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Lincoln Children's Zoo

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1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502-1832
+1 402-475-6741
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Favorite Kids' Zoo Anywhere

The Lincoln Children's Zoo is committed to their animals, to their city, and to all the guests who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
prairiebox
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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I love this zoo - it’s the right size for kids where you don’t wear out so easily (you or the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NEVenturer
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Lincoln Children's Zoo is rated among the best zoos for children by Parent Magazine and is home to over 400 animals, including the world's smallest monkeys (pygmy marmosets), ring-tailed lemurs, dromedary camels, red pandas, meerkats, and more!. Over 40 of our animals are endangered, including the Humboldt Penguin, Amur leopard and Matschie's tree kangaroo. Featuring interactive Zoofari stations with Larry the Cable Guy, up-close animal encounters and the historic ZO&O Railroad, the Zoo is the perfect destination for the entire family. Lincoln Children's Zoo's mission is "to enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things."
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (31 reviews)
“small children” (20 reviews)
“pony rides” (13 reviews)
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1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502-1832
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+1 402-475-6741
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"butterfly house"
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"kids love"
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"special events"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lincoln Children's Zoo is committed to their animals, to their city, and to all the guests who walk through their gates. I've never been to such a sweet, well-tended, and thoughtful zoo. This is the type of place you can visit and learn all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this zoo - it’s the right size for kids where you don’t wear out so easily (you or the kids). We bought a joint membership of this and the Children’s Museum. I’m looking forward to the giraffe coming! Our grandson loves the train...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small children's zoo that can be seen in under an hour. They are currently doing a fair large expansion that should be done in 2019. If going to visit make sure you check the hours as the zoo closes during the winter...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Not as busy as Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Quiet, Lots of little attractions. Food is good. Staff is friendly. Zoo is small and easy to get around. Clean restrooms and walkways. Lots of places to sit and relax or eat. It's about a one...More

1  Thank Kirk M
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The zoo's mission statement: To enrich lives through interaction with living things. This small zoo has over 350 animals, over 40 of them endangered animals including the Humboldt penguin, snow leopard & Matchies tree kangaroo, plus the world's smallest monkeys (pygmy marmoset), a fossa, ring-tailed...More

2  Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

There are so many things to see and do at the zoo. It is a fun experience for people of all ages. The butterfly house adds to the value of the experience.

1  Thank Molemomma
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I love the Lincoln Zoo. It is perfect for families with children, especially young children. People often forget about with the Omaha Zoo being so close. What I love about the zoo is it isn't an all day excursion. I love an hour from Lincoln...More

1  Thank HuskerFAN05
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My wife and I always brought the kids here when they were younger. I still enjoy going back now that they have grown. with the upcoming expansion, I can't wait until its complete to see what has changed.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

It is a small childrens' zoo with a lot of new construction. I would be interested in a visit after the construction is complete. The current zoo is clean and organized around many playgrounds and children's activities. Made me wish I was a child again!!!

Thank Dick R
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I have gone to the Lincoln's Children Zoo since before it was a zoo. I have seen things added and removed over time. I wish they did not tear down the little town. I had a couple of police relatives that donated to the small...More

Thank Richard W
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