Zoos in LA CROSSE with kids

It’s animal time in La Crosse, Wisconsin and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than La Crosse because this The Badger State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue

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    (70 miles) Rock Springs

    Offering self guided tours of the rescue facility, plus 3 varying led-tour types for a more intensive experience, including Morning Feeding and the thrilling Night Tour.

  • Timbavati Wildlife

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    (74 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Experience an up close and personal encounter with a variety of animals guaranteed to give you memories for a lifetime. Enjoy the new Camel Ride or a take stroll around the Storybook Gardens, this ...

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  • Pipsqueaks Indoor Playground

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    (63 miles) Rochester

    Indoor fun for little ones up to 5 years, with slides, rides, toddler zone and ways to let that imagination soar! Open seasonally over winter

  • Knuckleheads Bowling and Indoor Fun

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    (74 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Entertaining indoor fun with an XD theatre ride, rope course and 24 lane bowling facility.

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument

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    (42 miles) Harpers Ferry

    There are numerous opportunities for you to enjoy a self-guided tour or join a ranger for a hike, walk, talk or historic demonstration. Most trails are moderately strenuous, however, there are some ...

  • Cypress Grove Nature Park

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    (79 miles) Jackson

    Come and enjoy over 150 acres of beautiful river bottom land, view the nature center and enjoy picnic areas and an observation tower.

  • Red Cedar Trail and Hoffman Hills

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    (82 miles) Menomonie

    Two of Dunn County’s premier natural and recreational destinations. Whether bicycling, skiing, hiking, walking or canoeing, you will discover miles of spectacular natural beauty.

  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail

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    (93 miles) Cross Plains

    An incredible 1,200 miles of trail that traces the glaciers edge which existed 15,000 years ago! A great historical family adventure in Wisconsin!

  • Schmeeckle Reserve

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    (97 miles) Stevens Point

    Schmeeckle Reserve is an ideal place for hiking, jogging, biking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife watching, or just relaxing. With over 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a pristine 24-acre lake, a ...

  • Bear Foot Bay Indoor Waterpark

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    (50 miles) Prairie du Chien

    Come check out our body slide, waterfall spa, activity pool with water basketball, children's pool with water geysers, kids' slide, prehistoric fish and much more!

  • Chaos Indoor Water Park

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    (67 miles) Eau Claire

    Chaos Water Park, inside the resort, is packed with ways to thrill, explore and find your ultra human strengths. This award-winning comic book park is filled with more than typical slides and rivers; ...

  • Polynesian Water Park Resort

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    (73 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    OVER 200,000 Sq. Ft. and nearly 500,000 Gallons of Indoor & Outdoor Water Park FUN! YEAR ROUND enjoy our 38,000 sq .ft. Indoor Waterpark Areas.

  • Chula Vista Resort Waterparks

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    (73 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    From the extreme to the sublime, the indoor and outdoor waterparks at Chula Vista Resort have been designed to meet the needs for everyone. With state of the art slides, relaxing lazy river, private ...

  • Rain Tree Resort

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    (73 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    With our indoor and outdoor waterparks, huge arcade, lounge and cafe. The RainTree Resort is the perfect Wisconsin Dells getaway for parents and children.

  • Noah's Ark Waterpark

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    (74 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Make a splash at America's LARGEST water park, with waterslides, wave pools, tube rides, mini golfs, arcades, and much more!

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

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    (75 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Indoor AND outdoor fun with these water parks at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin, with and indoor theme park too!

  • Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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    (95 miles) Dubuque

    25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark in Iowa, with daily admission, and tons of water fun to be had!

  • Ghost Out-Post Haunted House

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    (74 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Are you afraid of the Dark?? Have you ever been hunted by a man-eating rat? Do you know how it feels to be trapped in a maze with twisted torture victims? In the Ghost Out-Post Haunted House you ...

  • Wizard Quest

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    (74 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Wizard Quest is the leader in computer interactive games played in a live setting. The setting is a 13000 square foot fantasy, themed labrynth (called the quadrasphere).

  • Bounce World

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    (66 miles) Rochester

    15,000 sq feet of Minnesota bounce playland! Kids can bounce their heart away for the day in a fun and colorful environment!

  • Northwoods Orchard

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    (70 miles) Oronoco

    Seasonal family day out fun in Minnesota with pumpkin patch, a corn maze, backwoods golf, wagon rides and animals too!

  • Skate City Family Fun Center

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    (84 miles) Wisonsin Rapids

    A trip to Skate City is sure to please. Join us during one of our public skating sessions. We also have many special events including All Night Skates, Early Release Skates, Out of School Skates and ...

  • Mt. Olympus and The Bay

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    (73 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    With an indoor AND outdoor theme park, outdoor water park, AND indoor water park all waiting to be enjoyed - Mt Olympus is certainly an exciting place to visit for all ages!

  • Timber Falls Adventure Park

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    (74 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    How can you go wrong at an amusement park that measures fun in screams per second! Rides for all ages in this exciting Wisconsin attraction.

  • Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center

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    (43 miles) Warrens

    Visit the Cranberry Discovery Center where you can learn all about this “berry” unique crop. Through storyboards, video, sound recordings, static and interactive displays. One of the many fun ...

  • House on the Rock

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    (74 miles) Spring Green

    The House on the Rock is the grand vision of Alex Jordan, who believed that sights and sounds were the most effective means of stimulating the senses. He wanted guests to question his creation, to ...

  • Field of Dreams Movie Site

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    (91 miles) Dyersville

    Is this Heaven? No...it's Iowa. Those infamous words from the movie "Field Of Dreams" can be re-lived at this movie site location!

  • Childrens Museum of La Crosse

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    (1 miles) La Crosse

    Learning and fun rolled into one! Three floors of hands-on exhibits, birthday parties, gift shop, field trips, summer day camps, special programs, and more. For ages 1-12 with adult companions.

  • Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum

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    (23 miles) Sparta

    The Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bike Museum, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing an understanding and encouraging an interest and appreciation in the career of Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton, History of ...

  • Chippewa Valley Museum

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    (71 miles) Eau Claire

    the exciting and intertwining stories of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley is to visit the nationally recognized Chippewa Valley Museum, located in Eau Claire. We offer award-winning exhibits, ...

  • Mid Continent Railway Museum

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    (72 miles) North Freedom

    Experience this outdoor, living museum recreating the "Golden Age of Railroading" back in the 19th century! Locomotive fun for kids in Wisconsin!

  • Circus World Museum

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    (79 miles) Baraboo

    A fun and interesting collection of fascinating circus artifacts - it might even be the largest in the world! Historic circus fun for the whole family in Wisconsin!

  • Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

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    (79 miles) Chippewa Falls

    Welcome to CFMIT! We interpret a rich, varied history of manufacturing and processing that began here in the 1840\'s and continues today. As we relate the story of industry, we teach about the area ...

  • National Farm Toy Museum

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    (92 miles) Dyersville

    The National Farm Toy Museum welcomes kids of all ages to explore the thousands of tractors, implements, farm dioramas, toy-manufacturing displays, and pedal tractors on exhibit around the museum! ...

  • National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

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    (95 miles) Dubuque

    Fun and learning flow together along the Mississippi River! Hands-on features and interactive exhibits ready for kids to explore in both indoor and outdoor spaces!