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Niabi Zoo

Address: 12908 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley, IL 61240
Phone Number: (309) 799-3482
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Saint Charles, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Yes some crucial, typical zoo animals are missing, but it's still a good time for all ages. Less expensive than other zoos. Worth a visit if you're in the area with your family.

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Marion, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went on a Thursday (July 31st) and it was not crowded at all. Admission is not bad, Adults $8.25, children 3-12 $6.25, Seniors $7.25 and kids 2 and under are free. Parking is free. Takes about 3 hours to go through. Not a real large type of zoo. The Giraffe feeding was kind of a joke....... the line was... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Those expecting a zoo like you would find in a major metropolitan area would be disappointed with the Niabi Zoo. As a resident of the area who had not been to Niabi for perhaps five years,I was thrilled with what I saw when I took my three year old granddaughter there recently.The grounds were well cared for with attractive planted... More 

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've taken my two children - 4 and 6 - to a lot of zoos in the midwest, but none was as good of an all around package for their age than the Niabi Zoo. First, the admission for an adult and two kids was very reasonable ($20, I believe), and the charges for additional activities (Train Ride, Pony Ride,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We are from out of town and decided to visit the zoo on a Sunday morning. The Zoo itself was alright. Average sized, but there were a lot of animals that were not in their cages or missing all together! One thing that really bothered me is following their directions online got us lost. They have a detour because of... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is our second visit to the zoo and it was great. We got there right when it opened it was a great day to walk around as it wasn't hot or crowded. The elephants were not out, so that was a bummer and they were cleaning the lion's pool so we couldn't see the lions (we could hear them... More 

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