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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

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7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
+1 218-730-4500
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Awesome winter view!

Was amazed at how lively the animals were in the winter. My boyfriend was amazed when the Lion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dogsbears3
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Litchfield, Minnesota
A nice zoo with decent variety!

There have been great improvements to the grounds, since the flooding in 2012! Went for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round recreational opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. This zoo features animals from around the world. You'll find Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, African Lions, Kangaroos, Lemurs, Tamarins, plus a variety of birds, reptiles, primates and barnyard animals. The Lake Superior Zoo is situated on 16 acres of rocky hills, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. Visit our website for information on our educational camps and programs, upcoming events and how you can host an event at the zoo. Open Daily All Year Long. June - September 9am - 5pm and October - May 10am - 4pm
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  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
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"nocturnal exhibit"
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"polar bears"
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"great animals"
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"couple years"
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"big cats"
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"snow leopard"
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"enrichment activities"
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"snapping turtle"
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"small train"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"educational place"
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"small city"
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"short hike"
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"spend an afternoon"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was amazed at how lively the animals were in the winter. My boyfriend was amazed when the Lion roared (talked about all the way home). Was really cool.More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Oh, that's so cool!! We're glad to hear that you got to hear the Mighty Leo's big voice! Every evening, he has a roaring routine, but it's usually right around closing time, and our visitors don't get to hear him. It's a pretty amazing thing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There have been great improvements to the grounds, since the flooding in 2012! Went for the butterfly house, had an enjoyable visit,despite the weather!More

Thank mattwcgd
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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad to hear that you had a good time! We HAVE made some great improvements since 2012, and there are many more to come, as we renovate the damaged areas into a new Bear Territory to house brown or grizzly bears, and a big...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This Zoo could use a face lift in some areas. It's too bad some of the former main attractions are no longer there like the Polar Bears, etc. But, the grounds are very pretty, especially in the summer time. and the views are very nice....More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thanks for making time to post a review! We're pretty excited about the new exhibits that we're raising funds to build, and super encouraged by the local support for the upgrades in our future! Membership is a great way to support the zoo, and all...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I’m not going to say the zoo is perfect. Many times their smaller petting zoo is not open, and there isn’t too many exhibits to look at. I write a five star review today because every time I come here the animals look well taken...More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you for posting your review! We appreciate your support and your membership - people like you are the heart of this zoo! I'd love to address some of your questions and comments, and I appreciate the opportunity to do so! ~~We have great plans...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We came on a Groupon, so that made this brief visit more worth it. Saw big cats outside...loved them! Inside we saw snakes, turtles, fish, big bugs, etc. There was a time I had concerns about animal safety with undermaintained cages (geckos) but overall it...More

Thank jodymmn
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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks for posting your review! We love to hear from our visitors, and see the zoo through your eyes. To ease your mind about the geckos... all of our exhibits are cleaned daily, so my guess is that you got to the gecko exhibit before...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Our local zoo has a Boo at the Zoo event which is a lot of fun for the kids, but parking is a nightmare. I was able to park in a near by church parking lot and walk over to meet my friend and her...More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thanks for coming to Boo at the Zoo - we appreciate your feedback. We'll be the first to admit that parking for Boo at the Zoo is a bit of a frenzy! We have added our free shuttles from the outlying parking lots to attempt...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I have been here with my kids and this is a wonderful zoo that can easily be enjoyed in a day, but will make you want to come back again and again.

Thank Karen Ruth W
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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

We're glad to hear that you had a great time! Thanks for visiting, and for posting a review!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We haven't been to the Zoo since the big flood, When we entered like always the staff very friendly. But as we waled around it was sad to see 1/3 of the zoo was boarded off and some animals were never replaced. Unfortunately nothing was...More

Thank Paco609
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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit! Our master plan was approved in 2015, returning the land on the south side of the creek to the city for a new park. We have signs posted in several places on grounds that also...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The zoo should be closed ! It's the kind of place that makes you want to cry for the animals . Most have no room to enjoy life . Small enclosed spaces and they stand in dirtMore

Thank Witch1956
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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

I'm sorry to hear that you were so concerned by your visit! If you'd like to learn more about the Association of Zoos and Aquarium standards for animal care, I would love to spend some time with you! Our keeping standards meet the requirements for...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is a smaller zoo, but my brother and I still loved it! We stayed here way longer than the larger zoo's in other towns such as Como Zoo and Minnesota Zoo in the cities. It is fairly spread out which was nice because you...More

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Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks for posting your review! We're always happy to hear that people take the time to enjoy our beautiful grounds while doing the zoo. Even on our busy days, our campus feels open and uncrowded. Come visit again soon - every season brings a different...More

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Rajaaram P
21 December 2015|
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Response from Corey L | Property representative |
Sorry about the late reply to this question. The zoo is open from 10-4 on Th-M during the winter months. From May 1 - October 31 we are open 10-5, every day of the week. Also, we will be open later into the evenings on... More
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