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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

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Address: 7210 Fremont Street, Duluth, MN 55807
Phone Number: +1 218-730-4500
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round...

Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round recreational opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. This zoo features animals from around the world. You'll find Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, African Lions, Brown Bears, Kangaroos, Gray Wolves, plus a variety of birds, reptiles, primates and barnyard animals.

The Lake Superior Zoo is situated on 16 acres of rocky hills, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. Visit our website for information on our educational camps and programs, upcoming events and how you can host an event at the zoo.

 

Open Daily All Year Long.

June - September 9am - 5pm and October - May 10am - 4pm

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Duluth Zoo

This a a nice place for those of you who enjoy animals but not the long walks and lines. Small zoo but good place for a family outing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rancho Cucamonga
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Fort Worth, Texas
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't want people to not go and it hurt the animals but this was a sad zoo... there were only a few animals and tons of exhibits closed and construction everywhere. Maybe improvements are coming I sure hope so but even the Lions were in WAY to small an area for 3... it upset me. Please let them know... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This a a nice place for those of you who enjoy animals but not the long walks and lines. Small zoo but good place for a family outing.

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Thank Shamamoto
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Usually go to Como Zoo but decided to drive north instead. This is a small zoo. Quite a lot of walking for few animals to view. They charge minimal amount to get in but I still think Como is a much nicer zoo.

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Monee, Illinois
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't visit zoos very often, and I'm glad I decided to visit this one. Mainly I stopped because they have elongated penny machines and that's what I collect. Usually I get my pennies and go. But this time I wanted to see the zoo and was not in any way disappointed. My favorite animal was the lemur. He was... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were some great animals and even tarantulas which were great. The monkeys were the best. It was a little disappointing as there were several areas that had been closed due to flooding but that was something they couldn't control.

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GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for making time to post a review - we value every bit of feedback we get! Our Polar Shores complex will be getting a makeover in the , and be transformed into a gorgeous bear habitat! Architects are working on the design specifics, and fundraising efforts are under way. We are SO EXCITED for the project to begin!... More 

Hanover, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice zoo. However the unfortunate part is they're still trying to recover from the storms from 2012. They are still lacking a lot of animals. I would make it a point to go because it's showing my support to help them rebuild overtime.

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Thank llc1175
GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you for showing your support and visiting our zoo! You're right, we are in a time of transition, as our new plan has recently been approved, and the 'behind the scenes' work is already underway. It's not the 'fun' stuff that is easy to see (like demolition and construction), it's the fundraising, infrastructure work, prep work and... More 

Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An affordable zoo that doesn't nickel and dime you to death. Lots of various animals for the kids to ooh and ahh over. Plan to bring a picnic lunch, or head there after eating. The food options were not good. We were able to bring a bag in with snacks and waters. Takes about 3-4 hours to get through, so... More 

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GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our goal is to have affordable admission and reasonably priced amenities and extras, so it's good to hear that you left feeling that way! I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed by our cafe food. We strive to provide high quality foods - our hotdogs are 100% grassfed beef, locally produced by Minnesota’s own... More 

Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to the Lake Superior Zoo since I was a kid. It was fun to go again now that I'm older and not so afraid of the things there! :) I was so happy to see that the bear in the basement is still there! I had a picture of me there as a kid and just got... More 

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GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! It's so good to hear that you had a great time here! Our nocturnal building IS one of our points of pride - the species variety and exhibitry are evidence of our keepers' many talents and passions! We work hard to be a place that makes our visitors comfortable, so it's great to hear... More 

GRAND FORKS
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo doesn't have as many animals as I expected. It's a smaller zoo and I guess they were flooded a few years ago so some of the habitats haven't been rebuilt yet. We went here just adults because we had a couple hours to kill and I always loved the zoo but I think this definately would be fun... More 

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GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

Thanks for making time to leave a review, we do love to hear from our visitors. Kids of all ages love our animal collection of over 300 animals of over 100 species! Even as a smaller zoo, we are continuously looking for new animals that are a good fit for the space and resources that we have. We've got some... More 

Shell Lake, WI
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lake superior zoo is a nice little zoo to visit. It is very clean and has a variety of exhibits. It doesn't have a lot of animals and reptiles, but a petty good sampling. they do have a beautiful Tiger and some lions; lots of small animals - fox, wallaby, monkeys; turtles, fish reptiles, some snakes; interesting spiders; bats,... More 

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GSJulie, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our zoo! Thank you for taking the time to write your review - visitor feedback is important to us, and helps guide our decision making in the future. We're in the beginning stages of some exciting renovations to our footprint and exhibits, so please come back to see our progress! More 

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