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Scovill Zoo

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Address: 71 S. Country Club Road, Decatur, IL
Phone Number: 217.421.7435
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Small Zoo with Big Charm

I was pleasantly surprised by this zoo. For a smaller community zoo, this place has a great variety of animals. the youngsters we took loved the peacocks and other birds wandering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
SarahJ100100
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Bremerton, Washington
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Bremerton, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by this zoo. For a smaller community zoo, this place has a great variety of animals. the youngsters we took loved the peacocks and other birds wandering through the grounds. One can ride the train, pet the goats, pop up through the penguin habitat, pet a tortoise, and get a very close-up look at lots of... More 

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Watseka, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The zoo was small enough not to wear everyone out. I could let the little one walk ahead of me and visit with anumals. The petting zoo was a great addition. I'd have to say the play ground outside of the zoo was our favorite part though. I could rest while he enjoyed himself in a very clean play area.... More 

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Argenta, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited the zoo with our 2 year old and we're presently surprised by how nice it was. Yes, it's small, but there are still a good number of animals and the zoo itself is well maintained. My daughters favorite part were the Penguins and baby goats. In addition to the zoo itself, there is also really nice large playground... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

When I was a kid, this was Scovill Farms...it's grown up! It's a small zoo, but is awesome for kids because it is very manageable. The exhibits are well designed, and there is a good variety of animals. We particularly love the carousel and the petting zoo. It is next door to the Children's Museum, so you can make a... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We actually happened on to this zoo by total accident a number of years ago. My son was a toddler and it was a chilly damp, dreary day and I thought we would take a trip to the local children's museum. Turned out to be the annual cleaning days at the museum and they were closed. I had a very... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The exhibits are well marked. The zookeepers are friendly and knowledgeable. The animals are well kept, safe, habitats are clean. Very good value great playground area and free parking! Easy to see everything in half a day.

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Decatur, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love our local zoo - so many different animals to see. The carousel and train are great fun for all ages - both have wheelchair access! There are a lot of picnic areas in and around the zoo, as well as the BEST playground within 65 miles! The Children's Museum is right next door so you could spend several... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of Decaturs finest attractions young and old can enjoy. My niece 24, daughter 34 and me 60 had an absolute blast. We even rode the carrausel and the train. We are blessed to have such pleasant place that offeres lots of options.

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Springfield, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Heard the zoo was nicer than what is located in my town so I took my daughter over for a day trip and stopped at the zoo, the zoo might have more animals but I didnt see half of them out. They have a nice penguin area with a pop up viewing room to watch them up close and they... More 

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Chewelah, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The zoo had a lot of variety, a petting area, and a train! It was a really hot day so the reptile house was a nice break. The zoo is large enough for the children to enjoy but small enough not to take up your whole day.

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