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Lara Abbott Meier
· March 26, 2018
I think it’s pretty frustrating that the”family” pass isn’t a true family pass. I am married, for over 20 yrs, we have 8 children, no step children, not that that should matter.... but 8 children that... live with us... and for us to take our kids to the zoo we need a family plus.... take some hints from Milwaukee zoo... family is the family, parents and all children 0-17... I used to love the zoo, we would come every week. Until you kept adding more and more fee increases. And this family pass is a joke. I even called to ask if there was anything I could do. I hate being penalized because our family isn’t the basic “normal” family See More
Andrew Noffke
· March 19, 2018
I love this zoo because it's pretty affordable at $4 per adult. I love how you can walk through it in an hour or two and that you're so close to the lake. If you go in expecting the amount of animal...s as the Milwaukee County Zoo you may be disappointed, but if you go in expecting to spend a nice day outside and see a pretty good variety of animals then you'll be pretty happy.

There is free street parking and a parking lot about a block away and you could even double up with a beach day because it is about a block from a great beach!
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Laura Anderson-Schiller
· October 16, 2017
I love this Zoo because it was like walking through a pristine Park. The animal enclosures were large and natural. To go to the walkabout and have kangaroos hopping around you and in your pathway was ...the coolest thing ever. The only thing I would recommend is to polish the plexiglass and get the scratches out so we has photographers can get better close ups and shots of the animals. Majority of my pictures turned out well but I really wanted to get some good close-ups of the tamarins and the orangutan as well as the Lions because of the plexiglass being scratched and seemingly foggy. Otherwise I would recommend this Zoo to anyone it is just so quaint. See More
Jeff Volk
· February 11, 2018
Went to the Animal Amore event last night with my wife, Cat. She certainly loves to see her Jenny! Was great! Great open bar, meal, appetizers, auction items, and company! Was awesome to be among many animal/zoo supporters! Zoo staff was very welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Hope this event stays a yearly event!

Great job!!!
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Kathy McConville
· September 28, 2017
Small zoo. Super clean. Loved the explanations of any problems you might notice in the animals. Saw a dog walking around with a couple of zoo workers. But not close enough to ask about it. We wa...lked past an exhibit a short time later that describe it as belonging to the dog. He was keeping the geese out of his zoo and greeting visitors. We didn't see any geese. So he is good at his job.
Love that there is no feeding in the petting zoo. Had a great interaction with a goat who couldn't read. He was insistent about chewing on my sleeve. Loved it.
We had to leave when we got hungry as there wasn't any food available for purchase. Perfectly understandable on a weekday for a small zoo.
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Susan Hovorka
· January 1, 2018
It has spectacular views of Lake Michigan and is very well maintained. The staff throughout were very helpful with information about the wonderful collection of animals that call it home. I was lucky ...enough to feed Bo the giraffe before he left. I loved the giraffe the best� See More
Kelsey Ambyr Maynard
· April 10, 2018
We enjoy going here several times a year. The party room was small, but neat. They brought several animals for the kids to see and touch. Overall it’s a good place.
Christine Ballewske
· August 21, 2017
I have grown up in Racine, and I remember back when it was free, and was happy when they started charging. I remember the zoo of old, old barred cement cages, that the animals just stood there and loo...ked at you, I remember there was not a lot of people around that worked there, as I am sure they could not pay for lack of fast forward to present day, they have natural habitats and seriously the animals seem to be much happier! I know I am! Racine Zoo is a gem we who live here are very lucky to have! Yes there are less animals, but they have a diverse group that is afforded by. Please don't say that the Zoo is disappointing, they do a very good thing, and do what they can to save species that are close to extinction!!! I suggest getting a family membership, and go!!! You learn something new every time you go. The people are so nice, and the zookeepers are very knowledgeable!! See More
Malissa Bader
· October 29, 2017
The perfect little Zoo for young children. Small enough that you can see everything. But big enough that it is still fun to go. The multiple playgrounds are perfect for kids of all ages
Laurie Parr Nelson
· August 20, 2017
Was sad.I remember the zoo so well when there were a lot of animals.Iremember the gigantic elephant bank people put money in it and the funds were suppose to be used to buy an elephant.They did get an... elephant for a short time.It was always in shackles.Then it was gone.along with the wolves,the bald eagle,the hyenas,the seals/otters,goldfish pond and the reptile exhibition has shrunk,so have the primates.wheres the peacocks?.
The zoo looks neglected.old animal cages abandoned and weeded over.The animals look weary and weathered. Was a great zoo at one time. Last time I was to the zoo is when they first started charging admission.I had hoped it had improved.I think it is worse.very sad
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Kristyn Johnson
· October 7, 2017
Thank you to Amber and the amazing staff of the Racine Zoo for making the Cree Company picnic a wonderful time. The event staff is full of friendly, helpful people who went above and beyond. Thank y...ou so very much. See More
Sarah Reimann
· July 26, 2017
This is a smaller zoo - please know that off the bat. This is perfect for kids under 5 yo. We can do the whole zoo, play at the toys there, do an animal encounter and be out in under 2 hours. They hav...e a small petting zoo with goats and sheep. They have animal encouters - giraffe (feed giraffe a few crackers or pieces of kale/lettuce) and the aviary (feed birds 3 popsicle sticks with bird seed). I have a 1 year old and we have a blast going here. I got the family membership and we usually go 2-4 times a month. See More
Renee White
· September 6, 2017
Had a great time! The park areas are great fun, animals were just enough variety to be intriguing and the great amount of space between habitats means they have room to grow! Also, whoever plans the f...oliage does a great job! We will be back, for sure! See More
Jennie Doyle
· August 2, 2017
It's changed a lot in the 10 years since I've been there but it is clean and we'll taken care of. We went on a very hot and humid day so most of the animals were sleeping, but I would have been too if... I could have. We also had an amazing view of the lake! Other than the animals, one thing that stood out was the air conditioned buildings. It was very refreshing to come in from the heat to eat lunch and cool off. See More
Robert Bultman
· August 19, 2017
Being born and raised in Racine, it kind of hurt to be called a non-resident! ( I now live in DFW).. It was also a source of pride to always tell people Racine had a marvelous free Zoo. Times have ch...anged, and now there is a reasonable charge. The Zoo is a must see! The location along the shores of Lake Michigan is beautiful! One of many things that make me proud of my hometown. See More
Bobbilyn Tuska
· August 16, 2017
It's a nice small zoo. I've been going there since I was little. It's more of a big park with some animals. My 18 month old loved it but I thought it was a tad bit pricey for what it is. $8 for an & $6 for a kid. We were done with the whole zoo in less than 2 hours. It's nice if you have nothing to do one day. See More
Butch Chambers
· August 14, 2017
I was there a few years ago and really enjoyed it. This trip not so much. It seemed like the cages and enclosures have been very neglected. The grass and weeds have over grown some enclosures. Seeing ...some animals with the only sleeping area being concrete was sad. The place is very child friendly and very clean, but the animals habitats seem to be getting neglected. See More
Vesta Bills
· October 10, 2017
Not alot of animals took my nieces to visit but only saw like maybe 10 thru out the zoo so kinda disappointed either there was signs that said gone for the season or they were in caves � but positive ...side very relaxing beautiful surroundings and stroll to the lake on a beautiful day . nothing better ! See More
Mike McElroy
· October 1, 2017
Had a great time at the Racine Zoo yesterday! The staff and zookeepers were extremely knowledgeable and helpful and really made the whole experience one of a kind.
Mary Schroeder-Swietlik
· September 3, 2017
I've been to my share of zoos & this is by far my fav! If you enjoy intimate settings, this is perfect. No stress to get thru the zoo in one day- just an laid back experience.

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