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Address: 302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01138
Phone Number: 413-733-2251
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the...
This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss and his stories. Dedicated to wildlife education, the zoo provides educational programs for children and adults.
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Great Hidden Place

It's a great little zoo with animals you would never think would be in Springfield. I highly recommend this place for birthday parties. Always such a good time. And check your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It's a great little zoo with animals you would never think would be in Springfield. I highly recommend this place for birthday parties. Always such a good time. And check your local library as free passes are most likely available.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Is really nice to have this type of places in the middle of the cities, that people can go and have a great time with their young ones. Yes it needs a little more attention with the enclosures for some of the animals, like the bird cage for the owls. They need to stretch their wings, this was the only... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have given this a very good mainly because it is a fun, safe destination to take young kids to and is set in an amazing park: Forest Park is extensive and has a lot of interesting areas to explore with play areas, duck pond, sports fields, tennis, picnic areas etc. I would recommend spending a day at the park,... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great day at the zoo with the whole family (including two teens). The animals were great, the staff was knowledgeable, and the train ride was fun. It's not a large zoo, but there are plenty of animals to see. They had a 12 week old tiger which was so cute. You can see that they animals are well cared for,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Spent a great day at the zoo today, they where in process of filming for a movie also! Kids had a ton of fun ages 7 and 9!

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Englishtown, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nice little zoo, perfect for families with toddlers, just the right amount of animals and space for their little legs. Nice staff. Also a plus is the park the zoo is surrounded by. It has a water park, and a few nice play areas for the kids.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If your looking for a place to bring the grand kids for the afternoon. This is the place. We had a great time and also took a ride on the train.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I like to ride my Trike thru the park, it is usually quiet but at times like on the weekends you have a lot of pickiners children running around. I prefer the other side of the park in the old days Hippie Hill my girl and I like to walk along the brook and feed the fish. I have seen... More 

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Dalton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were not impressed. The animals enclosures are way to small. My daughter left in tears because of the bears who were crammed into small cages with cement floors.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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308 reviews 308 reviews
22 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Last time I was at Forest Park zoo, the monkey house was still there...and it smelled like a monkey house. Now they have animals in the round outdoors in a pleasant atmosphere. Some cages were a bit grown over, but overall I thought they did a reasonable job. They work hard here, and appear shorthanded. Nice collection of animals and... More 

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