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Spring River Park and Zoo

1306 E. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88203
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Roswell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Parks
Traveler Description: The Spring River Park & Zoo is a free nice little small town zoo. You will see a bear, foxes, big cats, native and exotic animals and birds. The... more »
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

When we were told about the Zoo in town we figured why not, we had some time to spend. When we were told it was FREE we had to go. You know, it is what it is, a Free town Zoo. It is just a few blocks off of Main St. and easy to get to and back from. It... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I don't know where the other reviewers have been but the 'zoo' is horrible. I first went into the office to ask a couple of questions, waited five minutes and no one ever came to help me even though I could hear talking in another room. Not ONCE was I greeted by any zoo employee. If you want to see... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Surprisingly refreshing, we stopped there when going back from Carlsbad towards the north, it is free!!! nice animal variety for small zoo, there is nice park, you can sit and eat, while the kids are playing

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Kalispell, Montana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is such a nice zoo with friendly workers and cool exhibits. There are unique animals to look at, and your children will love it. Where else can you get up this close to such animals? Everyone needs to see animals up close like this. The animals are well taken care of. The carousel is fantasic. It is very old... More

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