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“Great Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Henry Vilas Zoo

Henry Vilas Zoo
Ranked #3 of 95 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.
Shawano, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Zoo”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great place for both kids and adults, large variety of different animals, everything was clean and well-maintained. Would definitely visit again!

Visited June 2014
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Lodi, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great day out with the kiddos”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Where else can you take your kids for an entire day of entertainment for free? There are continuously updating this zoo, so there is almost always something new. Great Zoo!

Visited April 2014
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I love this Zoo”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

You gotta love Henry Vilas Zoo. It's great to walk around whether you're there with adults or children. It's completely free admission, but please give 'em a donation when you're there. They're worth it!

Visited June 2013
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Wisconsin
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136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's FREE. Lots of animals, go during the week to avoid the stroller and wagon crowd. Parking is a pain.

Visited May 2014
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USA
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297 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“A Good Zoo That's Also a Free Zoo”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Pros: FREE!!! Yes, a zoo that's free! That perk aside, it has a wide variety of animals, including an aviary and a reptile house. It also had African Penguins, a tiger, giraffes, and other large animals.

Cons: Very small. The parking lot is ridiculously small and is also for the neighboring park. Had to park a few blocks away and walk.

Visited May 2014
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