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Cosley Zoo

#3 of 20 things to do in Wheaton Features Animals
1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-3425
+1 630-665-5534
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Nice place to go with younger kids

Nothing fancy but it's a great little place to just take younger kids for a couple of hours outside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
United States
Great Community Gem

Cosley Zoo is small but sweet! What a great resource for the community to have a zoo right here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Happy E
Neenah, Wisconsin
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  • Average8%
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“farm animals” (22 reviews)
“duck pond” (7 reviews)
1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-3425
+1 630-665-5534
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy but it's a great little place to just take younger kids for a couple of hours outside and not in direct sunlight the whole time.

Thank L Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosley Zoo is small but sweet! What a great resource for the community to have a zoo right here! It's not as extensive as Brookfield or Lincoln Park Zoos, but perfect for a lovely visit with family and children. And it's so easy and convenient!...More

Thank Happy E
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Cosley Zoo is a short distance from my home and we don't go as often as we should. The last time we went (probably early May) most of the animals were out. Their habitats appear to be sufficient and well planned for the size of...More

Thank Georgia H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is cute , feels like more of a farm than a zoo. There are chickens , goats , pigs, a cow, horse and a duck pond. There are a few penned areas as well with wild animals like a fox, deer, coyote, and bobcat....More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We were here with a friend to check out the zoo. It's small, but very well kept up. Great attention to giving the animals plenty of stimulation, and the habitats were obviously designed by professionals. Lots of families with young kids, and plenty for them...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The zoo isn't very big, but perfect for our toddler to walk around and enjoy. It's really clean and you get right up close to the animals. We had a nice time and would come back again

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Took my mom (w/wheelchair) through the zoo. Nice, short, walk through the entire zoo. Good place to take young or old family for a short, maybe 1-hour visit.

Thank Carole L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great place for little ones to see what a Lama and Bobcats look like. Most animals here are kept because something has happened to them, and they wouldn't live on their own.

Thank Don R
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We love this zoo! It is exceptionally baby and toddler friendly. No exotic animals, but all of the ones there are easily view-able from a stroller!!! Duck & chicken feedings daily (small fee - but SO worth it). Nice picnic grounds!!! Great value - free...More

Thank MaryCarol B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for young kids, and adults too. Very clean. Snack food, gift shop. Animals very well taken care of. Knowledgeable staff. Animal interaction. Not Brookfield Zoo but cheeper and closer.

Thank acparla
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28 April 2016|
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Response from LeBonVieTravels | Reviewed this property |
You do not have to be a resident...I see someone copied the non resident prices above. Still a great deal and fun place to take your kids or grandkids.
Lynda M
16 June 2015|
Response from Palatinedave | Reviewed this property |
from the website Our Hours: January-March: Daily 9 am-4 pm April-October: Daily, 9 am-5 pm November: Daily, 9 am-4 pm* After Thanksgiving-December 23: Daily, 9 am-9 pm December 26-30: Daily, 9 am-9 pm Christmas Eve: 9 am-12... More

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