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Spring River Park and Zoo

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Address: 1306 E. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88203
Phone Number: 505-624-6760
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I was pretty disappointed with this zoo. It is free, but I felt a lot of the animals were sick or injured. I think there is a lack of funding. There is a few great animals to... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Katie W
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Rolla, Missouri
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Rolla, Missouri
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was pretty disappointed with this zoo. It is free, but I felt a lot of the animals were sick or injured. I think there is a lack of funding. There is a few great animals to see, but overall I left just feeling sad. I don't want this to discourage anyone because after all it is free, but just... More 

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albuquerque
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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have read other reviews, so I was not too shocked, but some animal CAGES were just too sad. I'd rather pay a small fee if that means that the animals have better living conditions. However there are some peacocks, chickens and roosters that just roam freely. I also liked that most displays included animals names and their adopted "parents".... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Love this place. It costs nothing to go there. In the summer they have a concession stand, carousel, and train. Costs are not high. They have a pond that kids 12 and under can fish in for free. You can take food to feed the ducks too.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Little known and out of the way, but a short drive from NMMI. Worth the visit, hope they get the train running again. Good to see the memorial for the German POWs who worked on it as well.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The animals all looked well fed and happy.Some a little too well fed.There are peacocks,chickens,ducks and geese out and about.The lake was nice and had tons of different waterfowl.They had families fishing in the lake and having a good time.Unfortunately the Train and carousel are closed til spring.Great area to spend the day.They had picnic area with grills.Parking was convenient... More 

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albuquerque
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We heard about this zoo last year on our way down to Carlsbad, but could not find it. We left early from Albuquerque to make certain we had time to find it this year. There are NOT good signs to tell you about where it is( there is 1 small sign, faded and can only be seen going in 1... More 

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Deming, New Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I did read previous reviews and kind of knew what to expect. But, I had no idea how sad it would make me feel. The animals are in very very small enclosures. They are extremely listless even on a cool fall day! And, they are all so over weight it is sickening! The black bear enclosure had two bears-one was... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Cute, small and free. I would have been willing to pay a modest fee. Sorry to any ranchers (as I know in the wild they can be a nuisance), but my girls were captivated with the prairie dogs!! There were a few other visitors at the time we visited, but in no way too crowded. The kids took their time... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My teen and I liked this outdoor zoo situated by the river. It is small but you get close to the animals. It'ss free but it could use a fee to help care for these creatures.

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Mariposa, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

With many trees, grass, river, golf course, pool, lily pond and more, this oasis in the desert is a good place to just relax.

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