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Cougar Mountain Zoo

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Address: 19525 Southeast 54th St, Issaquah, WA 98027
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+1 425-392-6278
09:30 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 09:30 - 17:00

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Endangered animals in a more kind setting

This zoo is expensive, and unlike the public zoo, so be prepared for that. The animals are endangered and the tigers are very rare and very expensive to maintain. They are fed... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Small and compact but with a lovely selection of animals. 3 cougars who are active and great commentary from their keeper at feeding time. 🐱Several tigers and wolves along with the Magic Forest where you can feed the animals. Look out for the sculptures along the way at all the enclosures.

Thank Karyn_21
Foresthill, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Nice small neighborhood place. Amazing birds and lots of them. We enjoyed the parrot .The kids would say hi and the parrot responded with the amazing whistle. We have an 1yr old and 6,8 years old they really had a great time. Also very nice stroll for seniors:). Very very clean lots of food to feed some of the animals.... More 

Thank tulanesh
Bellevue, Washington
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I love taking my preschool class here because everyone pays their own way. I'd love to have a birthday party here but it's so expensive for such a small zoo.

Thank Spooky B
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136 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This zoo is expensive, and unlike the public zoo, so be prepared for that. The animals are endangered and the tigers are very rare and very expensive to maintain. They are fed the best food and have a lovely habitat. The whole zoo is very different, quite small actually, and pricey. That said, it is peaceful and has a beatiful... More 

Thank SeattleTravelmomm
SeaTac, Washington
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Loved this place even with the very cold temperature there were animals outside and friendly people! be sure to check the days and hours they are open. Where else can you see a White tiger and emus? Reindeer and Alpacas? Parrots and Cranes? The Cougars are beautiful. Well worth it to go...just a few minutes outside of Seattle and very... More 

Thank SeatacW
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love treating my grandchildren to Cougar Mountain Zoo. It's perfect with children because it's small, walkable, interesting, educational, and you don't have to commit to an entire day for them to experience wildlife. The employees are available to answer questions and direct attention to special events taking place on the grounds.

1 Thank Paulene S
Issaquah, Washington
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This zoo is perfect for little kids, but it's fun for older ones too. It's one of your favorite places to visit in Issaquah. My daughter loves the macaw and the sculptures are great!

Thank Giseli-issaquah
New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is one of our favorite places to visit when we come to the area to see our grandchildren. The zoo is small enough for the young ones to navigate and offers interesting exhibits. You can see just about everything in a 2 hour visit.

Thank DKJNewYork
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A small zoo, very enjoyable and low key. So much easier to actually see animals up close than big zoos.

Thank firsttimer60
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Glad we went, once is plenty, kids enjoyed bird show very much .... Habitat was not very natural but sculptures were great !

Thank Merilee G

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