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Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society

#27 of 94 things to do in Duluth Features Animals
7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
+1 218-730-4500
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Charming

Its a charming smaller zoo. Its not a big zoo and they did have a major flood a couple years ago... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
duluth91011
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Duluth, Minnesota
Lake Superior Zoo visit

We had fun stopping to visit the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, There was a nice selection of cool... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jeff n sally c
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minnesota
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Located 10 minutes from Downtown Duluth, the zoo offers year-round recreational opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. This zoo features animals from around the world. You'll find Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, African Lions, Kangaroos, Lemurs, Tamarins, plus a variety of birds, reptiles, primates and barnyard animals. The Lake Superior Zoo is situated on 16 acres of rocky hills, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. Visit our website for information on our educational camps and programs, upcoming events and how you can host an event at the zoo. Open Daily All Year Long. June - September 9am - 5pm and October - May 10am - 4pm
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  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807-1854
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a charming smaller zoo. Its not a big zoo and they did have a major flood a couple years ago that they are still recovering from. Its nice to be able to actually see the animals unlike other zoo's. They are renovating some of...More

Thank duluth91011
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fun stopping to visit the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, There was a nice selection of cool animals and the grounds were also kinda fun a neat waterfall and bridge, they have a barnyard where you can get up close to some of...More

Thank jeff n sally c
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for making time to post your review! We're glad that you had an enjoyable time here, and that you discovered some of our favorite things - the waterfall, the barnyard, and the great staff we have! We have heard, and noted, your comments...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very disappointed with this zoo. The animals are in very small confinements and a number of the attractions are empty. Honestly in my opinion its not worth the $10.00 to enter.More

Thank weliketoeats
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I'm sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations, but I'm glad for the opportunity to clarify some of your concerns here. Although it may appear that some of our exhibits are small, our enclosures...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is on the smaller side. It also has an amazing waterfall and bridge that you can walk next to. The zoo does lack a little bit of a clean feeling at times. There are exhibits that are being worked on but it was...More

Thank TarenSteg
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate seeing the zoo through your eyes - it helps us improve the visitor experience as we make changes and upgrades. We won't be upgrading that waterfall and river, though, it's pretty perfect as it is! We love it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Duluth native, and know some history of the zoo and how it has changed over the years. Many people are now turned off to the zoo because of its size and limited animal variety, but given the event of the flood in...More

Thank Anthony P
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anthony, Thanks for making time to post a review. We are so appreciative of folks like you who are champions for the zoo. The journey back from the damage of the flood has been a complicated one - there is much more to the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this zoo a few times. It is a good zoo for little children but not a must see for older children as it is small and laid out oddly.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

nice but small...no elephants or giraffes or great apes gorillas etc. but very nice for a small zoo . a good place to take childrenMore

Thank cubbieblue2013
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for making time to post a review! Our northern climate is a bit prohibitive for African animals, so we keep our focus on those species that thrive in colder regions of the world! Since winter is 11 months long here in Duluth,...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We went to the zoo because our motel offered a free zoo pass. Didn't really have many expectations but had a very fun time. This is a smaller zoo but had a wide variety of animals you could get very close to. The nocturnal exhibit...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a nice small zoo really trying to be something special. Lots of friendly help and nice exhibits. Worth a look.More

Thank NewlandViking
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for posting your review. We value the comments we get from our visitors! Our mission is 'to provide close-up animal experiences which inspire connections to wildlife and action toward conservation in our region and around the world'. This drives everything that we do,...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

As the saying goes, it is what it is! It's a smaller zoo. I enjoyed it and felt it was just the right size to walk around on a warm summer day. It's worth the money and the animals and exibits change from time to...More

Thank Bill S
Julie O, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We love to hear what our visitors like about their experience, and use the comments we get to be constantly improving. Our animal care staff is great at building new, and refreshing older, exhibits. This...More

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Rajaaram P
20 December 2015|
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Response from Corey L | Property representative |
Sorry about the late reply to this question. The zoo is open from 10-4 on Th-M during the winter months. From May 1 - October 31 we are open 10-5, every day of the week. Also, we will be open later into the evenings on... More
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