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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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
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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
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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
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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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16 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Will go later in the season when more animals are out. They hade an Easter Egg hunt and were very friendly. It appeared to be a very clean zoo. The park surrounding was amazing!

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Edgewater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took our famly with our 2 year 5mo. granddaughter to this zoo and were happy to see the variety of animals and how well-kept it was. Our grannddaughter Jocelyn loved the monkeys,llamas camels ,birds and other exotic birds and animals. We all - young and old enjoyed it, I would recommend this to anyone who wants to spend a... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I was a little shocked how amazing the zoo at Forest Park is. They had exotic animals and locals animals. Everything was very very clean and all the animals looked happy and healthy. Their little gift shop sells animal food to feed the barn animals, a long with stuffed toys, and snacks. For a gift shop it's so affordable. Great... More

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