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Summerfield Farm and Zoo

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#1 of 4 things to do in Belvidere Features Animals
3088 Flora Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008-9342
+1 815-547-4852
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A sanctuary for exotics!

I normally don't like zoos because they tend to exploit animals, more so than educate the public... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Aura S
Small place with happy rescue animals!

This was my first visit and I'm definitely going back. Love this place! It's a small family farm... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2017
Samantha B
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3088 Flora Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008-9342
+1 815-547-4852
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Reviewed yesterday

I normally don't like zoos because they tend to exploit animals, more so than educate the public about them. Summerfield Zoo not only cares for exotics after a pet owner abandons their care, but they pass on the animals history to the public, and the...More

Thank Aura S
Reviewed May 13, 2017

This was my first visit and I'm definitely going back. Love this place! It's a small family farm and zoo that takes good care of their rescue animals. Someone below was concerned about where they get the more exotic animals. I asked someone about that...More

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Love this place for a nice relaxing time. Not overly big or small, just right. Love the animal presentations.

Thank Mary J
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We visited this zoo for the first time in August 2016. They were still trying to fix some of the animal enclosures that were destroyed during the tornado that hit the small zoo. This zoo is perfect for small children since it is not that...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I think most people that come to this zoo have little ones with them. While I can imagine it would be a great outing for them, I bring my grandmother. She has Alzheimer's and isn't very reactive to things these days. But at the zoo?...More

Thank Tyra1276
Reviewed August 10, 2016

My wife and I took our 10 month old daughter to the Summerfield Zoo on Mother's day and we had a blast as a family. My daughter loved the birds and my wife and I thought the hyenas were excellent to see! Great local zoo!

Thank agnosticdev
Reviewed July 8, 2016

I wonder how the non-domesticated animals (hyena, wolves, alligator) were obtained. If they were rescued from a person who had exotic pets, then fine. But, if they were taken them from the wild, then obtained by the zoo, I feel really sad for the animals...More

Thank saleinsycamore
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I have brought my grandchildren here a few times, and they always have a great time and love the animal shows!! the only complaint I have is the entry fees, they are kind of high! For 2 adults & 2 children it cost me $40...More

4  Thank KeriSoVery
Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a perfect distraction. Kids love it and the price is right. I highly recommend a visit. Lots of animals to see.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Small, but a lot of animals and a nice visit. Casual and not very commercialized---just nice small scale zoo!

Thank apexgym
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Eric P
How much does it cost to get in per person....per child....at what age are children not free, or is that not an option to begin with, what are the expenses like once you get inthe Zoo..the Zoo needs to post the information we need to know, not just what they want us to know
June 3, 2017|
Response from Samantha B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see this until now. I checked their website and they do post the info there. I posted a link, but Travel Advisor says that's not allowed in answers. Go to their site and look at the Your Visit to the Zoo... More
Michelle R
Do you have to pay extra to feed the animals or pony ride?
May 8, 2016|
Response from KeriSoVery | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do. When you enter the zoo they will charge an entry and then they will ask you how many tickets do you want. The tickets are necessary for feeding or milking the baby animals as well as the pony rides. You can... More