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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

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Good stop with kids

This poor zoo was decimated in a flood a while ago and many exhibits are still closed. But that... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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Butterfly House

We had a very enjoyable trip to Duluth's zoo. With two kids, 6 and 3, the smaller footprint was... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
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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...more
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7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Lake Superior Zoo is a cute little zoo nestled in Duluth. Compared to the Minnesota Zoo or the insanely larger San Diego Zoo, this is a quaint and fun little zoo well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ive been to the zoo many times over the years. It was sad with the flood how some of the exibits in the polar area are empty, but I know it will take a while for things to go back to how they were. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of indoor spaces to see animals on a not so nice weather day. But if you happen to hit a good weather day, lots of exhibits outdoors as well. priced right. fun day.

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Given the unpredictability of Duluth's weather, we strive to have a strong mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and experiences! Thank you for your review, your feedback is important to us.

Reviewed August 8, 2018

This poor zoo was decimated in a flood a while ago and many exhibits are still closed. But that doesn't mean you should skip it. There is still lots to see here inside and out. Some things they pull out so you can touch, there...More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks for making time to post your review! We're really working hard to put that flood behind us and revitalize the areas damaged by it. We're really excited to be raising the funds to start renovating the Polar Shores complex into a new Bear Country...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

This zoo was a great stop on vacation! We especially enjoyed the nocturnal exhibit. The zoo is not huge, but the exhibits are very well laid out and interesting. The animals are obviously well taken care of and loved.More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our little zoo! Our nocturnal area is a source of great pride for us. The nocturnal keepers have a cool job, managing all those night-dwellers! Our keeper staff invests their hearts into the animals in their care, so...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable trip to Duluth's zoo. With two kids, 6 and 3, the smaller footprint was easy to cover everything in a couple hours. By comparison, they're usually worn out after only one or two sections of the Minnesota Zoo. The highlight...More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thanks for making time to post a review! We appreciate the feedback from our visitors. Our butterfly house is proving to be a huge hit with visitors... I"m glad you got to see it before the season ends! Our small footprint gives us opportunity to...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018

After 7 or 8 trips to Duluth, we decided to finally visit the zoo. It will more than likely be a one time visit for us, unless they really improve their animal selections. There just isn't much here. A small exhibit with kangaroos and wallabys....More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thanks for taking time to post your review. We consider the comments of our visitors, and appreciate the feedback. Knowing that we're a small regional zoo is helpful for setting expectations... we have over 300 animals here, of over 100 species, and we put a...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

My husband, myself and our 2 children(2 year old and 2 month old) went to this zoo on our family vacation. We were so disappointed. There were only a handful of animals and you had to walk so far between each exhibit. The grounds were...More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for taking time to post your review. Visitor feedback helps us evaluate what we do and how we do it! I'm sorry to hear that you were expecting something different than what we offer! We take pride in our beautiful, natural landscape, and...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

There was only a handful of animals outside. The entire bear exhibit is closed. The lions cage is so small I think it is cruel. The only redeeming quality was the nocturnal exhibit and the few birds that were inside. The nocturnal exhibit had bats,...More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for taking time to post your review. Visitor feedback is what keeps us sharp. If you would like to address your concerns and clarify some of your misunderstandings, please feel free to call the gift shop and ask for a manager! We hate...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Pretty pricey but nice. Would have been nicer to be able to ed the animals in the petting zoo portion with more animals. Train ride is pretty short for the price.More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a review. We are always considering the input we get from our visitors. As the lowest priced attraction here in Duluth, we feel that the value one receives from a $10 ticket is high. Our visitors experience the...More

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Rajaaram P
December 20, 2015|
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Response from Corey L | Property representative |
Sorry about the late reply to this question. The zoo is open from 10-4 on Th-M during the winter months. From May 1 - October 31 we are open 10-5, every day of the week. Also, we will be open later into the evenings on... More
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