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Potter Park Zoo

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Address: 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
Phone Number: +1 517-483-4222
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Visit more than 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered,...

Visit more than 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered, including Black Rhinos, Siberian Tigers, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards.

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Christmas Walk Thru

We went to see the Christmas Lights and weren't disappointed, it was a good night no snow (or rain) and not too cold. We really enjoyed the walk and even got to see a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alma, Michigan
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Alma, Michigan
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to see the Christmas Lights and weren't disappointed, it was a good night no snow (or rain) and not too cold. We really enjoyed the walk and even got to see a few animals. Was disappointed that they didn't have a senior rate for this just a standard rate of $7 for adults. Talked about coming back next... More 

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VANDERBILT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great that all of the organizations & businesses took the time to hand out candy & play games with the kids.

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Holt, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 4 year old loves Potter Park Zoo. We buy the deluxe membership annually so we can always bring a friend with us for free. It's not a very big zoo so we usually spend 1.5-2 hours to go through everything each time, but that is perfect for entertaining a 4 year old. It's not on the same level as... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lots of animals, surprisingly professional and easy to get around. Nice event during Halloween, Holiday and other times of the year.

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Thank BlackCat65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great day trip if you're in the area! Reasonably priced with enough left over for the great gift shop! Everyone in our family enjoyed Potter Park. We will be back soon!

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Thank Cheri N
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69 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Not a huge zoo but it's been around forever and a must stop in scenic Lansing . Not a whole lot else I can say

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Grandson loves going to the zoo and visiting the otters. Always a nice time. Though the food could be better.

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Thank Catherinejones327
Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This zoo is amazing, I have been going here since I was a kid. They have changed over the years to improve with the times, and become something better, and not get rundown and fall behind the times. The attractions are kid and adult friendly alike, and there's something for everyone!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Potter Park Zoo is a great place to go to spend a few hours. Admission is reasonable for the wide selection of animals at the zoo. There are birds, tigers, lions, lemurs, kangaroos, and much more. The camel ride while extra was a highlight of our visit.

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan, United States
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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is great little zoo with some great animals. You can take your time and stroll through the trails, finding the Arctic foxes, wolves, petting zoo (with a donkey and sheep, as well as goats), lions, tigers, snow leopard, mandrills, and penguins, just to name a few. It's easy to get to, with ample parking and picnic areas if you... More 

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