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Zoo in Forest Park

302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01138
413-733-2251
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Ranked #8 of 21 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Zoos
Owner description: This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss and his stories. Dedicated to wildlife education, the zoo... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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259 reviews 259 reviews
19 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Long Island, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Forest Park Zoo is located in Springfield, Ma. inside the Forest Park. We arrived in light drizzle, a bit disappointing, but took our granddaughter inside anyway. She got a kick out of the animals in natural enclosures, she particularly enjoyed the wallabys and peacock, who proudly showed us his feathers! We even purchased a large peacock feather in the... More

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