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Marshfield is a vibrant community in central Wisconsin known for world-class health care and a fresh mix of lodging, dining and shopping and attractions. There’s always something new to discover in Marshfield—plan your visit today.

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700 S. Central Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449

Wildwood Park & Zoo
Parks & Zoo

Wildwood Park & Zoo

Established in 1937, Wildwood has grown to become one of the state’s premier parks and leading municipal zoos. Journey more than 150 acres by foot or tour the large animal drive in your car. The zoo features rare twin Kodiak bears Munsey & Boda. Check out the newly expanded Cougar Exhibit and Welcome Center; see wolves, lynx, bald eagles, buffalo and many more animals! The park has miles of trails and is a favorite spot for hikers, runners and bikers. Accessible bathrooms are available at the Welcome Center and families and groups are welcome. Parking is free.

Welcome Center Animal Exhibits
Welcome Center Animal Exhibits include:

  • Common Chuckwalla
  • Hognose Snake
  • Honey Bees
  • Ornate Box Turtles
  • Tiger Salamander

Welcome Center Features

  • By turning dials and pressing buttons, visitors can see a demonstration of how natural gas is extracted, what happens when a tree falls into power lines, and how solar rays and wind turbines harness energy. The new public restrooms are also located inside the Welcome Center, for your convenience.
  • Elements of the interactive water display, in our new Welcome Center, will teach the importance of water quality and the water cycle.

Zoo hours:

Spring (April 1-Memorial Day): 7:30am-6pm
Summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day): 7:30am-7:30pm
Fall (Labor Day-October 31): 7:30am-6pm
Winter (November 1-March 31): Monday-Sunday 7:30am-2:30pm

Large Animal Drive hours: 7am-10:30pm daily

Wildwood Park hours: 6am-10:30pm daily

Wildwood Zoo Tours
Do you have a class, work group, or party that loves to visit and hear about the Wildwood Zoo? Book a tour today by contacting Marshfield Parks & Recreation at 715-384-4642 ext. 4.

What can I see in the main Zoo?

  • Bald Eagles
  • Bobcat
  • Canada Lynx
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Great Horned Owls
  • Kodiak Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Prairie Dogs
  • Rabbits
  • Red Foxes
  • Red-Tailed Hawks
  • Sandhill Cranes
  • Screech Owl

Large Animal Drive
American Bison, American Elk, Timber Wolves & White-Tailed Deer

Zoo Sensory Gardens
The Zoo is home to unique sensory gardens that include a wide variety of flowering and non-flowering plans designed to encourage the visitor to experience the senses of sign, sound, smell, and touch.

Basic Rules
To ensure the best possible experience for both our guests and our animals, we ask that you:

  • Do not bring pets into the zoo-they can upset the animals and transmit diseases (service animals are welcome!)
  • Do not feed the animals – the animals are on special, veterinarian formulated diets
  • Leave your bike or skates by the bike rack near the entrances as a courtesy to other guests
  • Keep off fences and do not stick arms or fingers through barriers to protect yourselves and our animals
  • Do not harass or chase the ducks and geese-they are not tame and may act aggressively if threatened
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicap accessible
2.8 miles from Clinic
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