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“Love, love, love the Lincoln Children's Zoo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lincoln Children's Zoo

Lincoln Children's Zoo
Ranked #6 of 63 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Lincoln Children's Zoo is rated among the best zoos for children by Parent Magazine and is home to over 400 animals, including the world's smallest monkeys (pygmy marmosets), ring-tailed lemurs, dromedary camels, red pandas, meerkats, and more!. Over 40 of our animals are endangered, including the Humboldt Penguin, Amur leopard and Matschie's tree kangaroo. Featuring interactive Zoofari stations with Larry the Cable Guy, up-close animal encounters and the historic ZO&O Railroad, the Zoo is the perfect destination for the entire family. Lincoln Children's Zoo's mission is "to enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things."
Lincoln, Nebraska
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330 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Love, love, love the Lincoln Children's Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our family has had a zoo membership for as long as I can remember (my parents' had one when I was growing up too). We love going to the zoo. Every year they add something new to the mix. They are very family friendly and have lots of great animals, beautiful gardens, and a wonderful butterfly pavilion. Don't hesitate to visit! Great for all! I sometimes go at lunch time and just take a quick walk around.

Visited August 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great 1/2 day zoo.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great zoo. My family bought a year membership pass since we live close. Great for small children. Lots of opportunities to get up and personal with animals. A previous review made it seem like the gibbons can interact (look inside purses or backpacks) with visitors. This is not the case as they are behind glass. They can be entertained and shown the contents of your bag through the glass. Always a favorite spot for my kids. The extra activities (train ride, feed the goats, pony rides) are all extra, separate from the entrance fee. The zoo caters toward young children.

Visited July 2013
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Lincoln
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69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Let the Monkeys look in your bag.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

A little fun tip, the Gibbons love to look inside of backpacks, purses, or at cell phone photos. Your kids will think this is really a neat thing to do. Also does not hurt to male a little hoo hoo sound to get them to come to the glass.

Visited August 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Childrens' Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

If you have children ages 2-10, they will love this place. Very interesting exhibits, friendly & enthusiastic staff, and a very enjoyable atmosphere. Adults can have fun too, but it's a must for kids; hence the name.

Visited August 2012
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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259 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great zoo for small children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great zoo for small children. Lots of opportunities to explore, but all the extras get pricey quick so bring cash for goat and llama feeding, pony rides, camel feeding, camel rides and train ride! When my children were little we used to go at least once a week but once each of them turned about 7 or 8 they quickly became bored with it.

Visited July 2013
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