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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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Leisurely zoo experience

Our high school Girl Scouts enjoyed the animals at this small zoo. We didn't feel rushed and enjoyed seeing the penguins and different kinds of monkeys. We spent about 1 1/2 hours... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Colfax, IN
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Colfax, IN
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our high school Girl Scouts enjoyed the animals at this small zoo. We didn't feel rushed and enjoyed seeing the penguins and different kinds of monkeys. We spent about 1 1/2 hours here and enjoyed sack lunches in the shelter area.

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Springfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small private zoo. Very nice to visit with grandchildren. Don't expect a large zoo experience. Could use some volunteers to help with landscaping and information.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Once you understand this is a small Zoo... You will enjoy it. We got in free because we are members of another Zoo. Free parking right in front. No crowds. Easy to move around. About 1-2 hours is good.

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Decatur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited the zoo with an adult son and his girlfriend and found it fun and interesting. The zoo is small but well arranged. We particularly enjoyed the penguins, as they strolled along the fence. I would recommend this zoo for anyone

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Illinois
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spent a couple of hours here with my 2 year old. He thought it was awesome! They have a good variety of animals (cougars, wolves, lemurs, bears, farm animals, etc.) and you can feed the goats. For $2 you can ride the little kiddie train, it drives around the zoo... again, awesome to a 2 year old! There's plenty of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have been to this zoo a lot lately because we have 2 small children (2 and 4 months). It is close and a great way to get the kids out of the house. It is nice zoo to walk around and it isn't to big that you need a stroller if your kids like to walk. Just be careful... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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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