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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Love the animals

I loved visiting with the animals especially the snake house and the penguins and they have a carousel and train ride for all to enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ralph K
Decatur, Illinois
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Humboldt, IL
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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is just small enough that it doesn't overstimulate little ones, but there is enough variety to keep everyone entertained. You can walk through the zoo in less than an hour if you choose not to stop, or you can spend the entire afternoon watching the animals, taking pictures, reading about the displays. It's always an enjoyable time here!... More 

Thank GloriaSpear
Decatur, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved visiting with the animals especially the snake house and the penguins and they have a carousel and train ride for all to enjoy.

Thank Ralph K
Lake City, Colorado
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Great surroundings in a family friendly zoo. Penguins, too! Train ride a bonus. A good place for a pleasant walk and relaxing time. Plenty of close parking.

Thank Alreviewer
Decatur, Illinois
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Really fun place! I have family and friends that work here they really care about the grounds and the animals. So much fun at Halloween time during boo at the zoo!

Thank Brandon R
Decatur, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have lived in Decatur most of my life, but have never been to Boo at the Zoo. This past weekend I was able to take my little grandson. The weather was cool ( 40-50), and cloudy. We all dressed warm and bought tickets to get treats and ride the train. We were there almost 2 hours. We took our... More 

Thank snoopysmomma
United States
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63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We took our grand children to this zoo, expecting more than what was seen. We would have had more fun on a farm in the middle of the desert. I was very disappointed with the exhibits. We now drive all the way to Saint Louis

Thank EvangHouston
West Hyattsville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Decent small zoo. A lot of good people working there. There isn't a lot there but what they have all looks well cared for.

Thank Travis S
Decatur, IL, United States
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This zoo is very nice and children friendly for this town. The town has put a lot into having a nice zoo. The people who work there are friendly and helpful,

Thank Elizabeth C
Elkhart, Indiana
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Visited from Indiana during Labor Day weekend and yes this zoo is small compared to many others I've been to. Doesn't take more than an hour to view all the exhibits but young kids will love it. There is a carousel, train ride and large playground. A great way for a family to spend an afternoon together.

Thank railfan84
Decatur, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The zoo is smaller so its perfect for an afternoon visit. Plan extra time for the playground though or skip the zoo and just picnic and play (for free). Totally toddler approved. Inside the zoo, my toddlers are big fans of the carousel and train. They're worth the extra cost. The petting zoo is free. My 1-year-old loves chasing the... More 

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