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Address: 2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106-3908
Phone Number: 14066528100
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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ZooMontana is a zoological and botanical garden and educational facility...

ZooMontana is a zoological and botanical garden and educational facility dedicated to the conservation of wildlife throughout Montana and the 45th parallel of earth. ZooMontana cares for over 100 animals of 51 different species, including wolves, grizzly bear, otter, eagles, and Lynx. Located in the picturesque tourist destination of Billings, MT, ZooMontana offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about Yellowstone ecosystem fauna through direct observation, interpretive displays, and experiential educational programs. Annually, community and educational programs serve over 12,000 students and over 100,000 visitors, most of whom hail from the northern Rockies. Led by a 16 member staff, ZooMontana enjoys strong community support through volunteerism, donations, and outreach.

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Nice relaxing small zoo

Know it's not a big zoo but for Billings MT it's nice, it's so beautiful there, nice calm and peaceful, it's like a nature walk and a animal sanctuary all in one. Seems like a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kimberly S
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Know it's not a big zoo but for Billings MT it's nice, it's so beautiful there, nice calm and peaceful, it's like a nature walk and a animal sanctuary all in one. Seems like a lot of maintenance and construction though maybe their adding on I hope so and a lot of the animals get up close which is nice.... More 

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1 Thank Kimberly S
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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909 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 688 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those places you have to place in perspective. It is, according to their literature, the only zoo/botanical garden in Montana. Therefor it's the best by default. We get spoiled by bigger zoos with more animals in other parts of the country. For myself, the small size and rolling landscape were a blessing to my sore foot,... More 

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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will enjoy this zoo if you don't try to compare it to big city zoos. There are a good number of animals to see and it is laid out nicely. In addition to the animal exhibits there is a fun animal themed playground for kids and a garden with a peaceful seating area. It is clear that they are... More 

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1 Thank Kristin S
Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your visit and wonderful review. I can't echo enough what you said, "please don't compare us to a big city zoo". We have such a different set up and due to the lack of a city/county/state funding structure, things here are done on a much slower pace. Thank you for recognizing that. We look... More 

Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility is clean and easy to get around and view the animals. The animals are well kept and easy to view. There are inside and outside viewing areas with adequate facilities to handle handicapped as well. Staff are knowledgable and easy to approach. I would recommend the zoo visit for all ages.

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1 Thank jmel2n
Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff! I look forward to your next visit! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Billings, Montana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

clean, well attended animals in a unique setting of natural habitat for a good variety of animals from africa, india, asia,,and north america, which include monkeys, tigers, lions, snakes, wolves, bears, otters, large birds, eagles, giant millipedes, bighorn sheep, lynx, tarantula spiders , owles, aracaris, and to top it off a lot of great restaurants, and motels all within one... More 

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Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and great review! So glad you had a great time. We look forward to your next visit! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Sidney, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ZooMontana is not only a good zoo, it is a really swell place to be! The paths thru the trees between the exhibits, the farm area with petting and feeding animals, several picnic tables and benches, the gardens, oh, yeah, and the zoo animals. Grizzly bears, tigers, wolves and many more. Plus, they have lots of special activities at the... More 

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Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We certainly have a lot going on out here! By the way, I may just use that tag line of yours, "ZooMontana, a swell place to be"! Love it! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Billings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had out of state company with youngsters who really had a great time seeing the animals. Most of them were viable and fun to watch

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Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! I'm happy to hear you made the stop! And yes, we can certainly keep those little ones entertained! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Williston, North Dakota
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Billings on vacation we decided to check out the Zoo. Upon arriving, it almost seems like they were only 1/2 open. There was no ticket booth open, just a sign that asked you walk into their gift shop around the corner & pay for your admission. Once inside & paid up, I had to ask for a receipt... More 

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Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Well shucks, I'm sorry to hear that your experience was substandard. During our off season, (which has begun), we limit our staffing and often have guests some into the gift shop to purchase their admission. Just trying to be responsible with the budget. We are aware that occasionally, some folks walk in without paying. However, until we are able to... More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time just walking around and enjoying the quiet atmosphere. So relaxing. I really enjoy the tigers and wolves.

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1 Thank Hope G
Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your visit and wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Billings, Montana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love walking around and seeing the animals. The bears are my favorite! The beauty of Montana is all around this Zoo is very special to Billings, Mt

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Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We look forward to having you back!! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

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