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“Unexpectedly Very Nice!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phillips Park Zoo

Phillips Park Zoo
1000 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505
630-256-3860
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Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Aurora
Certificate of Excellence
chicago
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Very Nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

When we heard this was a free zoo, we thought it might be pretty boring to average at the best. Boy, were we wrong! Agreed it's a small zoo (but remember it's a zoo for kids) but It was very well-maintained. The reptile division was pretty neat where they give information on snakes (with one on shoulder) to school kids. There's also lot of adjoining park area for families to sit and relax while the kids play and you can easily spend a good half day or more if you pack food. A nice weekend retreat. Worth checking out :)

Visited August 2012
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Aurora, Illinois
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice little zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Something nice to do with the kids. Only takes a little while. Great if you don't have a whole day to spend. Free

Visited September 2012
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Champaign, Illinois
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Small but nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Actually a really nice little zoo...I was impressed as it is free and they actually have some nice animals. Our family really enjoyed it

Visited March 2013
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Sycamore, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Great well kept nice size zoo with free parking and admission. and a place to eat a picnic lunch. This means a family can have a beautiful day and not spend money.

Visited August 2012
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Illinois
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“Christmas Light Show”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I grew up in Aurora and during the Christmas season Lenertz Ave was the place for the light show....We now have this display at Phillips Park...This is just amazing...

Visited December 2012
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