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Racine Zoo

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Small Zoo - Good value for the price

The Racine Zoo is roughly a rectangular plot of parkland nearly right on Lake Michigan that is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave C
Great time

Had a great time. While not the largest, the exhibits were done well and the animals seemed well... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
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Nestled on the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Racine Zoo is home to some of the world's most remarkable and endangered wildlife. Enjoy our many interactive exhibits and animal encounters including Walkabout Creek, Barnyard Safari...more
2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
+1 262-636-9189
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Racine zoo is smaller, but that's what I love. I get a pass for $50 and take my kids probably 10-15 times a year. There's enough animals they'll recognize that it makes it great for young kids. There's also a ton of inexpensive activities....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Racine Zoo is roughly a rectangular plot of parkland nearly right on Lake Michigan that is maybe 1/8-mile across by 1/4-mile. It is optimal for families with small children - maybe under age 8 or so. The price is great - we paid $7...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Had a great time. While not the largest, the exhibits were done well and the animals seemed well cared for. Entry price was great and the layout was well done. I had not been here since I was a small child so it was interesting...More

Thank 2FarAwayFromHome
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a nice little zoo that is not as expensive or crowded as the bigger zoos. The Good: - Only $8 per adult for admission - Decent amount of zoo animals - Lots of kids playgrounds - No crowds and lots of open space...More

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed October 4, 2018

If you are used to big city zoos, you won't find that here. However, you will find a clean, small zoo with beautiful pathways, interesting buildings, plenty of trees, and some lovely play areas. Our kids enjoyed it, and they also loved playing at the...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I've been going to this zoo my whole life, it's never going to get any better! They now charge to get in there what a joke!

Thank doughboy64
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We made the short drive from the Great Lakes Recruit Training Center in Illinois to go to this zoo. Yes, it is small but the varitety of animals at this zoo is large! We were there right about at opening time and it was a...More

Thank Lori F
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The zoo is small but has nice walkways and a lot of space for families to play or picnic. I would consider this zoo more like a park with some animals.

Thank SirlesT
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We stopped by here on a Wed. for approx. 2 hours. We fed the giraffes. Bring cash; it was $2. It was a good afternoon, and we were glad we went.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I took my nieces to the Racine zoo, and we had a great time. Many of the old buildings that I remember from my childhood are still there, but all the exhibits have been updated with natural habitats. The train was a team, but my...More

Thank MaryT98
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Response from Natalie A | Reviewed this property |
According to their site wheelchair rentals are $5, electric wheelchairs are $25.