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Milwaukee County Zoo

#7 of 168 things to do in Milwaukee Features Animals
10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226-4384
+1 414-256-5412
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My favorite zoo

Being in a business that caters to and works with zoos all over the country, the Milwaukee County... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael F
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Be prepared to spend even after admission

We had free tickets won from a radio station. We packed our lunch thinking it would be a cheap... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226-4384
+1 414-256-5412
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being in a business that caters to and works with zoos all over the country, the Milwaukee County Zoo has always been a favorite of our family. The zoo is laid out well and is easy to cover in a day. There are always a...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had free tickets won from a radio station. We packed our lunch thinking it would be a cheap family outing. There were extra $ for trains, rides, shows, etc. spent well over $50 on extras not including snacks. Pack a lunch. The food and...More

Thank Lad618
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very extensive display of animals including North American, South American, and African animals. Great for kids. There were a lot of families and extended families there having a great time. The price is very reasonable but they do charge a lot to park there (about...More

Thank rcbmjb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very busy zoo with about 4 hours of entertainment. Our membership zoo is Omaha zoo so we received half price tickets. There really isnt a way to avoid the 12 parking fee as I looked around streets and a nearby park for free but nothing...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grand I took a road trip to Wisconsin from Tennessee and the Milwaukee zoo was are first stop!! This is such a nice zoo, reasonably priced, and we love the way the animals are grouped together and with like animals from the same region...More

Thank Jpintn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very clean zoo with a variety of animals. If you go early you get good parking and the zoo is pretty slow as well. This is a very well landscaped zoo with lots of shades trees. We have the zoo pass with...More

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live anywhere in the area I recommend a Annual Zoo pass. Admission and parking can add up. It is easy to see why this is one of the top zoo's. Very clean, friendly staff and more than enough to take up an entire...More

Thank ck2694
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of new things coming soon. The new exhabit Animal Works was crazy good. A bit expensive at 10.00 for adults 8.00 for kids. But VERY INTERESTING. LOTS of Great animals. And feeding the giraffes for 5.00 was Memorable for sure. Buying a Zoo Pass...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a sunny but cool day, a perfect time to wander through the zoo. We had no idea what we would find but were very impressed with the variety of animals, the cleanliness of the grounds and habitats, the good signage and the friendly...More

Thank soxfanPaxton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am spoiled by bigger zoos, but the price is right, and it was a gorgeous day. Daughter enjoys it, and plenty of things to see.

Thank Thomas W
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How much do the mold-o-matic machines cost? And do u need quarters?
6 June 2017|
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Response from Cegis360Playground | Reviewed this property |
The machines cost $2 and they take dollar bills
how old would I have to be to go by myself
26 January 2017|
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Response from Jennipher S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I'm not sure exactly, but similar places are 12/13
It has been awhile since I was at the milw zoo live in Florida now visited family in Wisconsin so. We despised to go to zoo , what happened ? Monkey island overgrown with weeds only a few we could see and why is there no ape ? I remember Samson he was the zoo animals all seemed to be on downers. Kids part goats a few no babies one was loosing hair , just really disappointed, my memories were much better 😞
21 July 2016|
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Response from 41christined | Reviewed this property |
As with all zoos, the animals are usually allowed to go inside or outside as they please. The heat wave that is occurring now, and apparently while you visited, is very difficult on many animals and they prefer to sleep... More