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Zoo in Forest Park

302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01138
413-733-2251
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Ranked #10 of 20 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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Edgewater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We took our two year old son to the zoo at Forest Park for the first time. They have added a few new animals since the last time I was there. The new lion cub was surprising as well as the bat display which stood out. The one downside is that it appears that they crammed a lot of zoo... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

It amazed me they had so much crammed into one part of the park and then had numerous empty pins. It was more like a petting zoo on steriods. Not worth visiting.

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Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had a great time visiting all the animals. Lots of different kinds that you don't always see. You could get very close to the animals for a good look and all the kids could see. There were even babies that were born at the zoo. Very cute and the park itself has more to offer... gardens, playgrounds, a splash... More

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Somers, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was impressed with the zoo not like a big city zoo. This is smaller hands on for kids but very well run and a volunteer group that works to make things interesting

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New Jersey, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This zoo was very small - kind of depressing for an adult, but young children enjoyed it since it is more like a petting zoo. I would suggest going here just to help the zoo out, or send a donation, these animals need much more room to live. It was a decent way to pass an hour or two on... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The zoo has environmental friendly enclosures for the animals. The zoo was much larger than I remember when my own children were young. The animals all seemed safe and comfortable in the enclosures. This was an exciting place to visit even though the weather was very hot. There was water available in the zoo for cooling off. I want to... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

The Zoo is very small, true, but the Forest Park has collected a unique collection of animals that families will love. All the animals were lively and interactive, which was excellent since I have a 1 and 3 year old. If you're in the area and only have, or only want to spend, an hour, this is a great diversion.... More

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I had a couple of hours to kill and decided to take my kids here. You have to pay to enter the park and then pay additionally to enter the zoo. That was a little irritating until I found out how many things there actually are to do in the park! The zoo was small, but had a lot of... More

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