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Address: 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
Phone Number: 262 636-9189
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Nestled on the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Racine Zoo is...

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, Norco Aviary, and our Giraffe Encounter where you get to feed our two Masai giraffes. It's easy to immerse yourself in our wild place. Open every day of the year.

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Fun Little Zoo

Such a fun zoo! The animals are easy to see which makes it fun for young and old alike. The setting is spectacular with Lake Michigan as a back drop. It's fun just to walk around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
karenb75
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to both Detroit & Toledo Zoos, Racine is much smaller, however, a very nice walk through with plenty to see! Kids thoroughly enjoyed all the animals! Would recommend Racine visitors to visit if they are looking for something to do!

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Thank kristenm14
Racine, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Racine Zoo was the setting for a recent Wisconsin Bar Association event. It was a wonderful venue with ADA accessibility and helpful staff. We were near the Zebra and Rhinoceros enclosures which added interest to the "meet and greet" styled event. The Racine Zoo is an affordable outing for people of all ages. It can also be rented for... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take a road trip to Racine to do something new and check out their zoo. It is free for children under 2 and costs $8/adult and $6 for child. We paid the full price. It is a nice sized zoo and fun for little ones to play in the little parks. We were excited to take out... More 

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Thank emmabee81
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun zoo! The animals are easy to see which makes it fun for young and old alike. The setting is spectacular with Lake Michigan as a back drop. It's fun just to walk around the trails! Enjoy on your next visit to Racine!

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Thank karenb75
Racine, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

It used to be one of the last free zoos in the country and relied on contributions, but the economy happened, so they charge a small fee and have a deal if you live in Racine County on certain days (call ahead or look on web site for info). It is a small zoo, but a nice variety of animals,... More 

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Thank stbrick
Racine, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Big Zoo feel in a small town. Worth the visit. Staff is super friendly and grounds are kept well manicured .

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Thank Patrick O
Franksville, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully located on Racine's lakefront! The staff is super friendly and helpful. Animals are well taken care of!! Perfect size zoo for smaller children with lots to do! Feed giraffes, pet goats, let a few birds land on your shoulders! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy!

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Thank megcamvacay
Racine, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Beautiful zoo, lots of interesting animals & birds including penguins. Located on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.

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Thank CheezheadRobin
Racine, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is the first time I have been to the Racine Zoo since they started charging an entrance fee. My daughter wanted to show off the Zoo to her husband and our new grandson. I have to give them a 5 stars rating ... just an excellent experience for my grandson with the Giraffe encounter. He loved the Lions and... More 

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Thank Wildwied
Freeport, Illinois
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I only gave 3 stars because I really don't like zoos. I get that they provide a valuable educational services and some of their animals are not fit to live in the wild, but their very existence bothers me. Having said that, Racine Zoo appears to have decent sized enclosures for most of their animals, and adequate care. It's a... More 

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