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Potter Park Zoo

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Fantastic Zoo

Love the layout and variety of animals. Affordable for the entire family. Clean and staff friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brownjug74
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Zoo fun on a cold day

Visited the Potter Park Zoo. Nicely laid out. Lions, Tigers and Red Pandas were our favorites... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brad V
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Hamburg, United States
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Visit more than 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered, including Black Rhinos, Siberian Tigers, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards.
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1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
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+1 517-483-4222
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Potter Park Zoo. Nicely laid out. Lions, Tigers and Red Pandas were our favorites. Easily seen in two hours.

Thank Brad V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the layout and variety of animals. Affordable for the entire family. Clean and staff friendly and helpful.

Thank brownjug74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a family membership for the last few years. We love how close it is to home. During the summer we love to pack a lunch and make it a day long outing, but we also love that we can go in cooler...More

Thank 717familyof4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice exhibits and wide selection of animals. The bird house is wonderful. I was however very disappointed in the food service facilities.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tiny Zoo. That works on helping endangered and extinct animals along with a partnership with other zoos in our country. They make certain at their animals even though it is small has things to do like frozen food so that they can...More

Thank angelabouterse
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Took our 3 year old granddaughter to the Zoo and it was the perfect size for her. It kept her attention and didn’t ware her out. The zoo keepers are great with young children. Nice, friendly and clean.

Thank Hope W
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a small city zoo but it has an interesting selection of animals including red pandas, meerkats, a snow leopard, and black rhinos. Open-air bird area is a definite highlight. Clean, simple and well-maintained. Worth a visit!

Thank MichiganWolverines75
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is a smaller zoo. Very neatly kept. Animals appear comfortable and content. It has paved walkways, easy to navigate. Nice wide restrooms, clean and stocked. We have taken our parents here several times, they really enjoy themselves. Lots of mature trees, so shady. Many...More

Thank 767Patricia
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We had the best time. Relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff. So much to see and enjoy for all ages. The exhibits were terrific- such a wide variety and nice viewing. We even signed up for the overnight tenting and nocturnal guided tour event. Very...More

Thank katcQ6607RR
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Potter Park Zoo is an awesome small zoo. You don't have to walk forever to see the animals and its clean. It could have more places to eat.

Thank Jerry G
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LJo-12
26 January 2018|
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Response from G42na | Reviewed this property |
Zoobies is a bar in old town not anything to do with Potter Park Zoo
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Heather S
2 July 2017|
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Response from rlegal78 | Reviewed this property |
Resident Adult $6.00 Non-Resident Adult $11.00 Resident Senior (60+) $5.00 Non-Resident Senior $10.00 Children (Ages 3-12) $4.00 Children under 3 FREE
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Lehman_sue
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Response from SuperMolly02 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I'm not sure. I've never been there in the winter.
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