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Ochsner Park Zoo

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903 Park St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1927
+1 608-355-2760
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A regular stop

A place where kids from 1 to 100 love to come. Soon the Zoo will be adfing river otters. It is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas S
,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Can't wait to go back!

My husband and I were passing by when we saw the sign for Ochsner Zoo. Being huge animal lovers... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
kdvw4
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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3-acre zoo featuring over 20 animal species, including River Otter, Black Bear, Gray Wolves, Lynx, Llama, Prairie Dogs, White Tail Deer, Snowy Owl, Capuchin Monkey and more! Free admission 365 days a year.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“prairie dogs” (18 reviews)
“otter exhibit” (5 reviews)
“small variety” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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903 Park St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1927
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+1 608-355-2760
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place where kids from 1 to 100 love to come. Soon the Zoo will be adfing river otters. It is a small zoo but one that is beloved by residents from throughout Sauk County

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My husband and I were passing by when we saw the sign for Ochsner Zoo. Being huge animal lovers, we looked it up and were especially excited when we learned that the animals they house are rescued animals that cannot live in the wild. We...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The kinds love it here. They can return many times. It's not a huge zoo, in fact it is small, which is nice. It is accessible, it is free, and a great way to pass time outdoors. It's much better then having the kids on...More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Despite being small, they have a good group of animals. The prairie dog colony is worth it all by themselves. We saw one so fat he almost rolled. It is well maintained and in a lovely setting.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a lovely little zoo. You can pet the turtle and feed the deer and other animals. The chicken roam free. It is a peaceful place. Be sure to bring the kids or the kid in you.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

How many small towns have a free zoo!!! It is very nice!! Snowy owls, a bear, and prairie dogs. Could watch them for a long time!! A great zoo and the price is sooooo right!! Many other animals too!! Highly recommend this site especially if...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We live about an hour away and stop whenever we can at this hidden jewel in Baraboo. It's perfect for families with small kids. The zoo lends itself to toddler legs. There is a park nearby and Baraboo is a great town to spend an...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

A free zoo in a small town that already has a number of tourist attractions is asking to be skipped, but I'm glad we didn't. They had a number of animals I would not have expected to see in a zoo this small, including bears,...More

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Tori S, General Manager at Ochsner Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

We're glad you enjoyed the zoo. Thanks for visiting and please stop back again!

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Baraboo is a small town and I would not have expected any zoo at all. This one has around 15 exhibits, mostly farm or forest animals and birds but they did have two wolves, a lynx, two bears and three monkeys. They are starting an...More

Thank Lacey C
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Tori S, Manager at Ochsner Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

I'm sorry if you misunderstood the tortoise enclosure. Clover is normally in the large llama exhibit and the small area is for her to b placed in to enjoy the grass and the visitors. As tortoise are not particularly active, that area is appropriate for...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I grew up coming to this zoo/park. My kids grew up coming to the zoo/park. This is one of many of Baraboo's cultural treasures. The Friends group has done a great job of updating the exhibits and with the upcoming otter exhibit well on its...More

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tommarygilmore2013
17 April 2018|
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Response from Tori S | Property representative |
I’m sorry we don’t have that service. Currently you can pull about 5’ from the entrance gate. We are a small zoo of only about 2 acreas with many benches for resting. Sorry we cannot be of more help.
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Elizabeth C
21 September 2017|
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Response from Tori S | Property representative |
Yes, winter hours begin at the e d of October. 8:30-3 everyday even holidays.
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francine k
24 July 2017|
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Response from slsteward | Reviewed this property |
You can feed the goats and there are free range chickens but no ddicated petting zoo.
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