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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

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7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
+1 218-730-4500
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It's a bit dated, but good family fun place to visit.

This Zoo could use a face lift in some areas. It's too bad some of the former main attractions are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
crklehr
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Duluth, Minnesota
We often come here

I’m not going to say the zoo is perfect. Many times their smaller petting zoo is not open, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
animalsofthenorth
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round recreational opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. This zoo features animals from around the world. You'll find Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, African Lions, Kangaroos, Lemurs, Tamarins, plus a variety of birds, reptiles, primates and barnyard animals. The Lake Superior Zoo is situated on 16 acres of rocky hills, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. Visit our website for information on our educational camps and programs, upcoming events and how you can host an event at the zoo. Open Daily All Year Long. June - September 9am - 5pm and October - May 10am - 4pm
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  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Zoo could use a face lift in some areas. It's too bad some of the former main attractions are no longer there like the Polar Bears, etc. But, the grounds are very pretty, especially in the summer time. and the views are very nice....More

Thank crklehr
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for making time to post a review! We're pretty excited about the new exhibits that we're raising funds to build, and super encouraged by the local support for the upgrades in our future! Membership is a great way to support the zoo, and all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not going to say the zoo is perfect. Many times their smaller petting zoo is not open, and there isn’t too many exhibits to look at. I write a five star review today because every time I come here the animals look well taken...More

Thank animalsofthenorth
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your review! We appreciate your support and your membership - people like you are the heart of this zoo! I'd love to address some of your questions and comments, and I appreciate the opportunity to do so! ~~We have great plans...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We came on a Groupon, so that made this brief visit more worth it. Saw big cats outside...loved them! Inside we saw snakes, turtles, fish, big bugs, etc. There was a time I had concerns about animal safety with undermaintained cages (geckos) but overall it...More

Thank jodymmn
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks for posting your review! We love to hear from our visitors, and see the zoo through your eyes. To ease your mind about the geckos... all of our exhibits are cleaned daily, so my guess is that you got to the gecko exhibit before...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Our local zoo has a Boo at the Zoo event which is a lot of fun for the kids, but parking is a nightmare. I was able to park in a near by church parking lot and walk over to meet my friend and her...More

Thank GitchSup
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thanks for coming to Boo at the Zoo - we appreciate your feedback. We'll be the first to admit that parking for Boo at the Zoo is a bit of a frenzy! We have added our free shuttles from the outlying parking lots to attempt...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

I have been here with my kids and this is a wonderful zoo that can easily be enjoyed in a day, but will make you want to come back again and again.

Thank Karen Ruth W
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

We're glad to hear that you had a great time! Thanks for visiting, and for posting a review!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We haven't been to the Zoo since the big flood, When we entered like always the staff very friendly. But as we waled around it was sad to see 1/3 of the zoo was boarded off and some animals were never replaced. Unfortunately nothing was...More

Thank Paco609
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit! Our master plan was approved in 2015, returning the land on the south side of the creek to the city for a new park. We have signs posted in several places on grounds that also...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

The zoo should be closed ! It's the kind of place that makes you want to cry for the animals . Most have no room to enjoy life . Small enclosed spaces and they stand in dirtMore

Thank Witch1956
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

I'm sorry to hear that you were so concerned by your visit! If you'd like to learn more about the Association of Zoos and Aquarium standards for animal care, I would love to spend some time with you! Our keeping standards meet the requirements for...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is a smaller zoo, but my brother and I still loved it! We stayed here way longer than the larger zoo's in other towns such as Como Zoo and Minnesota Zoo in the cities. It is fairly spread out which was nice because you...More

Thank 700rachaelw
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks for posting your review! We're always happy to hear that people take the time to enjoy our beautiful grounds while doing the zoo. Even on our busy days, our campus feels open and uncrowded. Come visit again soon - every season brings a different...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

My husband and I visited here on a whim while staying in Duluth and it was very enjoyable! We had a pleasant stroll around the zoo and employees were very friendly and helpful. Lots of nice things in the gift shop. A nice way to...More

Thank Ellamere
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for making time to post your review! We're glad to hear that your visit was enjoyable. Come again soon!

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I loved the Lake Superior Zoo. It has a nice open lay out & really enjoyed the water falls running through it. Gorgeous & relaxing. Great pictures spot of sure. Staff was great & animals where very active which was fun for pictures too.

Thank trenary
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for visiting, and for making time to post your review! Everyone who works here shares your appreciation for our pretty creek and waterfall!!

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Rajaaram P
21 December 2015|
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Response from Corey L | Property representative |
Sorry about the late reply to this question. The zoo is open from 10-4 on Th-M during the winter months. From May 1 - October 31 we are open 10-5, every day of the week. Also, we will be open later into the evenings on... More
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