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Ochsner Zoo

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Address: 903 Park St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1927
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Great for a picnic lunch!

We went because of the tripadvisor reviews. It wasn't amazing. It wasn't boring. It was free, interesting, different. You do get to see wolves, that isn't really something you get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Indianapolis
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Indianapolis
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went because of the tripadvisor reviews. It wasn't amazing. It wasn't boring. It was free, interesting, different. You do get to see wolves, that isn't really something you get to see even at zoo's. So overall, zoo-free. Park is a park. It was all ok. Be sure to read about it while you are there, you can appreciate it... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively decent zoo for a small town such as Baraboo. Small variety of animals, up close.

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Thank jasonjasonjasonjason
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Was a great small zoo and was well kept. Had monkeys,owls, exotic cats, wolves, etc. It was a cute place to walk with my daughter on a nice Feb day.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was a busy little zoo when we visited. They had Prairie dogs, which were fun to watch and photograph. The wolves exhibit was neat too. This is a good place to go with family and accommodates little children easily. At the time of our visit, there were some future exhibits in the works. Hoping they updated their wild cat... More 

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Thank Lisa R W
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Free zoo, friendly and educated staff... can hardly wait for the otter exhibit. Great place to spend a half day.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a short time to waste in Baraboo. This zoo is easy to find, right in town. Free. My grandson loved the prairie dog exhibit. It took about 20 minutes to look at all the animals.

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Thank TravelLover1977_11
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78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Most of the animals here are rescues and they seem very well cared for. It's nice to stop in and walk around to see how they're all doing and to see the newest rescues and progress on fundraising for new habitats.

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Thank cararox
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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124 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

How can you go wrong with a free zoo and park? I have been here numerous times in the last two years since moving to the Baraboo area, and each time has been great. There's a free parking lot on the south side of the zoo/park, as well as free street parking available along the east and south streets. Bathroom... More 

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1 Thank hend6
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

When we first moved to Baraboo we were pleasantly surprised to find a free zoo in town. Over the years we have visited many times with our children and then our grandchildren. The prairie dogs have always been our favorite! Along with the playground and picnic areas Ochsner Park is a really nice place to spend some time with family.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

i love coming to see the monkeys, we used to feed the bear berries but they have now cut down all the trees surrounding the cage, bummed no ore berry feeding :-(

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