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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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Very nice zoo, especially for little ones.

We really enjoyed our day trip to this zoo although it was quite a while ago. This is a great place to visit for kids, especially younger kiddos. The price is reasonable for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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269 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our day trip to this zoo although it was quite a while ago. This is a great place to visit for kids, especially younger kiddos. The price is reasonable for a family, although there are bigger zoos a bit further away that are free. All in all, we would definitely come back again and visit again! The... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our family visited this zoo on August 3rd. It is a very small zoo which is nice if you have small children, but the price is way too high! Our day was very disappointing since most animals were not visible. The highlight of our trip was feeding the giraffes. We paid $4 per person and we each got TWO pieces... More 

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Iowa
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a very small zoo with very easy accessibility. The animals have fairly large pens to roam and were quite active. Our personal favorite was walking through the Lorakeet aviary. These birds were beautiful and social. We spent nearly 15 minutes inside this habitat just watching the birds! The giraffes were beautiful, as were the lions. There are multiple... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Recently visited the zoo with my parents. It is not advertised or as well known as other zoos but worth the visit. The property/enclosers are well maintained. The zoo is smaller and provides a more intimate visit. You can take older folks and little ones that maybe get tired easier than others. They will appreciate the quaintness of it. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We loved this zoo! It's small, but your able to get really close to the animals and it's very laid back. No one was rushing you through the exhibits. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and the staff was very friendly. We had a great time!

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

You may see from my other reviews that I'm a zoo person. Wherever/whenever I travel, I visit the local zoo. My cousin, her two young children, my uncle, and I visited the zoo together hours before I flew back home (the zoo is very close to the Moline airport). It's a small zoo, but has lots to see for its... More 

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EM, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have been to this zoo many times. As a teacher I used to take my kindergarten classes but have not been the last couple of years. I recently took my five year old granddaughter. First of all, I want to say that the landscaping is beautiful. They have a nice entrance with plenty of gates to enter. Many of... More 

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Quad-Cities
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great zoo that you can see all in a couple of hours. Fantastic for children and adults. Admission prices and ride prices are very reasonable. Be sure to see the giraffes and lions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife went here several years ago and was telling me about it. We live in Tulsa and she said it wasnt as big its a cute little zoo. Weve been to much larger zoos like OKC but you cant see the animals for all the greenery there. At Niabi you can see and get close to them all. There... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a small zoo but just big enough for small kids and the adults who have to chase them. Kids under 2 are free, adults are $8.25 The kids will love the train ride, extra $2 and carousel extra $2. However, check with the zoo, I believe Tuesdays the price drops to $5.25. It's a zoo, they have to make... More 

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