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Dickerson Park Zoo

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Address: 3043 North Fort, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone Number: (417) 864-1800
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We all enjoyed it!

Many animals too see! All animals were visible. Especially enjoyed the giraffes! We were even allowed to feed them!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Branson, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We made a day trip from Branson to see this zoo. Very impressive. Petting zoo area allows you to feed the goats, cows, and miniature donkey. Bring your quarters for the feed!! Also awesome to feed the giraffes! The elephant show at 11 am was very interesting and entertaining. Very interactive with the animals. Disappointed with the train ride, but... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is not the best zoo I have ever visited but it does make for a way to spend a pleasant afternoon. The price of admission is reasonable. If the zoo was updated and expanded it would make for a better zoo.

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice little zoo. We came only to see the elephants since we do not have them in our hometown. We have a zoo membership in our state and this zoo participates so admission was free.

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Pratt, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This zoo was much smaller than I imagined it would be. We were lucky enough to come on their $1 admission day. Usually it cost about $10 more.

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Chillicothe, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This zoo was great for little travelers. My two 5 year old grandsons enjoyed seeing so many animals in such a small amount of time. The walking between exhibits is minimal. The petting zoo is nice and the animals are all friendly. The kids also enjoyed being able to feed several of the animals. It's a fun time for the... More 

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Solon, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our kids (8 & two 5 year olds) loved this zoo!!! The animals seemed well taken care of & happy!!! This zoo was very reasonably priced for admission!!!! Adults & kids alike were entertained with this zoo.

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Mill Spring, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This zoo started out nice for its size but was depressing by the end. There were several empty exhibits and missing animals that have been sent to other zoos. This struggling zoo had a few animals I have never see before like a Maned Wolf but the animals were cramped in some exhibits and the zoo was not busy and... More 

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Granite City, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Many animals great petting zoo for kids. Personnell are very knowledgeable and helpful as well as the zoo is very easy to get to.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I love that for the Giraffes you don't have to pay. The lions were very active. And when my daughter reached up a giraffes wrapped its long tongue around her arm, adorable picture! Lots of water/ spray areas to cool down and shady places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Many animals too see! All animals were visible. Especially enjoyed the giraffes! We were even allowed to feed them!

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