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Henson Robinson Zoo

1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
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Ranked #18 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Zoos
Description: More than 300 animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America call this popular zoo home.
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Wooster, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
78 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to go on a day that was free to all which started our visit out right! This zoo is very small, but the animals they have put on a good show. All the habitats area good size for each animal and most animals are at least in pairs. You are able to feed the goats and... More

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Roselle, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughter is studying to become Veterinarian - so this was a must stop for her. I wasn't too sure what to expect from some of the other reviews, but I like to keep my mind open, knowing that this cannot possibly compare to big city zoos. The local children were there in costume, trick and treating at various stations... More

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Sun City, Arizona, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Not a lot of animals but we did have a fun time feeding the birds and fish. Train ride was OK - could have taken a different trail instead of going the same way twice. All in all a nice time.

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Decatur, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My family and I actually visit this zoo a lot. It's small but enjoyable. They have a nice habits for the most part. They have peacocks, ducks, and swans that they let roam around the zoo and a really nice pond were you can feed the birds. They have a little "train" that you can buy tokens to ride, which... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped by the Henson Robinson Zoo looking for something to do on a Sunday in Springfield. The zoo is somewhat small but overall very fun. It was not crowded at all, so we were able to spend quite a bit of time watching the animal.

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The zoo was really interesting to see with animals that has information about what their future holds.

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Kimberly, Idaho
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We arrived at the Springfield zoo a little worried that it was going to be a bust. It was very small and it was raining. It turned out that both of these things worked in our favor for a great experience. The small zoo still had an array of animals. The zoo was set up in such a way that... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Anytime I travel, I visit the local zoo and I really like this little zoo! For being so small they have an abundance of animals! They have a large variety of primates and you can get really up close to them! The layout of the zoo is really neat and very natural with some rolling hill areas which allow the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
16 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This used to be a great little zoo but that was years ago. The TA description says "300 animals" and maybe in someone's dreams is that true because there's certainly not 300 animals here. Many cages are bare and many enclosures inhabited by animals are unkempt. Many areas where there should be water are dry. Animals that were in view... More

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Fairmount, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

the zoo is small but we loved it. went with my son and grandson . the monkees was best part , had so much fun watching them. a nice pretty zoo too. and very resonable prices too.

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