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Potter Park Zoo

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1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
+1 517-483-4222
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Small but very nice

This is a small zoo in the heart of Lansing. It has been around for decades and some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
233421
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Lansing, Michigan
Good for kids and the elderly

We stopped in because I love going to zoos! I found this zoo was well laid out and had great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Picture_Perch
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Windsor, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“snow leopard” (13 reviews)
“binder park” (9 reviews)
“picnic area” (11 reviews)
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1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
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+1 517-483-4222
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"snow leopard"
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"binder park"
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"camel ride"
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"reptile house"
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"animal exhibits"
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"small children"
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"christmas lights"
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"park zoo"
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"nice size"
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"gift shop"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small zoo in the heart of Lansing. It has been around for decades and some of the exhibits show it. With that said, they have been making many improvements over the past several years. This is a teaching zoo that is located...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in because I love going to zoos! I found this zoo was well laid out and had great signage of where things were located. I haven't been to a zoo in a long time that looked so old and worn out. Zoo cages...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our local zoo, and had run past it several times on the river trail, but I had never been. Today was our first visit (my 11 month old son and I). Given my son’s age, we didn’t take an incredible amount of time...More

Thank Amy R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The state capital can do better than this! This city zoo is tired and needs love. The price for admission and parking is not worth the experience. Animals are housed in ridiculously small, dated enclosures. Lansing - look at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek....More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

the park is just the right size for the little ones. The animals aren't too spread out and the little ones don't lose interest and can walk without getting tired.

1  Thank 508debbiec
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

What a great experience every time! The zoo is well maintained and has a wonderful variety of animals. Every family I meet when I’m there raves about how happy they are to have this zoo so close. The otter is so cute! Seeing the eagles...More

Thank Janesays_11
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderful zoo to spend 1\2 day at. The penquins are the best and there are benches to relax and watch their antics. Price could be hefty for a family but they may have a family discount?

1  Thank marthatoy
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Great variety of animals kept in humane enclosures. Lots of good signage. Great place to explore for anyone of any age year around.

1  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Potter Park Zoo has been a favorite destination for over 50 years, loved it as a child, loved it as a parent and now as a grandparent. Halloween is always fun seeing all the children and grown ups having fun. Zoo lights is so festive...More

Thank Barbara O
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place to take young children it’s very clean the staff is wonderful a great variety of beautiful animals. This park is not so big that children loose interest and you can see it all in about 2 hours. I live about 6...More

Thank Midge C
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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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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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