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“A gift to families and the community”
Review of Vilas Park

Vilas Park
Ranked #36 of 97 things to do in Madison
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Owner description: Located on the shores of Lake Wingra, this park includes the Henry Vilas Zoo, an arboretum and a popular scenic beach.
Madison, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A gift to families and the community”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Thanks the the Vilas family trust, the zoo and Park cannot charge admission. Lunch isn't free, but the animals are. Vilas Park has had some great managers who made the Park a great place for families. A free zoo, a play area, the beach and lagoon...the only thing in short supply is, predictably,parking.

Visited July 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“nice park”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

open park with acres and acres to run nestled right next to the vilas zoo. and woderful for the whole family to picnic and play frizbee

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Thank russ1314
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Wisconsin
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Madison Zoo is one of the gems of the city.”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Always clean, friendly and inviting. Great family fun.

Visited May 2012
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Nice Zoo for Kids”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

A great variety of animals that are well cared for. Nice rides for the kids. Miss the elephants!!!

Visited July 2011
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Thank Kathy E
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Go”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Madison has great parks and this is one of them!You have to see this place.

Visited March 2011
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Thank Bill S
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