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Scovill Zoo

71 S. Country Club Road, Decatur, IL
217.421.7435
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 via mobile

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been here several times and although it is a small zoo, it has a great variety of animals including cheetahs, camel, and flamingos. The train is a favorite of my kids and the playground just outside is outstanding. They also have a nice carousel as well. Good value and great for small children, as it is very stroller... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very small zoo. The best thing is the petting area. Otherwise, just not a lot to offer. We did enjoy the Halloween trick or treat they had. We are use to a larger zoo with lots and lots of animals. Not a lot of animals here.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went to the Scovill Zoo and spent 2 hours walking the zoo and playing in the playground outside of the zoo. It was very reasonably priced, was clean and had well shaded areas on a very hot day. There was a larger selection of animals to see than I anticipated, and they have peacocks that walk freely around the... More 

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