Hotels near Milwaukee County Zoo
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Hampton Inn Milwaukee Northwest
Hampton Inn Milwaukee Northwest
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7.2
Good
5601 N. Lover's Lane Rd., Milwaukee
from $85
Modern 2 BR Apt w Balcony and Parking
Modern 2 BR Apt w Balcony and Parking
1509 N Jackson St. Unit #304, Milwaukee
from $0
Modern Apartments With Parking
Modern Apartments With Parking
1437 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee
from $0
Spacious Townhome Apartments
Spacious Townhome Apartments
118 N Jackson St, Milwaukee
from $0
Residence Inn Milwaukee West
Residence Inn Milwaukee West
1300 Discovery Parkway, Wauwatosa
from $111
Comfort Suites Milwaukee - Park Place
Comfort Suites Milwaukee - Park Place
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7.3
Good
10831 W Park Pl, Milwaukee
from $65
Prime Lower East Side Apartments
Prime Lower East Side Apartments
916 E State St, Milwaukee
from $0
Milwaukee River Condos by Barsala
Milwaukee River Condos by Barsala
1640 N Water Street, Milwaukee
from $0
Downtown Penthouse with Free Parking
Downtown Penthouse with Free Parking
225 East Michigan Street Apt #608, Milwaukee
from $0
DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee City Center
DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee City Center
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8.9
Excellent
611 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
from $104
More About Hotels near Milwaukee County Zoo...

Education and Animals

Spread over 200 acres, the Milwaukee County Zoo is home to over 1,800 animals from around the world. From large jungle cats to primates and colorful birds, this zoo houses exotic animals that are sure to leave an impression on children of all ages. Large areas allow the animals to roam comfortably and educational demonstrations by helpful staff help guests to understand and appreciate the zoo’s inhabitants. 

Highlights of the County Zoo

With so many varying species at the Milwaukee County Zoo it is easy to be overwhelmed. Although everyone has a favorite animal in mind, the most popular attractions are the Primates of the World, the Taylor Family Humboldt Penguin Exhibit, and the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. Spanning three continents; the animals of Africa/Asia/South America are varied and fascinating. Be sure to say hi to the sub-Saharan African hippopotamus and the spotted Reticulated Giraffes.

Children will love “finding Nemo” amongst all the colorful species of fish as well as getting up close to the rays in the Aquatic and Reptile Center. For those looking to see animals native to the area head to the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm where you will find cute farm animals begging to be petted.

To maximize your viewings be sure to consult the animal feeding schedule and work around the shows and attractions that you want to enjoy. A ride on the zoo’s Safari Train is a great way to get around the park and the Sky Safari offers guests a birds eye view of the zoo from above. Thrill seekers will enjoy the SkyTrail Ropes Course and Zip Line tour.

Staying near the Milwaukee County Zoo

The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West Hotel is located less than one mile from the County Zoo and is a great choice for those looking for high-end amenities in a nearby location. The Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield is another upper end hotel that offers quality comfort a short drive away from the zoo’s gates. Budget minded travelers will like the value of the Days Inn West Allis and the Holiday Inn Express – both offering cozy rooms with breakfast included.