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Hillcrest Park Zoo

1201 Sycamore St, Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 769-7873
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Clovis
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Clovis, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The recent upgrades have made this venue a real highlight and a great getaway to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Excellent exhibits and well maintained. Could still use some upgrades in some areas but a lot of progress has occurred over the last year.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The zoo was so fun. We honestly didn't expect to find a zoo in this little town. You could feed the birds and they had so many animals including a reptile exhibit.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I expected less than what I got. It only cost $3 for entry, the walk took about 1.5 hours. The animals were up close, you could actually get within 8 feet of tigers, bears, giraffes and many more. Some of the exhibits needed some work, but overall, I was very impressed with the zoo for the price of admission.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

In a very comfortable and clean setting the HPZ is worth a trip with kids or not. Quite a variety of animals - giraffes, bears, tigers, birds, snakes, primates. Well kept area and friendly staff. Low cost entry makes it worth an hour plus seeing the animals.

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anchorage, ak
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I wasn't expecting much from this zoo before going. I was completely shocked and very happy to discover how cute and well maintained it was compared to other small zoos. I love looking at the animals and to me it's very important to see if their exhibit is well maintained and clean from debris. Something else I look for is... More

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Tucumcari
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It is a very good small town zoo. We enjoyed the time there. It is a nice way to spend time if waiting on appointments or such. That's what we do

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Clovis, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Really surprised moving from Detroit., how big this zoo really was .I was amazed at the amount of animals they have , the Black bears were pacing , worrying me a little , shows signs of mental stress, however the overall cleanliness of the zoo was very good . The staff was very kind answering any and all questions we... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Don't expect all of the frills of a big city zoo, but we really love going to this one. Animals are up close and the atmosphere is nice. Relaxing walk and not very busy. The reptile house could use a new air filter. A few of the exhibits need bigger cages, but I am sure they are running off of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Poor poor poor animals. This is the most depressing place in all of New Mexico. The animals are poorly cared for. How hard is it to give them some fresh water? Why is the symbol of American freedom (a bald eagle) caged in a shady poop filled exhibit. Clean the tanks of snakes please!! That poor otter!! He didn't even... More

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New Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Clovis is a small place, so a zoo of this size is very surprising. Some of the highlights - giraffes, a tiger, some bears, lemurs, huge pythons. Only $3 an adult...less for a kid. Nice place to spend the afternoon.

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