it is open for only $2 per person. It is not crowded and enough of the animals are on display...More

Thank nrocpop
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Nice place to spend the afternoon without grandma and grandpa getting worn out from walking. Beware of the lions if you get too close they will spray you! Great place to spend an afternoon.

Thank maybeedad
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Heather S
July 2, 2017|
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Response from rlegal78 | Reviewed this property |
Resident Adult $6.00 Non-Resident Adult $11.00 Resident Senior (60+) $5.00 Non-Resident Senior $10.00 Children (Ages 3-12) $4.00 Children under 3 FREE
December 28, 2016|
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Response from SuperMolly02 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I'm not sure. I've never been there in the winter.
April 10, 2016|
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Response from Ronald E | Reviewed this property |
The Zoo is open year round, and most of the animals can be seen, either in their inside compounds or outside in large containment areas that are designed to look natural. With the weather turning mild this week, I would... More