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Miller Park Zoo

1020 S. Morris Ave., Miller Park, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2250
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Hugo, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The zoo is very well maintained and the staff friendly and helpful. It is small but definitely worth a visit or membership if you're in the area long enough and enjoy weekly or monthly visits. My kids and I love seeing the animals and watching them eat, play, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The zoo is great value for money, we spent ages walking around, we saw the bear and leopard getting fed, it was a very pleasant afternoon.

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United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

While the zoo is a fun place to stop by and kill a couple of hours, I don't think the animals are treated right. Large animals such as a tiger and a bear are kept alone in tiny cement cells. They look like they are in poor health and should not be kept in such enclosures.

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our family was driving through and on a whim decided to visit. This is an awesome small zoo. We easily covered it in two hours but could have taken more time. There were lots of keeper and animal interactions available. Several walk through exhibits where you felt up close to the animals but safe too. Staff was very friendly and... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This little zoo is a hidden gem in town. It features lots of animals and small crowds, so you can really get up close. The wallaby encounter area is awesome & kids love it. The carousel is precious as well. We had fun looking for the wolf in the wolf encounter & saying hello to the red panda before measuring... More

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Urbana, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

quite a nice variety of animals for a small zoo and well maintained. unfortunately most of them were napping and we did not see red wolf or pallas cat and barely any of the bear or tiger-they were hiding .the park is a nice place to have a little picnic after seeing the zoo.would probably try to go at feeding... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A nice little small town Zoo. I have watched this little zoo grow up. I visited this zoo before I had kids and just recently visited with my teenage sons. And have visited during the many stages of them growing up.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had not been to Miller Park Zoo in 15 or 20 years even though my brother lives a block away from it and we decided to take our 5 year old grandson who was visiting from out of town. We were glad we did! I was wowed and amazed at how much the zoo has improved over the years.... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great zoo with lovely grounds. MPZ is small but well-stocked, and has many rare animals due to its active role in the Species Survival Plan breeding program. Keepers are excellent too. A perfect way to spend a couple of hours any time of year!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I bring my son here all the time. It's a good way to waste a couple hours. Plus, they sometimes have different events (like the zoo spooktacular the Sunday before Halloween). My son's favorite part is the carousel. They also have feedings every day that you can see. For $16, my family of 3 (2 adults, 1 child) has a... More

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