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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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Great zoo

We are local and enjoy visiting, the cafe is a little high priced but we usually eat before we visit anyway. The enclosures are clean, animals happy, and plenty of environmental... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Valerie W
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We are local and enjoy visiting, the cafe is a little high priced but we usually eat before we visit anyway. The enclosures are clean, animals happy, and plenty of environmental enrichment.

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Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Dickerson Park Zoo is a fun, safe environment to visit. Totally family friendly and interactive. It is a beautiful place to walk alone for a peaceful day or with the whole family exclaiming about all the adorable animals! With features like a train ride, opportunities to buy snacks all through-out, and benches placed periodically so one can sit and peacefully... More 

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Springfield Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a place I never get tired of. The animals are healthy looking and it's clean. I got exercise from the walk and you can even feed the animals in certain areas. The price has gone up it seems a little high but all in all its a great place to visit and also to take pics and for... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This zoo is the perfect size to walk around on an afternoon. You can buy food, souvenirs, gifts, become a member with season passes, help out even! Check it out!

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Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although it cannot compete with the big zoos like the one in St. Louis, Dickerson Park Zoo is an awesome place with a lot to see. It is well thought out, well kept and always full of people who just love seeing the animals or having a picnic.

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Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Wonderfully laid out and perfect for the whole family! What makes this so unique are the Peacocks and Peahens roaming free throughout the grounds! My grandson was totally mesmerized, and I loved seeing them so up-close!

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Springfield, MO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Dickerson Park Zoo is a nice small market zoo. There are year round activities like the Halloween Spooktacular and special free days for mom's, dad's and Veteran's on their respective days. There is a small cafe with typical fast food and a couple snack sheds on busy days, there is a small play area, a small train that takes a... More 

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Battlefield, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you don't have a good zoo by you or you've never been to a zoo, Dickerson Park Zoo can certainly be an interesting little zoo to visit if you are willing to pay their prices. However, a trip over to St. Louis, MO will get you to one of the nation's finest zoos without paying a penny to get... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Lots of animals in a pretty setting. Lots of shade so it's even nice when it's hot out. For a small zoo they have done a wonderful job.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was so close to the giraffe that I could stick my hand in the bars and pet it. Coolest experience of my life. Other then that its an OK zoo. What would you expect in Springfield MO? The Kansas city zoo is nicer and larger.

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