Being able to pet animals that are usually living in the wild (or animals you might not be able to typically observe) is always a fun way to spend an afternoon. There are plenty of petting zoos in Wisconsin Dells that are perfect for a brief family outing, and it’s especially fun when you bring your kids. Watching the kids interact with the animals is always a treat, especially when they’re simultaneously getting rid of pent-up energy. Whether it’s hot or cold, the animals are there for you to pet, feed, and take pictures, because, after all, it’s a cuteness overload! To learn more about some of the petting zoos in Wisconsin Dells, continue reading below.

The Top 3 Petting Zoos in Wisconsin Dells

You can encounter all sorts of animals that you have never thought about petting before, and they’re all close to Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort. From massive animals like giraffes, all the way to small animals like skunks, this will be an unforgettable experience for your family and your children! Bring your camera and get ready to take some amazing photos petting and feeding these furry critters.

Wisconsin Deer Park

This petting zoo is home to over 100 tame deer that love to be petted and fed directly from your hand! Children of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy these kind-spirited deer and take photos. The deer range from babies to mature adults so that you can see all stages of a deer’s life cycle. If you’re feeling a bit skeptical of your children interacting with what would usually be a wild animal, view the FAQs on the Wisconsin Deer Park website. 

Timbavati Wildlife Park

Families love to visit Timbavati Wildlife Park because of its exotic animals and the entertainment that lasts all day! The Old Fort Dells Engine Number 9 train serves as a Safari Train Ride so that you can make your way throughout the park with ease. The train stops at the animals’ homes so that you can get up-close-and-personal, and even feed some of them, like giraffes! See baby kangaroos, flamingos, reptiles, and so much more when you visit Timbavati Wildlife Park.

Country Bumpkin Farm Market

There are plenty of adorable farm animals at Country Bumpkin Farm Market and plenty of fun to be had. The sweet farm animals include sheep, goats (including baby goats), alpacas, donkeys, calves, peacocks, chickens, ducks, and a miniature horse – nothing could be cuter! At this petting zoo, there are also pedal karts, a zipline, an obstacle course, and plenty of other things to stay entertained for the afternoon. 

The Best Place to Stay in Wisconsin Dells: Sunset Bay

Photo of Baker's Sunset Bay ResortAfter your fun afternoon in Wisconsin Dells, head back to Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort, one of the best family-friendly resorts in the Dells. With a beach, picnic areas, and campfires at night, our resort is bound to be memorable for your next family vacation! With cozy rooms, condos, and plenty of activities to do nearby and on the resort, you’ll want to book a room with us by calling 608-254-8406.