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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Palmer Lake, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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