Milwaukee County Zoo

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Facility:Milwaukee County Zoo
Description:Recognized as one of the country's finest zoological attractions, the Milwaukee County Zoo serves as a resource to educate, entertain and inspire. The zoo houses 2,500 animals and is noted for first birth of polar bears and siamangs in captivity. The zoo is also home to the largest group of bonobos in one location outside their native Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is also home to two of the National Zoo's World Famous cheetahs.
Address 1:10001 W Blue Mound Road
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Zip Code:53226-4384
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Hours:Oct-April: 9-4:30; May-Sept: Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun and holidays: 9-6
Admission:Nov-Mar: Adult: $8.25, Junior (3 to 12): $5.25, Seniors $6.75 ; April-Oct: Adult: $9.75, Junior (3 to 12): $6.75, Seniors $8.75
Telephone:(414) 771-5500
Website:Visit Website
Elizabeth B, Co-op Member
This is a really good zoo with a lot of things to look at. Our favorite area is the small mammal building that has one area darkened for night animals. We find it fascinating to watch the bats and other animals you just don't get to see very often. We also like the aquarium here. It may not be as great as the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, but it is still one of the most interesting parts of the zoo trip. This is a must-see. We go every year.
Starla Robbins, Co-op Member
This is the best zoo around the area. It is very big. They even have camels. You can see just about any animal you want here. Very educational field trip.
Laurie, Co-op Member
We love this zoo! We got a zoo pass and go several times spring-fall. The zoo has a train you can ride around, but it gives more of a scenic tour of the zoo. You can't really see the zoo animals from the train. There is also a ski lift, a zip line, and other activities. Young children love the family farm where you can go into the goat pen and feed the goats. There is also a playground area in the family farm. And perhaps the best part of the family farm area is the dairy barn where you can get hand-dipped ice cream! I don't know if I could really say we have a favorite part of the zoo, though. The variety of animals at this zoo is impressive.
Sarah H., Co-op Member
Terrific zoo in a pretty easy to get to location. Parking is available for a fee. There are several free admission days, but I strongly suggest that you only use those during the colder months - during the summer, the free admission days are PACKED and a challenge to navigate. The annual family pass is reasonably priced and makes the zoo a little easier to get around - you can really spend a good amount of time in each section on different days, rather than try to see the whole zoo in one day.
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