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Cougar Mountain Zoo

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Address: 19525 SE 54th St, Issaquah, WA 98027-8676
Phone Number: +1 425 392 6278; +1 425 391 5508 (office)
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Wed - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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A small zoo, very enjoyable and low key. So much easier to actually see animals up close than big zoos.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 22, 2016
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I love treating my grandchildren to Cougar Mountain Zoo. It's perfect with children because it's small, walkable, interesting, educational, and you don't have to commit to an entire day for them to experience wildlife. The employees are available to answer questions and direct attention to special events taking place on the grounds.

1 Thank Paulene S
Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This zoo is perfect for little kids, but it's fun for older ones too. It's one of your favorite places to visit in Issaquah. My daughter loves the macaw and the sculptures are great!

Thank Giseli-issaquah
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is one of our favorite places to visit when we come to the area to see our grandchildren. The zoo is small enough for the young ones to navigate and offers interesting exhibits. You can see just about everything in a 2 hour visit.

Thank DKJNewYork
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

A small zoo, very enjoyable and low key. So much easier to actually see animals up close than big zoos.

Thank firsttimer60
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Glad we went, once is plenty, kids enjoyed bird show very much .... Habitat was not very natural but sculptures were great !

Thank Merilee G
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

This zoo is different from any other that I've been to. It is small and there is a good feeling about it. The staff is so informed and are stationed around the zoo to educate guests about the animals. I wouldn't plan to spend more than an hour or so there, but it is enjoyable. I particularly loved the birds... More 

Thank AlexGorno
Enumclaw, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this zoo! It's small and intimate and easy to navigate and has animals that aren't necessarily exotic but that you don't typically see at other zoos like the reindeer, wallabies, and macaws. And the perk that you get to feed some of them also adds to the fun. When you go, don't miss the little shows... More 

Thank EdPlateau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

You can see the animals up close but expensive for the small zoo. The distance from each animals are not far, you can walk around easily.

Thank mochanam
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We usually go to the Woodland Park Zoo. This zoo was much smaller, but the animals were very lively and engaging with the staff. The informational shows were interesting and kept our attention. The shows were about every half and hour. The Bengal tigers were incredible. The parking is free. Microsoft Prime gives a $2 discount per person.

2 Thank Mary Jane R
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have lived within 10 miles of The Cougar Mountain Zoo my entire life (50 years) and this was my first visit. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of animals and the accessibility and access to view them closely. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and nearly had the place to ourselves. It's an outstanding, top notch facility offering... More 

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