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Address: 1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
Phone Number: 217-753-6217
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Small, well maintained Zoo

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
clotto58
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Manito, Illinois
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Petersburg, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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Benld, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a nice sized attraction for small children, because the zoo is small and it won't take you long to get through it, but if you are actually wanting a zoo experience with a lot of different animals, this is not a great choice. There is a fee. There is also a small gift shop. All of the animal... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have been to over 60 zoos both in and out of the US, so I take zoo-going very seriously. Therefore, I cannot say with sincerity that this zoo matches up to the likes of the Henry Doorly Zoo, the San Deigo Zoo, the National Zoo, etc. Nevertheless, this is a pleasant LITTLE zoo. What they do have is well... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This provides a pleasant afternoon for families with young children. If you are familiar with "big" city zoos, this will seem quite small.

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Chatham, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This small zoo is very kid friendly especially for ages 8 and younger. We visit several times a year and its never crowded - except for the wonderful events they offer. If you want an intimate zoo experience without the business of the larger zoo venues, this is the place. Bathrooms are clean and parking is easy. Snack shop, souvenir... More 

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Springfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's safe to say the Henson Robinson Zoo is not going to offer the same experience as say the St. Louis Zoo or Brookfield Zoo. With that out of the way...Henson Robinson Zoo is a nice little zoo to take the kids. Plenty of active animals to keep everyone busy. My family enjoys the red wolves, owls, monkeys and lemurs.... More 

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Springfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a small zoo that does a tremendous job! Very inexpensive and great employees! If you need to kill a few hours you won't regret it regardless of your age.

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Springfield, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Where are all the giant cats? The Giraffe? The ZEBRA? If I wanted to look at horses, ponies, and a donkey I could drive through the country. Small enclosures for the animals and they look sad. Also, the geese tried very had to eat my French fries. Maybe I'm just too old for this zoo and I expect too much.... More 

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