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Address: 1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
Phone Number: 217-753-6217
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Description: More than 300 animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South...
More than 300 animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America call this popular zoo home.
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Perfect for the kids

The kids (7 & 4) really enjoyed this small zoo. They had a blast seeing some animals that our local zoo doesn't offer. The playground was nice. The train was a huge hit with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
jicmont2015
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Pekin, Illinois
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Pekin, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

The kids (7 & 4) really enjoyed this small zoo. They had a blast seeing some animals that our local zoo doesn't offer. The playground was nice. The train was a huge hit with the kids. They even have a little picnic area with a few lunch options that wasn't very pricey at all. Every employee we interacted with was... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Nice zoo. Very small. Loved seeing the penguins and the bears. More of a local zoo but has it's charm.

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Neosho, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This zoo is small but neat with a mix of mostly exotic animals like lemurs but also some domestic united states animals. We saw everything while taking pictures, taking our time to look at everything, and taking the train ride in two to three hours. It could be done a little after if you wanted to.

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Decatur, Illinois
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104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited here for a charity event. I have to say that I was disappointed with the small selection of animals available. Really less than most zoos have although I am sort of moving around to the opinion that we shouldn't be caging animals for our amusement. Soap box put away now, I just felt that more could be done... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not a bad zoo for the size. it has quite a few animals. The only thing is the zoo needs so attention to maintenance and the animals enclosures. All of the ponds in the enclosures were very dirty, the grounds through the zoo need mowed. For the mist part it is a great way to spend a few hours with... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had heard about this zoo but had not had the opportunity to visit, til now. Normally there is an admission and it is a fair price; however, it just so happened that the day we went there was no admission. Nice! This is a fairly small CHILDREN'S zoo, clear emphasis on children, yet it was a nice place to... More 

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Illinois
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a nice little zoo especially for small children who may not be up to a lot of walking. Our grandkids love to ride the little train they have although it is a little pricey ($2/person) for 2 short trips around the main part of the zoo. The grandkids also love to feed the geese, ducks, and fish at... More 

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Petersburg, Illinois
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Expensive and not worth your time in my opinion, I think they need to ex-pan and add more things for children to do.

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Durand, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a few hours to kill while in Springfield and found this great gem. We went around twice and really enjoyed the layout, friendly staff and range of animals.

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Manito, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Wide variety of animals,off the beaten path, very relaxing. .Staff was friendly. The price was resonable

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Address: 1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
Phone Number: 217-753-6217
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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