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Address: 12908 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley, IL 61240
Phone Number: (309) 799-3482
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Makes for an awesome day trip, small zoo but fun nevertheless - minus the exhaustion!

If you are anywhere near the quad cities or Eastern Iowa, and have not been here yet...even sad have young children and have not been yet...I surely urge you to go. The zoo is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
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Marion, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first time there and we enjoyed it. It was the right size for a day trip. Feeding the lorikeets and giraffes was a fun experience. The weather was perfect and the animals were all out except for the wolf. I thought admission fees and activity fees were reasonable. The food was a bit costly for what it... More 

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Thank Toni K
Walcott, Iowa
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I visited the Niabi Zoo with my son this last Sunday! He had so much fun on the train ride! All the animals were out and interactive! We had a great weekend!

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Thank Days Inn W
Clinton, Iowa
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I took twin two year olds to this zoo and they had a fantastic time. Niabi isn't huge but it was a great size for us. It was clean and the staff was friendly. The kids loved the train. We will definitely be going back!

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Thank skylite0
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133 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

If you are anywhere near the quad cities or Eastern Iowa, and have not been here yet...even sad have young children and have not been yet...I surely urge you to go. The zoo is not huge, very limited animal exhibits, but well kept and nice bird sanctuary and there are a couple of small rides (train) and overall this zoo... More 

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Thank HappyFeetUSA
Illinois
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We live close to the area, so we do visit this zoo at least several times a year. Everytime we go there seems to be less animals. The park is clean, but the landscaping needs improvement (lots of poison oak and ivy). Feeding the giraffes is cool but it moves very quickly and you feel rushed. They removed the park... More 

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Thank CG932
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I took my 4 yr old daughter and 8 yr old niece, they loved it. We got to feed the giraffes, the line was kind of long but moved pretty fast so it wasn't to bad. Many of the animals came up close to us, so it was cool to get a good look at them. I just wish the... More 

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Thank hthill
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

This zoo just keeps down sizing and it's just sad. I remember going to the zoo as a child and all the animals they had and how the had a huge playground to play on and now it only has a small playground with tons of bees and barley any animals. Wish they could get more monkeys or fun animals... More 

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Orlando, FL
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I grew up going here. When you're a kid and go to a zoo, you think it's the best thing going. For the size of the QC area, it's a good size zoo. They have many animals and attractions in which you can see non natives. The most recent time up there we went, and it was about the same.... More 

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Thank videoeditman
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58 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this zoo several times. boo at the zoo was fun, but10am to 3pm seem a little early. It was a lot better when they had the elephants, since they are gone it has lost something. I wish you could buy packages like admittance, train, carousel, and miscellaneous things like animal feeding and such Instead of paying... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Animals were active for the kids to see, the community business's came out to support a great day for the tricker treaters. Thanks to all the workers to make this a fun day.

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