Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee

4.4
#1 of 14 in Parks in Milwaukee
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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  • My daughter , a friend and I had a blast in the zoo. All the animals seemed to be very well cared and the place is clean and pleasant. Don’t forget to take a lot of water during the summer because it....  more »
  • Over the past 60 years I've gone to the zoo 40-50 times. I've seen the many upgrades and transformations. It's a great way to spend a day especially if you're from out-of-town. Children 2 to 12 will.....  more »
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  • Fun place. Lots of new habitats under construction, so a bit challenging to maneuver. but doable. Lots of food and beverages. Informative about the animals, their habitat and endangered status. Nice that parking and entrance fee is all in one as you drive into the large parking area. Offers several fun specialty activities in the evening, like the Harry Potter birthday party, boo at the zoo, food tasting, camping. Great place!
  • I always love going to the zoo. The Milwaukee County zoo was the first in the nation to try to exhibit the animals in their natural habitats. There is lots of green space, and while it is definitely a favorite outing for families and school field trips, it's not just for kids. As an adult with no children, I love walking the grounds, seeing the animals, and reading the fun facts boards. The train is always a must for me to ride, and yes, adults do fit inside the cars. The zoo is a fun place to go no matter what your age.

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