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Potter Park Zoo

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Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Great visit

We enjoy zoos and a great time to visit even though it was weekend and busy. A nice fall day to... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Linda B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
new animals and displays

there are new animals and habits for the animals at Potter Park Zoo and they have a moose display... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Lansing, Michigan
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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
+1 517-483-4222
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We had a great time walking around the Zoo surrounded by animals & beautiful Christmas lights! They had an area for children to decorate cookies & work on crafts! Well done!

Thank Terralln
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We enjoy zoos and a great time to visit even though it was weekend and busy. A nice fall day to enjoy all the animals and they had many demos and enrichment activities so made it even a more interesting vist. We especially enjoyed learning...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

After our plans fell though, we decided to try out this zoo. Yes it's still open in the winter: $3 an adult, $2 a child, super cheap. I couldn't believe how many animals were actually still out. It was a very nice 40° day, so...More

Thank traveling_tegan
Reviewed 13 September 2017

there are new animals and habits for the animals at Potter Park Zoo and they have a moose display and tigers and lions and rinos

Thank G42na
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The best thing about Potter's park is the size and price. I have been coming here for 40 years. I loved it as a kid when they had half the exhibits, and I still love taking my 8 year old. I like it because it...More

Thank Louiseifyouplease
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wonderful place to spend time with your family especially young children. Special events during holidays especially Halloween decorations and Christmas lighting are great attractions.

Thank johnlamacchia
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great family outing! The zoo doesn't have as many exhibits as the zoo in Toledo, Ohio or Chicago, Illinois. But, if you are looking for an intimate experience, Potter Park Zoo is the place to visit.

Thank 954margareta
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I was here once before a number of years back, but we had some time to kill so we came through to see if anything had changed. The zoo was much smaller than I remember. I believe it was $5 for parking, and then $11.00...More

1  Thank runaway2travel
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My wife and I used to visit her when we were dating 50 years ago and always enjoy going back. It has changed and improved over the years however the stroll through it has not changed. Very enjoyable walk with the opportunity to see some...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a cute little zoo that is well maintained. Although the collections isn't large, most of the animals have been rescued and there is lot of emphasis on conservation. The signage was very educational and all the staff we encountered were friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Julie S
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26 January 2018|
Response from G42na | Reviewed this property |
Zoobies is a bar in old town not anything to do with Potter Park Zoo
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
28 December 2016|
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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.