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“Madison Zoo”
Review of Henry Vilas Zoo

Henry Vilas Zoo
Ranked #10 of 107 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Free! Free! Free! Great ZOO!!!!! Staff is friendly and very helpful!!! Also there is a nice park and lake just outside the zoo, close to state capitol!!

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The zoo is great for its size. What a fun place to walk with friends and family. I have frequented this zoo for over 30 years and watched it grow each year. Parking can be tight so carpools take a bus or arrive early. Free admission so support its success by donations.

Thank hellofromme123
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Vila Zoo is not the largest of zoos but it's just the right size for Madison. There is a surprisingly large number of animals housed at the zoo making for a really fun visit with families and small children. There's ample parking available and food can be purchased in the park.

Thank gadgetguy63
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This zoo is fantastic! They have made so many improvements over the years, it was a childhood staple for me and my kids grew up to love this zoo as well.

Thank Gerbes
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

The Vilas Zoo is a treat for Madison residents and visitors alike. A very good-sized zoo. I am amazed that they don't charge an entrance fee. It's very clean, the animals look to be in good shape, and it provides hours of entertainment. Parking can be a bit of a challenge though.

Thank BaJaLi
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