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Truly a wild place to hang out, this free zoo, located inside Vilas Park, features animals from around the world including African lions, South American alpacas and tortoises from the Galapagos Islands.
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This was a nice little zoo with a darling children's section and a beautiful new merry-go=round. Unfortunately , some of the attractions were not available , which was disappointing. Obviously, it can't compare with a zoo like the Portland zoo, but the fact that it...More
This is a free zoo . It’s a tiny little zoo and it’s very well kept up . Very well landscaped , paths are blacktopped & are in excellent shape , great shade trees throughout . There are strollers at the entrance . There is...More
Lots of recent renovations make this a great FREE activity. A unique carosel (costs extra) is a highlight for my kids. They also have a train, gem mining and goat feeding for a small fee.
During summer months, bring a lunch and stop across the...More
Free zoo with free parking so what more can you want?.animals seemed to be as well kept as any decent zoo(seen better,but seen many more worse [or much worse-was in Russia last year] ),went late August mid week,so parked no problem at 9.30am.filled 2hrs .
We really enjoyed this zoo. The zoo is very clean and we enjoyed seeing a wide variety of animals. Many of the animals were very active. We especially enjoyed watching the polar bears playing in the water! Great way to spend the day!
What? A free zoo, not possible! This one is! Great variety of animals, large and small. Especially the badger exhibit! Since it's free spent a hour, go through quickly or take your time and spent the day. Donations are welcomed in any amount. Parking can...More
These days few things of any real value are free. The Henry Vilas Zoo is a Madison, WI jewel. Family fun for kids and adults of all ages. Whether a short couple hour visit or an all day adventure you’re sure to enjoy your time...More
The zoo is pleased to make strollers and wheelchairs available for visitors to rent at the zoo gift shop in the fall, spring and summer seasons. The cost is a $10 deposit (you will get $5 back upon returning the stroller or... More
The zoo is pleased to make strollers and wheelchairs available for visitors to rent at the zoo gift shop in the fall, spring and summer seasons. The cost is a $10 deposit (you will get $5 back upon returning the stroller or wheelchair to the gift shop). You must also leave a driver's license, which you will get back upon returning the stroller or wheelchair. Strollers and wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis.