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Address: 2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106-3908
Phone Number: +1 406-652-8100
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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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Love our small town zoo

The zoo is a great family activity. The scenery is great and the animals are fun to watch. The grizzly bears are our favorite to watch.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ashland, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very family-friendly zoo. We decided to get the yearly pass and it paid for itself in less than 4 visits. Have an hour? Great place to take a walk. Have an afternoon? A great chance to really study a particular animal. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and obviously care for the animals.

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MT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo is a great family activity. The scenery is great and the animals are fun to watch. The grizzly bears are our favorite to watch.

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Thank trucktripper7
Central, ND
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Nothing special about the zoo but as with all zoo's it is nice to see the animals. Bengal tigers were really nice to look at. Road in and parking lot need so much needed repairs.

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

Thank you for the visit and review! We like to think we are different from other facilities due to our natural layout, large expansive exhibits and unique approach to how and why we choose our animals (45th parallel only and animals in need). So the tigers are Amur tigers, or Siberians, native to the northern reaches of Russia and China.... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed taking my parents to the zoo. I would have to say that mornings is the best time to go during the summer.

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1 Thank DeliaW2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We have always loved the Montana Zoo! Recently got to attend a birthday party for my niece. They have a separate birthday building with a play area and the cost was reasonable and allowed entrance to the zoo all day. The kids LOVED the time we spent there. We got a special presentation in the barn with the big draft... More 

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Mankota, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The zoo is located in a beautiful setting, and is an enjoyable 45-60 minute walk. There is some construction going on, but overall, we had a nice walk around.

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Billings, Montana
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159 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

It had been a couple years since I had been to the zoo and decided to take the kiddos for a couple hours. They have been making steady improvements in the last couple of years. The new director has definitely breathed new life into the zoo and the improvements are coming as money allows. This is a really nice place... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words. I love that you notice the progress! We are working really hard to bring this place back, so your words mean the world to us all! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Billings, Montana
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is a perfect way to spend a couple of hours and get a bit of exercise in too. It isn't a large zoo but is pretty big for a small town like Billings. It has a broad range of different kinds of animals and exhibits with information and facts about each one. It is a bit spread out so... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and review! We appreciate your understanding as to why things are spread out. We don't what that packed feeling either! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Billings, Montana
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

A small but impressive zoo that has something for everyone. Tigers, bears, children's section, educational areas, beautifully landscaped, nice walking paths, great place for events, weddings.

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

Thank you so very much for your kind words. All of us here at the Zoo appreciate them very much! Thanks for coming by! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Byron, Wyoming, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I took my 2 year granddaughter and we spent the afternoon at ZooMontana. It was very enjoyable. The bears were playing the pool. The tigers were wrestling with each other. There is quite a bit of shade which was especially nice on a hot afternoon in July. Value is good for the price of admission. It is growing and expanding... More 

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

Thank you for coming by and for the review! We look forward to seeing you again! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

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