Hotels near Milwaukee County Zoo
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Lake Michigan Lux Condos by Barsala
Lake Michigan Lux Condos by Barsala
1840 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
from $0
Stylish Apartments Near Riverwalk
Stylish Apartments Near Riverwalk
2070 N Riverboat Rd, Milwaukee
from $0
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Milwaukee Bayshore Area
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Milwaukee Bayshore Area
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7.3
Good
5423 N Port Washington Road, Milwaukee
from $76
Modern Apartments With Parking
Modern Apartments With Parking
1437 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee
from $0
Kimpton Journeyman
Kimpton Journeyman
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9.3
Excellent
310 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee
from $150
Modern Apartment In East Side Milwaukee
Modern Apartment In East Side Milwaukee
2019 North Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
from $0
Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West
Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West
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9.1
Excellent
8201 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis
from $92
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
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8.0
Excellent
6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee
from $91
County Clare Irish Hotel & Pub
County Clare Irish Hotel & Pub
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9.3
Excellent
1234 N. Astor Street, Milwaukee
from $129
Quality Inn Milwaukee Route 45
Quality Inn Milwaukee Route 45
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7.4
Good
11333 West Silver Spring Dr., Milwaukee
from $51
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.