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Potter Park Zoo

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Address: 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-1646
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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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Could have been better, but the weather didn't cooperate

I took some out of town guests to the zoo. Three children, ages 8 to 13. The zoo exhibits were well done, although it didn't seem like the animals had a lot of space to move... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Williamston, Michigan
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Grayling, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Lansing so often with 2 of my kids attending MSU and work related conferences, but had never been to the zoo until this year. We took about 3 hours to go through it. It's a small zoo but you get to see animals up close and it's easy to get around with plenty of benches to... More 

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Thank Michele C
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113 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice and well maintained zoo; great displays and plenty of different animals. The kids loved it. Definitely recommend

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Thank Wjones6
Lansing, Michigan
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to attend Boo at the Zoo. It was fun walking around in early dusk, hearing and seeing the animals in a different light. We enjoyed seeing the Halloween decorations and some of the children dressed up in costumes. Great fun

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1 Thank Charlene P
Michigan
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78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beats John Ball zoo in GR! I love going and they are making improvements all the time. Very inexpensive!

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1 Thank happyhappyhappy2
Michigan
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69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the last few years this zoo has improved immensely! Our family is attending this zoo more and more on a yearly basis! Staff is always friendly and extremely welcoming! Open year round too! If you go during the winter season, price of admission drops A LOT! Which is great for those odd, warm, Michigan winter days!

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Williamston, Michigan
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80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I took some out of town guests to the zoo. Three children, ages 8 to 13. The zoo exhibits were well done, although it didn't seem like the animals had a lot of space to move around in, in some cases. Many were inside, probably due to the rainy, cold, wet weather. Despite all of that, my guests loved seeing... More 

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1 Thank BirdontheRoad
Holt, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Easy to locate with amble parking. Very affordable for families. Fairly small zoo but a good variety of animals for all ages.

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Leslie, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

great place to visit. lots of animals to see and well worth every penny. petting zoo is awesome and a must for small children. camel ride is very cool.

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1 Thank terrile5
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Road our bikes to the Zoo. It was a lot of fun. We wish we could have seen the Elk. Spent quite awhile there waiting...beautiful habitat!

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1 Thank CmckD
Lansing, Michigan
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is the best small zoo I have ever visited! The animals actually act like they are happy. The animal areas are clean and respectful for the animals. There is a snack stand where you can get hot dogs and such. There is a minimal charge to get in.

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