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Spring River Park and Zoo

1306 E. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88203
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Roswell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
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Palmer Lake, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a small zoo with a playground and a train and carousel. The train and carousel aren't open very often when we visit. The animals are limited except for the prairie dogs which are abundant. Stay on the paved paths so you won't trip on their holes. We have family in Roswell and have taken 3 generations of kids... More

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This little zoo primarily cares for injured and orphaned animals. Many of the cages have signs telling visitors who has "adopted" the animal or bird. It costs nothing to visit. I was fascinated by the prairie dogs. They were everywhere. There is an adjoining picnic area and playground for children. Once you have tired of the UFOs and aliens, drop... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We truly enjoyed visiting here. The zoo was really free which was nice since we had 8 people. The carousel and train ride were only .25 per person-what a bargain. We enjoyed the free roaming chickens and peacocks as well as the zoo animals. It has a nice playground too. So many things to do here and no charge unless... More

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We were just passing through Roswell and decided we wanted to do something the kids would enjoy before heading on to do grown up stuff in Santa Fe. So grateful to other Tripadvisor users for helping us find this great little zoo and park. My kids had a blast and even made some new friends. The zoo was very nice... More

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Carlsbad NM
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice little zoo. Surpised at the amout and variety of animals there. Nice lake, carosel and train ride. For a free zoo, it's not that bad for a free zoo, but I must admit, some of the caged exhibits were a little small. For a family of five, getting out not spending more than $5 made it easy on the... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Great stop for the whole family. Not a bad littlw city zoo. Very clean though enclosures need to be larger for many animals. Super cheap rides- beautiful carousel and the train ride saved a ton of walking. Can't beat $.25 a ticket

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