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Address: 302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01138
Phone Number: 413-733-2251
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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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Small but good for small children

Sneeze and you might drive past the entrance on your left and have to drive the one-way circuit again. Park for the zoo where you see the playground -- the playground is in front... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Manchester, Connecticut
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I come here a couple of times a year with my family. My girls are younger and its small enough where they don't get tired of walking endlessly, but big enough where you can stay for a couple of hours and see tons of stuff. There is a few indoor exhibits and a gift shop that's fairly priced. It doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We purchased a family year pass into the zoo along with an "park entry pass". In 2 visits the pass would pay for itself. When you buy the pass they mail your card along with 2 free train ride vouchers ( not sure what this is worth) and 2 free bags of crackers/food ($2 x2=$4 value). Nice size zoo with... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

$5.00 out-of-state fee to get into Forest Park. We initially saw a sprinkler park and pool that looked like fun had we come prepared. I suspect there is enough to do at this lovely city park to warrant the fee. We used a groupon to help save $ but admission to the zoo isn't outrageous for a pleasant hour or... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Sneeze and you might drive past the entrance on your left and have to drive the one-way circuit again. Park for the zoo where you see the playground -- the playground is in front of the main gate. This zoo doesn't have lions and bears, but it does have many smaller creatures that will delight smaller children such as bonobos,... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Forest Park is a wonderful park, especially the Zoo. Reasonable fee to enter. Very clean, all sorts of animals and children will love it.

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connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice addition to Forest Park. Good trip for the summer when the kids are out of school or even if you vacationing in the area. The zoo in small but there is lots to see. If you really drag you feet and read the education info at all areas you can do the Zoo in 3 hours. Entrance fee is... More 

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Springfield
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I am an animal care volunteer and have been for 12+ years. The zoo is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike. The zoo offers many interactions with animals. It is a great place for everyone to learn about nature. The staff is always willing to answer questions. It is a friendly environment.

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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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