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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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VERY NICE SMALL ZOO

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
zoogoerBerwyn
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Berwyn, IL
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Springfield, Illinois
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139 reviews 139 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Bloomington, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois is one of the smallest zoos in the country. However it is fun and educational. My grand kids had a great time there. There are many small animal exhibits and also some large cats. They also enjoyed the seal lion show. In December they are famous for selling jewelry made from reindeer droppings.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice little zoo. It is small but that is kind of the charm with this place. I always visit when in town. It is a nice place for kids as the bigger zoos can become overwhelming and demand a lot of walking as they are spread out on big areas. This is small with enough animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ive been to this zoo a few times. Yes it is small and for those of us who live near larger zoos it may seem like the cages are small but Ive been told that most of their animals are there for health reasons or unwanted at other zoos. It is a unique experience. The staff is friendly and I... More 

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