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Just the right size

We've been here a couple of times. We find it to be just the right size for little ones. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
reval777
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Grundy Center, Iowa
school field trip

The zoo is a great family places. It is pretty well kept up. It teaches alot and the employees are... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Rufus2fus
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capital
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Pros
-Only $4/person if you live in Ingham county
-Wonderful to walk around on warm summer days
-New moose attraction this year
-Black spider monkeys are very active and fun to watch playing
-Bird house is open to go inside and buy feeding sticks for them to land on (mostly parakeets with a few slightly larger birds)

Cons
-Small zoo with animals you expect to see
-A couple of the exhibits are empty now
-The tiger, lion, and snow leopard exhibits are saddening. They are small, in my opinion, and haven't changed a bit in over 10 years. They've worn down paths walking the same route they did when I came here as a child. Would love to see improvements here above anything else.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tiffany H
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Great small town zoo. Coming from NYC I can't compare to our larger zoo but the initiate feel, great hands on small animal area and train were highlights.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 662michaels123
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I've visited Potter Park Zoo many times over the years, as my in-laws live in Lansing. Potter Park puts on a great Halloween event and Christmas light display. The Halloween event is nicely decorated and has a mini Haunted Tunnel. Very cool. Although the Xmas lights have gone down slightly in quality over the last 10 years (no abominable snowman anymore!?!? No dancers? Fewer lights?), it is still a great place to have your children meet Santa Claus, decorate cookies, listen to stories, play games, and see the animals. The price of admission is very cheap any time of year, but be aware they usually charge for parking during the summer zoo season because the zoo is considered located in a county park. This zoo is not huge, but it is a fun way to spend the morning/afternoon and you will see a lot of animals. Potter Park is always making improvements and you will enjoy yourself at this zoo. The gift shop is nice, and there is a humble concession stand at the middle of the zoo which does not serve anything fancy, but it is cheap, fast, and gets the job done.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Potter's park zoo may be small compared to big city zoos but it is inexpensive and easy to do in an afternoon. Great for small children who get tired easily.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank SandraH649
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

My boys loved this place, it had many animals for them to enjoy but was not too big that they complained of walking too much.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Danielle Y
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