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Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm

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Pleasant time

We had two adults and an 11 year old child. We went right around the time they opened at 11am. They... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Lyndsey B
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Edgerton, Wisconsin
Our trip to the Petting Zoo

We had a wonderful time at the Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm last Thursday! My four year-old... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
gvenette
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Waukegan, Illinois
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Bear Den Zoo and petting farm is a family owned and operated zoo for over 30 years. You can get up close to some amazing exotic animals as well as local wildlife and farm favorites. We have several petting areas where you can enjoy personal time...more
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6831 Big Bend Rd, Hwy 164, Waterford, WI 53185-1801
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+1 262-895-6430
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We had two adults and an 11 year old child. We went right around the time they opened at 11am. They had baby bunnies,kittens,turkeys right when you got there that staff supervised and anyone could hold. We went through and paid ($10 per person) and...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm last Thursday! My four year-old granddaughter absolutely loved it. This is the perfect place for animal lovers!

1  Thank gvenette
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. For both couples and Families. Lots of animals to see and experience up front and close. The Lemurs were amazing. Definitely worth the price of admission, and the cost for the healthy animal food for the critters! I will tell...More

1  Thank Shyla J
beardenzoo, Keeper at Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you for the great review. Hope you come back soon!

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

My best friend and I stopped her on our way home on a trip. We're in our early 30's and we loved It! We held baby kittens, bunnies, chicks, lemurs, goats, and played with a Joey, a fawn, and a baby cow. Staff is super...More

1  Thank Kaylee K
beardenzoo, Keeper at Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you for the great review! It’s nice to come without the kids once in a while so you can enjoy playing with the animals yourself! Hope we see you soon!

Reviewed August 23, 2017

Loved this place! Very clean and well run. Maintained portable toilets, picnic tables, maintained grounds, etc.. We had a blast taking pictures, holding baby bunnies, chicks, rabbits, kittens, lemurs, and a joey. Lots of laughs and smiles (13 year old, 17 year old, and myself)....More

1  Thank Rachel K
beardenzoo, Keeper at Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you for your review. You’ll be happy to hear we expanded the bears habitat to include a big swimming pool, trees, platform, all on a grassy area. Now he has 4 different areas to do what he pleases. The wolves area is also in...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

I took my children to Bear Den when they were small and always enjoyed it. Today I took my grandchildren to Bear Den and was astounded to see how much it has grown. The animals are well cared for, are kept clean and are healthy...More

1  Thank dteachet
Reviewed July 3, 2017

We originally went to see and hold the lemurs, but enjoyed the entire zoo. Two nine-week-old twin lemurs played and jumped on us. In the same pen was a very sweet fawn. We cuddled several very young kids (baby goats), pet piglets, cows, chicks, bunnies,...More

1  Thank ColleenM2250
Reviewed June 14, 2017

My grandson ,who just turned two,and I really enjoyed this petting farm. I was amazed by how many animals were there. I would without a doubt visit here again and again. You can spend as much or as little time as you want. Not to...More

3  Thank sherry p
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I take my grandkids here a few times a year.....they range in ages from two to eighteen...they all love it! It is hands on with a lot of the animals. The lemurs are their favorite.

2  Thank Muktown
Reviewed February 25, 2017

It was a great experience with the animals that you can pet and hold, but for the ones sitting in the cages for their entire life just to be looked at is a very sad life! I received physical threats from workers when I mentioned...More

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beardenzoo, Keeper at Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

I’m sorry you had a bad experience at our zoo. I really hope no one in our family physically threatened you. We try to be kind with everyone who comes to visit. You’ll be happy to hear that the bears habitat has been enlarged to...More

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