Milwaukee County Zoo

Zoo, Milwaukee
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  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SchiestleApril 7, 2013
    You have to check out the baby jaguars & the fennec fox kits! Too adorable for words. The indoor exhibits can be pretty crowded- especially on free days. But it's worth it not to have to pay!
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LukasavitzNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Getting a membership here is one of the best decisions we've made since moving to Milwaukee a year ago. It practically pays for itself. Excellent, beautiful zoo!
  • Robyn W.
    Robyn WallenJuly 8, 2013
    great zoo but unless you have kids who want to ride a train take the tram tour instead. Its an awesome guided tour. The train just goes around the perimeter of the zoo. Not worth the $2.
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WilsonDecember 9, 2010
    Don't be afraid to visit the zoo in the winter...{preferably nonwindy} day. You'll have the zoo practically to yourself. It's so pretty when it's snowy & the indoor buildings are heated. Score!
  • Onissa L.
    Onissa LewisMay 27, 2016
    Love to see the elephants and penguins. Good place to get some exercise... good walk. Don't forget to ride the train before you leave!
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BiebertJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a ride on the scale replica steam engine train. It's a fun way to see the zoo. Make sure to wave to the bystanders!
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HAugust 7, 2013
    Sea lion show was awesome and affordable! Shark and Sting Rays was also great! Best zoo in the midwest!! Maybe the world :D
  • Lori S.
    Lori Sanchez3 weeks ago
    Been here 10+ times
    Very well kept zoo, great for a family fun day, there are areas for picnics located throughout the grounds.
  • VISIT Milwaukee
    VISIT MilwaukeeJuly 6, 2011
    Zoo a la Carte: have beer next to bears, glug wine by giraffes, cheesecake near the cheetahs!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MitchellSeptember 6, 2013
    Very nice zoo. You do have to pay for it, but it's worth the trip.
  • Tracee G.
    Tracee GleichnerAugust 17, 2010
    A great place to visit but make sure you are ready to pay - without advance tickets adults were $13.25, kids $10.25 and I think it was $11 to park (we had free tickets for an event)
  • Carol V.
    Carol VossFebruary 22, 2014
    Watch for Feb/March event at zoo for a fun brisk 5k run/walk and family-friendly Zumba supporting work of @Independence1st helping ppl w/disabilities!
  • Aba S.
    Aba SpoknikJuly 5, 2013
    Love the zoo, specially love the stingray & shark exhibit. You get to feed them!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HoffertMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get Caramel Collision ice cream in the Dairy Complex when you want a tasty treat on a hot day.
  • Jeremiah G.
    Jeremiah GuintaJuly 19, 2015
    Great zoo, lots of animals, train rides, zip lines, lots of things to do.
  • Valerie L.
    Valerie LambrechtJune 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure to save the memory with a photo with the sealion
  • Steven P.
    Steven PetersonMay 21, 2012
    The bonobos are the best, but don't bang on your chest by the glass they will attack!!!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MarkiewiczJune 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Thursday's at 10am they feed the snakes in the reptile building. It's really neat but not for the weak stomach.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MarieJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here early! The animals are most active in the morning. :)
  • Dave F.
    Dave FinchJanuary 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best places to visit in Milwaukee. Great zoo!
  • Joz Z.
    Joz ZbichorskiOctober 12, 2013
    The cheetah is where it's at. Big cat house!!
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia MooreMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Love it here!!! Watched the tigers grow up....than the lions..and now the jaguars!!! Rumor has it the future hyena babies!!! :)
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GilmoreSeptember 8, 2013
    It was nice being @ the Zoo w/ my niece-Ropes Course, she rode a camel, and fed/petted baby Stingrays.
  • VISIT Milwaukee
    VISIT MilwaukeeJune 7, 2011
    Check out the Zoo's new Butterfly exhibit. Colorful little (and big!) "flutterbys" all around you!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrooksApril 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the family zoo pass. It's $115 with parking. It will save you a bunch of money if you come here often!!
  • Tim C.
    Tim CigelskeAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get your photo taken at the giraffe exhibit.
  • Nicole
    NicoleAugust 16, 2012
    Dino exhibit is awesome for little Dino lovers!! Zoo pass is money well spent!
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DroppApril 25, 2014
    I have always loved the train! I wish they still had the zoomobile!
  • Toshiro M.
    Toshiro MifuneJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The zoo pass is a bargain and a great excuse to come more often
  • Kai R.
    Kai RushJune 6, 2015
    Best layout and aviary I have seen.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BauerAugust 14, 2015
    Get the zoo pass - it's well worth it
  • Ellie C.
    Ellie CMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Big Cat exhibit is always packed but worth it!
  • Mykl N.
    Mykl NovakAugust 3, 2011
    "Take an afternoon and visit the Milwaukee County Zoo" - from the top 100 things to do before graduating from Marquette University
  • Nikki R.
    Nikki ReichertAugust 17, 2011
    Stop at the big cat house. The tiger cubs are all grown up, but we have three new lion cubs to see :D
  • Eric W.
    Eric WeishaarJune 5, 2011
    Check out the Permeable Pavers at the Zoo Terrace, Monkey Island and the Australian Exhibit that Breckenridge Landscape installed
  • Adam R.
    Adam R.August 23, 2014
    Pretty good zoo, with a variety of animals
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZimmermanSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the Jelly Belly machine. Really cool.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LichtensteinApril 7, 2012
    Make it your hang out and you just might get to play with some furry little animals
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia MooreApril 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Compared to the Lincoln park zoo..MCZ is so much better!!! <3 it here!!!
  • Robin
    RobinNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the zoo classes and our zoo pass!
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HenselSeptember 21, 2015
    Good family fun, lots of events
  • Juan L.
    Juan LanzagortaMay 22, 2016
    Very nice zoo, just some empty exhibits
  • Tamekka B.
    It's family day at the zoo. Rednecks, hood rats and country folk of all kinds.
  • Nyki
    NykiAugust 19, 2013
    Adorable animals, what more could you want
  • Discover Milwaukee
    Discover MilwaukeeSeptember 10, 2013
    Grab Some lunch here or better yet pack your own and come see some animals.
  • Ruben R.
    Ruben RobeloJune 4, 2012
    Flamingos close up shop and go home @ 5pm, don't believe me just wait till 5 and you will see!
  • Valerie L.
    Valerie LambrechtMay 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Zoo pass all the way
  • Dwayne W.
    Dwayne WalkerJuly 2, 2016
    The zip line, the animal smell, beer.
  • Angie G.
    Angie GenceMay 18, 2013
    Seeing the new babies!
  • Angela J.
    Angela JacobyAugust 17, 2014
    With my nephew 💕🐻🐯🐒🐧🐘🐨
  • Fee G.
    Fee GreerMarch 4, 2013
    I love going to c the animals here
  • Betsy S.
    Betsy Seip-PriceJanuary 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The mold a ramas are fun.
  • Chris B.
    Train ride was perfect for toddlers.
  • Corey G.
    Corey GreeneJuly 31, 2010
    Pretty cool zoo, first time I have been here. Had fun with the little cousins!!
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa ManskeApril 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your own lunch. In addition to being over-priced, the food sold here is TERRIBLE.
  • David M.
    David MerchanApril 6, 2014
    Get a family pass and save money!
  • Christina R.
    Mondays seem slow! Loved it!
  • Nichole K.
    Nichole KarrelsOctober 14, 2011
    Tip: Don't go on family free days, its WAY to crowded !
  • Chris P.
    Chris PalazzoloSeptember 6, 2015
    Not good eating, very unhealthy and bland. But the animals and exhibit are great.
  • Nicole O.
    Nicole OrlandoJuly 1, 2013
    Perfect place to spend the day
  • Christine T.
    Christine T.October 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit the apes in the Stearns Family Apes of Africa building!
  • Roman
    RomanDecember 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Something likes this weather
  • Christy B.
    Christy BraatzMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    See the Lion cubs early in the day.
  • Amy M.
    Amy McDonoughJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Purchase a Zoo Pass. It pays for itself after 2 visits!
  • Joel T.
    Joel TaylorAugust 8, 2015
    Zoo Train, family farm
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SeifiDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a zoo pass for the holiday season...makes a perfect gift!
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HoutingAugust 31, 2013
    Birds of prey show a must-see!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SommerfeldtAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A la carte at the zoo. Yummy!
  • Judy D.
    Judy DaubJune 6, 2012
    Dinosaurs are fantastic.
  • Lynn L.
    Lynn LeitnerOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Beer tasting at the zoo..... What else could one ask for!!!!!!!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WillisMay 24, 2014
    Great family fun
  • James Q.
    James QuickJuly 17, 2012
    Best Zoo ever.
  • Bethany K.
    Bethany KreiterAugust 15, 2013
    Zoo ala carte!
  • Super Kaleb
    Super KalebSeptember 18, 2011
    The zoo is super fun.
  • Edgar
    EdgarSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to holla at the flamingos
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KasprzakMarch 22, 2016
    Zoo animals for observing
  • Nick R.
    Nick RenardApril 25, 2012
    Oh the Miller Lite tastes so good!
  • Jane D.
    Stoltz family fun day
  • Erika H.
    Erika HetzelOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go early and often :)
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KrennMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Zoo pass!
  • Laurie S.
    Laurie SchultzMay 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I LOVE the Zoo!
  • Sadie H.
    Sadie HackOctober 10, 2012
    Awesome time :)
  • Barbara K.
    Barbara KluthAugust 18, 2013
    My zoo pays off every time
  • Jenny B.
    Jenny B.May 16, 2012
    Penguins <3Giraffes <33
  • Carrie H.
    Carrie HeathJuly 8, 2010
    Looking for great weather Friday with the family - taking piles of kids!
  • Kady N.
    Kady NelsonAugust 18, 2011
    Zoo ala cart!!
  • Charlene
    CharleneMay 25, 2010
    Always get the popcorn, extra butter X3
  • Chuck C.
    Chuck Charles 🙏June 29, 2013
    Ride the train!
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CorcoranAugust 8, 2010
    Find the dinosaurs. Avoid the spitter (my son avoided it. I got hit.)
  • Christianne G.
    Christianne GriffinOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I love my zoo pass!!!
  • Karl L.
    Karl LillieJuly 24, 2011
    You seem you be at the zoo alot these days
  • Joel F.
    Joel FreebornJuly 24, 2010
    Zoo pass plus-absolutely our best Christmas gift each year!
  • Lem F.
    Lem FillyawAugust 14, 2010
    I was in the circus with Brittany the Elephant! She paints!
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PankratzJuly 14, 2011
    Wear sunscreen lol
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah StigenJuly 1, 2012
  • Tess
    TessJuly 4, 2011
    Butterfly exhibit is a waste. Go to museum instead
  • Pepper P.
    Pepper PottsOctober 20, 2012
    Aww pretty
  • Mike G.
    Mike GrahlAugust 28, 2011
    Watch out for pooo
  • Marc G.
    Marc GundersonMay 18, 2010
    Go see the painting elephants.
  • Michelle
    MichelleSeptember 25, 2012
    Too many carts and trucks driving around too fast
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