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Niabi Zoo

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Address: 12908 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley, IL 61240
Phone Number: (309) 799-3482
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Expensive but Mostly Worth It

Cost a bit more than I would have liked for the size of the park; that said, we were able to watch an Eagle eat from about 4 feet away!! All the animals were at ground level... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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131 reviews 131 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We like coming here on the occasion. they even have a discount day on Tuesdays which is nice. never been to other zoos in different cities and yes this wasn't very big but its very nice. it was clean well kept. they have a nice variety of animals that's not too overwhelming. it's nice to see the baby giraffe. one... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

How cool is it to feed a giraffe? Super cool! The Monkeys were crazy hyper. I've never seen monkeys so playful, we spent most of our time with the monkeys! :)

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This zoo was overall ok. For driving 2 hours away and having to pay to get in, i would have rathered gone to St. Louis Zoo for free for the same distance. There were not a lot of animals and the animals they did have were all in hiding. It did have an amazing exhibit for the giraffes, you pay... More 

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Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Cost a bit more than I would have liked for the size of the park; that said, we were able to watch an Eagle eat from about 4 feet away!! All the animals were at ground level which was a great experience for our entire family. The kids particularly loved the petting/feeding zoo.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Awesome zoo , Lots to see and do! Train Ride, Carousel, Feed the Giraffes, Koi Pond, Donkey Rides, ...... great fun for ALL ages! We went the first week that it was open for the year. Some of the animals were not ready for visitors due to the frigid temps that week for example the giraffes were housed and fed... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I took our 2 grandkids ages 8 & 4. They loved the train ride. My granddaughter loved the pony rides. You can feed the animals at certain stations and the aviary is cool for the kids. The petting zoo is great as well, and for a small fee you can feed the animals there as well. There... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Friday October 24th .. We decided to do an adventure and our first stop was the Niabi Zoo. What a surprise for some reason the zoo was free this day. This is a small zoo but for it's size it had/has quite a few large animals. My favorite was the large cats and next the giraffes. My husband enjoyed the... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was at this zoo 11 years ago when my son was 4. Always wanted to get back there I enjoyed it so much. My husband, my 15 year old son and I went this past weekend and it was even better! We took the train around the park when we came in and when we got off the train... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice zoo to walk around. Not a whole lot of animals but it's still enough to kill a few hours with the kids. Fairly priced to get in.

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Shorewood, Illinois, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

They have more animals than Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, and no crowds or waits in line. You are able to get closer to the animals and the zoo is the perfect size not to small and not to big. Perfect for families with smaller children.

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