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Miller Park Zoo

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Address: 1020 S. Morris Ave., Miller Park, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2250
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Very good zoo

We went to the zoo on the first day they had the snow leopard cubs out and it was fun. The cubs looked very curious. We have been to alot of zoos and this is one of the better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mary K
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Branson, Missouri
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Divernon, Illinois
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here as a quick trip with my 4 year old. Was very pleasant and friendly zoo to walk- there were zookeepers walking around that would tell us more about the animals we were by. We went late in the afternoon and not many other people there- this also let us watch them feed the bear, tiger and seals. My... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the zoo on the first day they had the snow leopard cubs out and it was fun. The cubs looked very curious. We have been to alot of zoos and this is one of the better ones we enjoyed our time here.

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Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 5 year old to this zoo and really liked it. It was something different than the zoos in Peoria & Coal Valley, I really don't think you can fairly compare it to something like a STL or Chicago zoo, and liked the layout of it. It is pretty small, but it really kept our daughter's (and our!)... More 

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Delton, Michigan
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for something to do, so we decided to try a new zoo. I wasn't expecting it to be big, I knew it was a smaller zoo, but even smaller zoo's can be lively and fun. This zoo was just underwhelming and seemed run down. Lots of dirty animal enclosures, or enclosures where the grass and shrubs were out... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a two year old. It's smaller than many zoos but there are some nice animals. Everyone that lives locally should visit at least once.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an educator we often took field trips to Miller Park zoo, Although they have added some exhibits, the zoo is very small townish. There is not a wide variety of animals and the set up is poor. The learning center provides some opportunities for children to interact with animals. Kids were bored easily and just wanted to run around.... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was plenty to keep a young kid interested! Feeding the birds, experiencing hurricane force winds, holding a hissing cockroach, riding the carousel...lots to see and do!

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Thank Jennifer P
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great small zoo new flamingo exhibit is great. We love the merry go round. The Children's area. Playground has water feature for little ones. Petting zoo is cute.

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Geneva, Illinois
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130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

It's a small zoo, but one that is interesting and fun. It's an old-time zoo with plenty of animals on a relatively small parcel which permits seeing a lot in a small area for those with difficulty walking.The enclosures are modest so, unlike those huge habitat areas where the animals can hide out from patrons back in the vegetation, here... More 

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Tyler Texas
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a great zoo! Animals are housed in a way that guests can easily see them. There is a good variety of animals and interactive opportunities throughout the day. Miller Park offers a splash park, historic monuments and a beautiful park.

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