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“Trip To The Zoo”
Review of Potter Park Zoo

Potter Park Zoo
Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Lansing
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Visit more than 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered, including Black Rhinos, Siberian Tigers, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards.
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
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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 each for two adults. For the size of the zoo and the costs, I would say it's on the high side IMHO. However, they do have some nice animal selections and decent food options available. It is still a nice park to get your steps in, which is ultimately what we were looking for. As a couple with no kids, we got through it in 1-1.5 hours with eating.

1  Thank LifeisTooShort69
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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 well keep and maintained animals in habit that they can live well in. This is a great place to make a positive memory for life so don't miss out!!

Thank Timothy N
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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 jsiculan
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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.

Thank Tiffany H
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