Henry Vilas Zoo

I was going to post a reflections post yesterday on the A to Z blogging Challenge but I was actually boring myself.  So I am going to post something way more exciting!

Last weekend, my husband & I took a trip down to Madison for a bridal shower.  While there we stopped at the Henry Vilas Zoo!  If you have not heard of it, it is a zoo located in Madison, WI and it is completely free.  henry-vilas-zoo

I was very surprised with the quality of this free zoo and would definitely go back again when we have a little more time!  Here is a link to the map of the zoo: 2014_Zoo_Map

It was the perfect morning for the zoo so the tigers & lions were out and about.  Here are some photos that I took:


Besides frogs, I also LOVE giraffes.

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In most of the tanks, there was a variety of frogs & there were plenty for everyone to be able to see them.

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Steve loved the bright red color of this one so maybe we can get some of these in the future 😉

Below are some photos of the overall tanks.  They were much larger tank sizes and better built than I was expecting.

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The alligators were out and really wanted their pictures taken.

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IMG_2046If you are ever in Madison and looking for something to do, I would definitely recommend the Henry Vilas Zoo.


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8 thoughts on “Henry Vilas Zoo

    1. me too! It will be awhile until I am ready to take on some more frogs. Maybe after I sell a couple babies then I can justify it. I think I can find a new frog everyday that I would like to add!

    1. Yeah! I was pretty amazed that it was free! We will definitely have to stop back when we have more than an hour. I would love to spend some time just touring around the midwest going to zoos! That would be fun!

      1. That would be great to go back. I am going to make a point to check out zoos in the areas I visit! Seriously that must have been a wonderful treat! 😀

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