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Henson Robinson Zoo

1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
217-753-6217
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Ranked #19 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
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Owner description: More than 300 animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America call this popular zoo home.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Aging zoo. Just depressing with mostly empty habitats. Yes, Springfield is a small town but the disrepair of this zoo is inexcusable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We take the grandkids every year when they are in town. They are little - 7 and younger so they enjoy the train and the peacocks. The zoo is small and just about right for them to see everything without it being too long of a day. It's a nice outing.

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Springfield, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a cute little zoo. Very good for such a small city. It is limited in what it offers, but it makes the best of it. Good for kids as there are a lot of "hands on" activities for the little ones.

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Wooster, Ohio
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100 reviews 100 reviews
79 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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42 reviews 42 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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