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Ochsner Park Zoo

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903 Park St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1927
+1 608-355-2760
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Small Zoo in Baraboo, Wisconsin

This is a small zoo with a park adjacent. There is no admission charge, just a donation box. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peterglassman
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Schaumburg, Illinois
Great Zoo

Spent the morning at Circus World, stopped for a picnic lunch at Ochnsner Park and took a walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony T
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3-acre zoo featuring over 20 animal species, including River Otter, Black Bear, Gray Wolves, Lynx, Llama, Prairie Dogs, White Tail Deer, Snowy Owl, Capuchin Monkey and more! Free admission 365 days a year.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“prairie dogs” (18 reviews)
“otter exhibit” (5 reviews)
“small variety” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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903 Park St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1927
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+1 608-355-2760
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"prairie dogs"
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"otter exhibit"
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"rescued animals"
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"circus world"
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"bears"
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"lynx"
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"playground"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small zoo with a park adjacent. There is no admission charge, just a donation box. It takes about an hour to see it all. The animals range in size from prairie dogs and owls up to bears and llamas. There are also...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the morning at Circus World, stopped for a picnic lunch at Ochnsner Park and took a walk through the zoo. It is a wonderful stop for families, we'll be back with the grandkids next weekend...after another morning at the circus! The zoo hosts an...More

Thank Tony T
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A place where kids from 1 to 100 love to come. Soon the Zoo will be adfing river otters. It is a small zoo but one that is beloved by residents from throughout Sauk County

1  Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

My husband and I were passing by when we saw the sign for Ochsner Zoo. Being huge animal lovers, we looked it up and were especially excited when we learned that the animals they house are rescued animals that cannot live in the wild. We...More

2  Thank kdvw4
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The kinds love it here. They can return many times. It's not a huge zoo, in fact it is small, which is nice. It is accessible, it is free, and a great way to pass time outdoors. It's much better then having the kids on...More

1  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Despite being small, they have a good group of animals. The prairie dog colony is worth it all by themselves. We saw one so fat he almost rolled. It is well maintained and in a lovely setting.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

This is a lovely little zoo. You can pet the turtle and feed the deer and other animals. The chicken roam free. It is a peaceful place. Be sure to bring the kids or the kid in you.

Thank EdithSie
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

How many small towns have a free zoo!!! It is very nice!! Snowy owls, a bear, and prairie dogs. Could watch them for a long time!! A great zoo and the price is sooooo right!! Many other animals too!! Highly recommend this site especially if...More

Thank rex m
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We live about an hour away and stop whenever we can at this hidden jewel in Baraboo. It's perfect for families with small kids. The zoo lends itself to toddler legs. There is a park nearby and Baraboo is a great town to spend an...More

1  Thank Colleen R
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

A free zoo in a small town that already has a number of tourist attractions is asking to be skipped, but I'm glad we didn't. They had a number of animals I would not have expected to see in a zoo this small, including bears,...More

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Tori S, General Manager at Ochsner Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed the zoo. Thanks for visiting and please stop back again!

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Bill K
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Tori S | Property representative |
We also have our own zoo Facebook page under Ochsner Park Zoo.
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tommarygilmore2013
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Tori S | Property representative |
I’m sorry we don’t have that service. Currently you can pull about 5’ from the entrance gate. We are a small zoo of only about 2 acreas with many benches for resting. Sorry we cannot be of more help.
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Elizabeth C
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Tori S | Property representative |
Yes, winter hours begin at the e d of October. 8:30-3 everyday even holidays.
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