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Review of Henry Vilas Zoo

Henry Vilas Zoo
Ranked #4 of 103 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Truly a wild place to hang out, this free zoo, located inside Vilas Park, features animals from around the world including African lions, South American alpacas and tortoises from the Galapagos Islands.
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Great place to spot, especially for families with children. There are lots of things to do, and the setting is very nice also.

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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Free parking, free admission, you'll pay movie-theater-prices for food (but since there is no admission/parking fees, the zoo has to make money somewhere). I've gone here quite a few times with visiting friends, I'd advise going on a weekday if you want to go when the zoo is less populated. Last time I went on a Thursday around 3pm and there were very few people (zoo closes at 5pm).

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Great little free zoo for kids and adulst. Newer play structures. Smaller zoo but has quite a few different animals and is the perfect size for small kids. Giant grass field to play in as well. Probably could spend 2-3 hours there.

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

A great place for everyone to visit. Free admission, lots of animals to look at, new childrens part, good fishing near by and just an all around great place!

Thank Ken K
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

We visited the Henry Vilas Zoo at the end of March. The weather was really pleasant and perfect for a walk! Since it was early in the season some of the animals weren't out yet but some, like the grizzly and polar bears, were out and playful. This zoo is small and quaint but so pleasant and special. A perfect place for adults and kids to enjoy the Spring air and Smile!

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