Sometimes it can be a real life saver to get off campus for a bit and the Henry Vilas Zoo is definitely a fun option. The zoo opened in 1911 and it one of the only remaining free zoos in the country.
During the summer they have a petting so for kids. Also make sure not to miss the lions, the seals or the penguins.
I have also been told that they have great deals at the gift shop and great cotton candy.
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Hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm year round, excluding major holidays