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Dickerson Park Zoo

3043 North Fort, Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 864-1800
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Springfield
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Such a cute little zoo!!! I have been many times and I always enjoy going wen I can. Every staff member we talked to was very friendly and very helpful. The animals appear to be very happy and content with the different objects in their exhibit (toys, branches, etc.) and a very good walk on a nice day. Not too... More

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Lamar, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nice picnic area Very clean love the animals great walking paths/trails easy to get to ! on really hot days lots of shady area The kids just love seeing the animals and learning about them great family outage trip highly recommend

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Mount Vernon, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I took my two preschool age grandsons to the zoo and had a very enjoyable day. Many of the walkways are shaded, the landscaping is great, and all of the exhibits we saw were clean and well kept. The zoo has a good variety of animals, and most of the animals were visible to us. The little boys really enjoyed... More

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The zoo in springfield is a decent little zoo for a small city. It has all the basics you would expect out of any zoo, but it does have a world class giraffe program. They breed them for other zoos across the nation and are highly successful. I would recommend the zoo to anyone that likes animals, you will have... More

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Saint Louis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This zoo could be so much better! Of course being from STL and seeing what a zoo could and should be, we are definitely spoiled, however, our family has visited multiple zoo's throughout the country and this one reminded me of the movie "We bought a Zoo" before it was updated as it just looked pitiful. Weeds and tired looking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to this zoo. We have been to the St Louis Zoo, Nashville Zoo, and Memphis Zoo, and found this one to be a great place to visit. Very child friendly too and the train tour is only $2 per person. And there is free parking! Highly recommend a visit to this zoo when you're in... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is not as good as the st. louis zoo! It is ok, the animals are most of the time out,sometimes not! Food is way to mush! Everything there is too much, going in, food. I will go back, but it is not amazing!

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love the Dickerson Park Zoo! It's a great place to visit, the staff is very accommodating and the sights are wonderful! They take really good care of all the animals, they are very healthy and fun to watch. I've been there many times and have never had a bad experience. There is a small cafe there so if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had a very enjoyable time walking around the zoo seeing all there was to see. The price is right and it is great to get some exercise and be entertained simultaneously!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I'm a frequent visitor to the St. Louis zoo, so I wasn't expecting much visiting the Dickerson park zoo in Springfield. But I was pleasantly surprised. Obviously, it's not a huge zoo, but it's very nice for a smaller zoo in a smaller city. It's spaced out nicely so you can make a day of it with your family. Me... More

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