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Address: 2100 South Shiloh Road, Billings, MT 59106
Phone Number: 14066528100
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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 Zoo to visit

This is a very nice small zoo to visit. We went during the middle of the day so most of the animals were sleeping. However, the beaver did come up to see us close up! Go either... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Libradisney
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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the zoo with my daughter, son-in-law and 9 month old grandson. It was reasonably priced and had wonderful animals. We also enjoyed the Sensory Garden and gift shop. I would highly recommend this zoo to all visitors with kids!

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1 Thank hgillette1
Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your visit and wonderful review! I love hearing you had a great time! We look forward to your next visit! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice small zoo to visit. We went during the middle of the day so most of the animals were sleeping. However, the beaver did come up to see us close up! Go either early or late in the day.

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

Thank you for coming out and for the review! You are exactly right, mornings are definitely the best times to come, especially in the summer, before the heat of the day takes over. Remember, we are open year round, so I love getting folks out here int he fall and winter. Lots of activity then! We look forward to seeing... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this zoo a couple years ago and loved it, so we decided to return. We love all the green space and the animals were quiet active each visit. This visit a few areas were bring upgraded or changed which is a bummer but we still love the zoo and the people are super friendly as well. I do... More 

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

Thank you for coming back! And for your review! Sorry that a few areas were being updated, we're growing leaps and bounds out here! I am happy to report that we are in the process of developing a new docent program to get volunteers out on grounds ore to interact with you, the visitor! We are always making sure to... More 

Minot, North Dakota
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small and reasonably priced zoo. Everything looked nice, the enclosures looked clean and the animals looked healthy. A few of the animals were no shows, but there's not much that can be done about that. The sensory garden was beautiful. The visitors center is small but has some cool animal exhibits in it too. Our small kids loved... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and review! If you are in the area during the fall or winter months, I encourage a visit then as well. Those are the times we see some extra activity in the animals! See you next time! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ZooMontana a small, but good zoo considering it is privately funded. They have nice exhibits and habitats, a new playground, and they are working on a new event pavilion. If you're expecting a large zoo with hundreds of animals, you're looking in the wrong place. But if you're looking for a nice place to take the kids for a few... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Perfectly said. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks for the support! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

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114 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to a lot of US zoos during my lifetimes, so I am a little jaded. I think that the staff of ZooMontana has done some really good work at improving what was a very disappointing experience a few years ago. Kudos to the new management. Keep improving! It is a little pricey to get into for such a... More 

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

Thank you for giving us another try. We have come a long way in five years, so we appreciate you noticing that. Due to our funding structure, our growth has to be much slower than other Zoos, (no public/tax funding). With that said, the support has been incredible and we are finally moving in the right direction. We look forward... More 

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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little zoo is definitely worth a visit. The animals and grounds are all obviously well kept. It is so wonderful to take a leisurely stroll through this zoo weather you are with your family, as a couple or even just by yourself to get away from it all, without leaving Billings. The we saw almost every animal out and... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your visit and kind review! We love your support! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zoo MT has come a long way thanks to Jeff Ewelt. It is totally worth the trip and the kids can happily spend most of the day there. Their animal experiences are growing and there are so many things to do and see.

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

Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate them. We certainly wouldn't be where we are at without the great team! We appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Black Eagle, Montana, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My husband and children walked the zoo and enjoyed seeing all the animals the visitor center is the gift shop and also has animals in there also

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

Thank you so very much for your visit and review. We are thankful you stopped in! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

Gillette, Wyoming
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We were in town for some shopping and a trip to the zoo was a nice little break, especially for my 5 year old! It was small enough that it didn't take up our entire day. I believe we were there 1 1/2-2 hours, which included time at the playground. It felt more like an animal sanctuary than a zoo,... More 

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1 Thank abbyleigh85
Jeff E, General Manager at ZooMontana, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! So glad you made a visit, we appreciate it! Sorry you saw different prices, everything we see it's updated, however, sometimes google can get it wrong. Our apologies. Glad those Beavers gave you a show, they are crafty little things! Jeff Ewelt Executive Director ZooMontana More 

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