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Potter Park Zoo

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1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
+1 517-483-4222
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Great visit

We enjoy zoos and a great time to visit even though it was weekend and busy. A nice fall day to... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Linda B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pleasantly surprised

After our plans fell though, we decided to try out this zoo. Yes it's still open in the winter: $3... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
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Visit more than 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered, including Black Rhinos, Siberian Tigers, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We enjoy zoos and a great time to visit even though it was weekend and busy. A nice fall day to enjoy all the animals and they had many demos and enrichment activities so made it even a more interesting vist. We especially enjoyed learning...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

After our plans fell though, we decided to try out this zoo. Yes it's still open in the winter: $3 an adult, $2 a child, super cheap. I couldn't believe how many animals were actually still out. It was a very nice 40° day, so...More

Thank traveling_tegan
Reviewed 14 September 2017

there are new animals and habits for the animals at Potter Park Zoo and they have a moose display and tigers and lions and rinos

Thank G42na
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The best thing about Potter's park is the size and price. I have been coming here for 40 years. I loved it as a kid when they had half the exhibits, and I still love taking my 8 year old. I like it because it...More

Thank Louiseifyouplease
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wonderful place to spend time with your family especially young children. Special events during holidays especially Halloween decorations and Christmas lighting are great attractions.

Thank johnlamacchia
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great family outing! The zoo doesn't have as many exhibits as the zoo in Toledo, Ohio or Chicago, Illinois. But, if you are looking for an intimate experience, Potter Park Zoo is the place to visit.

Thank 954margareta
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I was here once before a number of years back, but we had some time to kill so we came through to see if anything had changed. The zoo was much smaller than I remember. I believe it was $5 for parking, and then $11.00...More

1  Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My wife and I used to visit her when we were dating 50 years ago and always enjoy going back. It has changed and improved over the years however the stroll through it has not changed. Very enjoyable walk with the opportunity to see some...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a cute little zoo that is well maintained. Although the collections isn't large, most of the animals have been rescued and there is lot of emphasis on conservation. The signage was very educational and all the staff we encountered were friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank jsiculan
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Pros -Only $4/person if you live in Ingham county -Wonderful to walk around on warm summer days -New moose attraction this year -Black spider monkeys are very active and fun to watch playing -Bird house is open to go inside and buy feeding sticks for...More

Thank Tiffany H
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Heather S
2 July 2017|
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Response from rlegal78 | Reviewed this property |
Resident Adult $6.00 Non-Resident Adult $11.00 Resident Senior (60+) $5.00 Non-Resident Senior $10.00 Children (Ages 3-12) $4.00 Children under 3 FREE
29 December 2016|
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Response from SuperMolly02 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I'm not sure. I've never been there in the winter.
11 April 2016|
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Response from Ronald E | Reviewed this property |
The Zoo is open year round, and most of the animals can be seen, either in their inside compounds or outside in large containment areas that are designed to look natural. With the weather turning mild this week, I would... More