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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

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Address: 7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
Phone Number: +1 218-730-4500
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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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Small zoo but the monkey area is great!

We noticed that is a pretty small zoo with not a great variety of animals. However, the park was fairly clean and not crowded. We enjoyed the monkey area the most. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Janis N
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Danville, Iowa, United States
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Danville, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We noticed that is a pretty small zoo with not a great variety of animals. However, the park was fairly clean and not crowded. We enjoyed the monkey area the most. We were disappointed that so many areas were closed (due to a flood were told).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It didn't have much to see. Depending how fast you walk your done within 30 minutes. Not many animals to see. Not really worth it. I went once it was ok than I came back about a year later and there was less animals and had a part closed down. So not really fun. Would rather go to apple valley... More 

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minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used to have a family pass and would go here at least every couple weeks. It was great for young kids. Now it is completely boring and not worth the price of admission since the polar bear and seals are gone. It is probably fine for younger kids, but if you are an adult you will be bored.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best zoo we've been too. Low cost to to get in and free parking. Located before downtown so it's easy to get too. The only downside is they are still recovering from the flood a few years back so some exhibits are closed (polar bear, otters). Hands on section for kids as well as a petting zoo. Make sure to... More 

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

Thanks for making time to post your review! We are proud of our little zoo - our collection of over 300 animals of over 100 species is a great representation of the animals of the world, and our participation in several SSP (species survival program) is something that we take great pride in. We've got an exciting newly approved master... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a bit to see here for such a little zoo. Anyone from MN familiar with the St. Paul Como zoo, it's probably similar in the amount of animals you can see, but there is a cost to get into this zoo. There was a devastating flood in this zoo a few years ago (a small creek runs through the... More 

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

Thank you for making the time to post a review. We are in a great time of transition, with a newly approved master plan, a redesigned creek to significantly reduce the chance of flooding, and the green light to start working on our new plan!! It won't be a fast process, but we are really excited to get started. Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo may not be as big as Como, but it has a lot more heart! The admission price was really reasonable (especially compared to the aquarium) and the staff were very pleasant. Although their polar bear exhibit is still closed, one of the staff said that they have plans in the works to change it. They seemed genuinely happy... More 

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

Thanks so much for making the time to post a review! We're so pleased to hear that you felt the passion and dedication that our staff holds for this zoo! Though we're in a time of transition, which is never fun, we are an optimistic bunch that is invested heavily in providing a great visitor experience through the time of... More 

Mpls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for the whole family! Beautiful Tiger, Lion and Lynx but so much more. The nocturnal exhibit, including Pallas Cats, little foxes, tiny owls and tiny black monkeys alone is worth the trip. The same building houses a pack of Lemurs and another gorgeous primate, little black and white monkeys. So much fun. Sadly, the polar bear exhibit is still... More 

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

Thanks so much for making time post your review. We're glad to hear that your visit was fun and stimulating! We're super excited to start work on our new master plan, and renovating the storm-damaged areas into beautiful new jewels in the heart of our zoo! Come back to monitor our progress, and thanks again for visiting the Lake Superior... More 

Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Zoo is worth the trip, it is recovering nicely and have some nice exhibits only seen in Duluth. The nocturnal exhibit is very good for the size of zoo it is.

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

Thanks so much for your review! We loooove our nocturnal building, it's definitely a visitor favorite! So glad to hear that you enjoyed it as well! We appreciate you taking the time to post a review! More 

Motley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice small zoo. We hiked a little around by the waterfalls, probably our favorite activity there. Snow Leopard and Tiger were our favorite animals. Very sad to see the Polar Bear exhibit is still closed.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We sure miss our polar bears as well! Immediately after the flood, the polar shores complex was inside the flood plain, which prohibited us from putting animals back into the area. In addition, severe damage was done to the structure that makes it unable to hold marine mammals anymore. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we went the zoo was still showing effects from when duluth flooded. Lots of empty enclosures but that didn't stop us. Really loved the wallaby and Kangaroo enclosure! We were able to get very close to them. Loved the Australian area as well! Had a nice gift shop as well.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are in a great time of transition, with a newly approved master plan, a redesigned creek to reduce the chance of flooding, and the green light to start working on our new plan!! It won't be a fast process, but we are really excited to get started. We do... More 

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