Henry Vilas Zoo

Row 1

702 S Randall Ave
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 266-4732
Zoo, Other Outdoors, Entertainment

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  • Go to Henry Vilas Zoo and take a picture with the Polar Bear.
  • Never wave at a monkey. It's a threatening motion! And you would never wave at a stranger
  • Go early in the morning, like before 11 AM, when the animals are all awake. This zoo is free and is way better than any of the zoos I've paid admission for. Lots of different animals!
  • Free admission and parking! This is a nice zoo, lots of animals and you MUST check out the Prarie dogs!
  • Can't go wrong with a free zoo! Donations always welcome.
  • Please make donations as this is a free zoo
  • Henry Vilas Zoo receives over 500,000 visitors annually & is one of a few free zoos in the world. For news, sports & entertainment on your mobile phone, including zoo news, download our free app!
  • Call the chimps "monkeys", smile at them and then watch the chimp Nazi react.
  • Wait for the tiger to walk up to the glass totally worth it
  • Great experience for a free zoo (better than several we've paid to visit); had ages 3 to 12 with us and all loved it. Recommend to anyone site-seeing in Madison with kids.
  • How can you beat free?!
  • Visit the tapirs. I think they've been bullied into submission by the natural predator and neighbor the tiger. They could use some love.
  • Love this zoo! It's free!
  • don't go on a hot day during the summer! polar bear will not come out of its cave.
  • Penguins are the best!
  • Nice little zoo. It's the best, free zoo I've ever visited.
  • Considering that this zoo is free, it's fantastic. My 18 mth old daughter enjoyed it thoroughly. We loved eating in the Glacier Cafe & watching the Polar Bears. Bathrooms could use some TLC though.
  • No Puffin at the zoo.
  • Good Selection. And it's free. One of a few nice thing madtown has to offer
  • Kegan sometimes begs to go here! It's a lot of fun to take kids there or just walk around...