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Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee

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Home to over 2,000 animals including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds from around the world, Milwaukee County Zoo will delight any wildlife lover. The zoo seeks to entertain as well as educate through a variety of special programs that allow you to get close to the animals and learn more about them. Catch your favorite animals during feeding, see elephants at bath time, or get up close to farm animals in the petting zoo. The Zoomobile takes you on a 25-minute guided tour of the zoo, or you can grab a seat on the sky safari for a bird’s-eye view. Bring your own food to avoid overpriced zoo fare. Plan to visit Milwaukee County Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Milwaukee attractions using our Milwaukee travel route planner.
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  • Super fun day with family with kids. The animals look very clean and healthy! The zookeepers looked very responsible and kind when handling the animals. We saw feeding around 4pm, near closing at 5pm. Fortunately they are renovating and improving a lot of the exhibits. But it looks a little empty in many areas of the zoo, with lots of the display cases not functioning either. There are paper print outs with information which made it look quite sketchy. But in a few months or so I'm sure it'll look beautiful! You can pay for entry tickets and parking when you drive in to park, or get entry tickets in advance online.
  • First free day of the year. Check website for other monthly free days. There is no free parking on Blue mound Rd, only on side streets, meaning it's a hike back to the zoo entrance. Parking is $15.00. Basically, you grab a map & walk the zoo grounds. Lots of exercise & fresh air. Very few animals on display except in the buildings; bats, fish,& monkeys. Bathrooms open throughout the zoo, & the main cafeteria is open. Zoo gift shop is open. Not many people/families visiting. 😷 are required. Because there weren't many people there, you are able to get close to the informational signs by the animal enclosures and really read them& learn some interesting information.

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