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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 zoo for small children!

Went to the zoo while in town for a wedding. We took our 2 year old twins, it was perfect for them. Lots in interesting animals. Spent 2 hours there, it is a smaller zoo but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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aurora, il

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aurora, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went to the zoo while in town for a wedding. We took our 2 year old twins, it was perfect for them. Lots in interesting animals. Spent 2 hours there, it is a smaller zoo but just the right size for fabulous with young kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Miller Park Zoo is a very nice for it's size. It has a nice variety of animals which are usually easily seen because of the size of the enclosures. The zoo is clean. Some may consider the cost a little pricey but it is only given a small budget by the city and gets most of its funding from admission... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Miller Park Zoo is a wonderful small zoo in this community! Their focus is on education, conservation, and repopulation. People may be surprised to learn that MPZ is home to many rare animals, and that as part of the Species Survival Program they are helping rebuild the numbers of rare and endangered animals. E.g, snow leopards recently had twin cubs... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you have toddlers or small ones who want to run off on their own, bring them to Miller Park Zoo, one of the oldest small-town zoos in the country. The grounds are neatly manicured, the paths are wide and you can see your little ones running from afar, and there are some surprising exhibits here--with many of the animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Miller Park is a great mid-size zoo and getting better each time we visit. The new zookeeper has a master plan to improve Miller Park and you can see that plan in action. They are increasing the number of animals and more importantly improving the habitats for the current animals and the new animals they are bring in. It is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very Clean and good activities for all Children, Grandchildren, and Adults. It is a good family atmosphere, near facilities such as stores, gas stations, etc.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nothing terribly special about Miller Park Zoo, it is a small zoo located in the not-so-upscale south end of Bloomington. Be sure to lock your car and valuables up so that you don't risk theft or vandalism from the locals in the area. The small size of the zoo is good for young children, it only takes a few hours... More 

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This zoo is a robust, ever-changing, institution of which the community should be proud. The rainforest exhibit is such a cool atmosphere, and while the bears and big cats are a great traditional attraction there are so many interesting potential favorites that supplement them - river otters, sea lions, the sloth, playful monkees, and the "wallabee walkabout" are popular favorites.... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My grandchildren enjoy this very doable and enjoyable zoo. They espectally like the petting zoo area. The scheduled educational talks along the path through the zoo are appropriate and fun. Great playgrounds out and about within Miller Park add to the day of fun.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a nice zoo. A bit on the small side but my niece loved it. The fact it had wheelchairs to use was a big plus for us because I have a hard time walking long distances. The zoo is clean and well maintained and the animals seem very happy. We enjoyed feeding time, that was fun.

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