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Miller Park Zoo

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Address: 1020 S. Morris Ave., Miller Park, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2250
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Great Little Zoo

Our granddaughters had a great time at this zoo. They are 2 and 5 years old. The highlights were the seal feeding, the carousel and the goat petting area. Great for young children!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our granddaughters had a great time at this zoo. They are 2 and 5 years old. The highlights were the seal feeding, the carousel and the goat petting area. Great for young children!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

For a population of 130,000 you will find no better zoo. It is excellent for 5 to 12 year olds. Quite clean with many different exhibits. A full tour of it will take one to two hours depending. Perfect for children.

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have been to small town zoo's in lots of places, but this one was really among the best I have seen. The animals are displayed so they are easy to see even by the smallest child. The animals are fed at opening and again right before closing so you have a good chance of seeing several animals eating. There... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great day trip and so much to see. A large variety of animals and friendly staff to tell us about them. The park right outside the zoo was a fun add on too.

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Tuscola, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

For the area, I was really surprised that they had a zoo. It is nothing that I would compare to big city zoo's, but it would be a great activity for a family or even a date, because you can get through all of it in one to two hours. Either way, it was a lot of fun but go... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great local place to take the little ones. Very Enjoyable. It's a perfect time filler for an afternoon or morning.

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Berwyn, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL is a fine example of a very nice small zoo. Don't expect big exotic animals (like giraffes, lions, polar bears) or "wow" exhibits like the zoos in Chicago or St Louis. Instead this medium small zoo focuses on smaller animals in a modest, charming setting. Favorite animals include lemurs, otters, red pandas, red... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Went with my son a few years ago. The zoo is in a very small area. So small, it makes you feel uncomfortable.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an example of the old-time zoos some cities had before the big mega-zoos of today. I remembered this zoo from when I would visit my aunt when I was a kid in the 60's. We were in town overnight, had some extra time and I wasn't sure it was still there, I was happy to find it was... More 

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Bloomington, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not over priced - but if you are in the area makes sense to by the yearly membership - which has it privaledges; beside being able to come and visit the zoo at anytime of the year there are many other zoos in the country that have a partnership which gives you free acces to their zoo. Ex. we were... More 

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