Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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, Kangaroos, Lemurs, Tamarins, 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
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Ron
12 contributions
Bad business and terrible zoo
Jun 2021 • Family
What a terrible experience my family had there. We came with our passes from the children's museum in Illinois, which is a part of the ASTC program, giving us free entry into the zoo. The ticket girl Marissa was incredibly rude, and refused to honor their passes. She gave me half off and said it was their policy. I showed her clearly in writing where it says it afforded me free entry and asked to be shown where it says in their policy half off. She refused and when I asked to speak to a manager she told me no. I had to go inside to speak to one. Needed up ruining our whole day, wouldn't reccommend this zoo to anyone.
Written June 10, 2021
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Michelle H
39 contributions
Disinterested employees
May 2021 • Couples
Probably one of the worst zoos we have ever been to. The employees looked bored and showed no signs of wanting to interact with guests.
They advertise a tiger, but never saw it.
We did enjoy the prairie dog exhibit.
This place is not handicapped friendly. We had problems because no doors had handicap assistance. Even though twice employees saw us struggle, they never bothered to help. There is also a very steep incline that my chair almost tipped.
I think it took us about 45 minutes to get thru it, there really isn't that much here.
All in all, it's not worth the admission fee and I would skip this one. Head to the aquarium, it's much more interesting.
Written May 22, 2021
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adrianna24sings
Traverse City, MI378 contributions
Worth Visiting, Great Zoo!
May 2021
So glad I was able to visit this wonderful zoo. An array of animals to observe, and great trails to follow to different spots of the zoo. Lots of exhibits outdoors and indoors too. I enjoyed all the animals and layout of the zoo. When in Duluth the Lake Superior Zoo is a fantastic place to add to your list of attractions to.visit. There's a really great gift shop too.
Written May 21, 2021
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jesser007
Houston, TX649 contributions
A lovely place to visit. Do not miss!
Apr 2021
First time to visit. All the staff were helpful and seemed genuinely interested in our day at the zoo. Exceed expectations. Highly recommend. Pidge at the Cafe is a rock star!
Written April 15, 2021
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zombienic
Minnesota1,141 contributions
What happened?
Aug 2020 • Couples
I used to love coming to this zoo. In 2012 I was hired for the summer and ended up staying until October of 2013. It was one of my favorite jobs. As many people know we had a tragic flood in 2012 so I had been at the zoo during the hardest time. I have not been back until a couple days ago. The zoo looks terrible! There is STILL construction going on 8 years later. The parking lot and walkways inside the zoo look like a tornado went through. The grounds are a mess and many of the animals are gone, even the ones that were still there after the flood. No wolves, no deer, the pond that used to be up by Australia with the Black Swan isn't even there anymore. Lots of empty overgrown spots! The zoo does have two cute new bears to replace the bear that used to be there. We thought they were in a new enclosure but they are just back where the old bear was, a sad dirt filled rocky area with no grass. The zoo has implemented a one-way walking system because of Covid. There are signs on every enclosure saying one family at a time and to observe 6ft distance. We were constantly surrounded by people who can't read. One extremely loud "country" family continued to come and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us, with no masks, so we had to keep walking away instead of enjoying the animals that were there. No train, no barnyard (we saw a couple goats but you can't pet or feed them), no playground, and the Griggs room where many animals are was also closed. To top it off you would think the price to get in would be less since there's only half of what should be there but we were charged $12 a piece. Definitely save your money and drive two hours south to either the Minnesota or Como Zoo. Heartbreaking as a former employee to see the zoo has gone so downhill.
Written August 31, 2020
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Theresa N
st paul32 contributions
Retirement Get Away
Aug 2020
Always have a fun time at the zoo. Not all paths were open but we still enjoyed the walk thru the zoo.
Written August 24, 2020
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BPuttkammer21
Cottage Grove, MN170 contributions
Wonderful stop for a family
Jul 2020
The zoo is following safety protocols for COVID. You get to follow the path, one way, but can go around as many times as you wish. The day we visited it was very quiet and for the most part we had the zoo to ourselves. It was very nicely taken care of and the staff were very friendly.
Written August 5, 2020
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Kevin
Waverly, MN35 contributions
Good zoo, even with COVID procedures.
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was our first time to the Lake Superior Zoo. It was a shame the COVID procedures were in places, because it would’ve been nice to see the whole thing instead of being confined to the one way path and only certain exhibits.

The zoo seemed to do a good job with what they had.

Our only complaint is that some of the walking paths and the parking lot were on extreme disrepair, with chunks of pavement completely coming apart or just plain missing.
Written July 3, 2020
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Courtney Anderson
Dayton, MN77 contributions
Its a zoo
Oct 2019
My boyfriend and I stopped here on a Sunday in late October. A lot of the outdoor exhibits were closed for the season so that was a bummer and a lot of the zoo was under construction. The lions were our favorite part since they were awake and walking around. They recently had a paint enrichment so they had colorful manes!
Written February 20, 2020
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SMD71
Gordon, WI6 contributions
Great location with Great attractions.
Feb 2020
Spent a half of the day here. For being winter time all exhibits were open for viewing. Awesome selection of exotic animals to view. can not wait to see the bear exhibit when completed.
Written February 11, 2020
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