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Racine Zoo

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Small but good for young families

The zoo is small but has nice walkways and a lot of space for families to play or picnic. I would... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Nice zoo with a good variety of exhibits

We enjoyed our visit to the Racine Zoo and were surprised with the variety of animals on display... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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Nestled on the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Racine Zoo is home to some of the world's most remarkable and endangered wildlife. Enjoy our many interactive exhibits and animal encounters including Walkabout Creek, Barnyard Safari...more
2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI
+1 262-636-9189
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

The zoo is small but has nice walkways and a lot of space for families to play or picnic. I would consider this zoo more like a park with some animals.

Thank SirlesT
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We stopped by here on a Wed. for approx. 2 hours. We fed the giraffes. Bring cash; it was $2. It was a good afternoon, and we were glad we went.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I took my nieces to the Racine zoo, and we had a great time. Many of the old buildings that I remember from my childhood are still there, but all the exhibits have been updated with natural habitats. The train was a team, but my...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a small zoo with a nice layout and buildings. Was a hot day so I didn’t go see the bear(s). Lions were really photogenic!

Thank Randall M
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome zoo! Very clean and inexpensive. Animals were very active and nice enclosures. Will visit again. Free parking!

Thank Natalie A
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the Racine Zoo and were surprised with the variety of animals on display considering the zoo's size. We especially liked the giraffes, the rhinos and the parakeets. We were a bit disappointed that we didn't get to see the orangutan...More

Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is not a very big zoo, but what they do have is quality. All of the animals seemed healthy and well cared for. Where they had the petting area with goats and sheep we couldn't believe how clean it was kept. A goat pooped...More

Thank JordanL71
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Traveling as a day trip decided to come to this small zoo in racine. Didn't mind at all that the zoo didn't have many animals usually only a pair. It was very beautiful there and was well staffed with friendly workers. They have a restraunt,...More

Thank samlovex3
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Family fun. Inexpensive. Plenty of places to rest, snack, picnic. Lakeside:) Sadly, not much in the way of animals & critters.

Thank PegCl
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Memories of this place as a kid where amazing. Not so much now. Hardly any animals. More like a really nice park.

Thank gamblegirl08
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Response from Natalie A | Reviewed this property |
According to their site wheelchair rentals are $5, electric wheelchairs are $25.