Milwaukee County Zoo
- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Laughing hyenas, camels, a leopard shark and three new African lion cubs are just some of the animals you'll see if you visit the Milwaukee County Zoo. Opened in 1892, the once-small space has expanded to more than 200 acres containing about 2,200 animals. There are also a number of special events and exhibits -- like Elephant Appreciation Day and the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular -- that take place across the year.
One TripAdvisor user who calls the Milwaukee County Zoo "absolutely awesome" also offers a couple tips: "You may want to park outside of the zoo to save money. Also, take extra money -- some of the exhibits like the butterfly exhibit and the dolphin show cost extra."
You'll find it just off I-94, about a 15-minute drive west of downtown Milwaukee. Admission prices fluctuate between seasons, and they're also based upon whether you're a Milwaukee resident or from out-of-town. Keep in mind that parking costs extra too. Although it's open daily, the zoo also offers different hours of operation based on the season. For more information, visit the website.