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Peoria Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small but well done

Peoria Zoo not large like Chicago or St Louis where you can spend entire day and still not see... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Great for the family

Always a good amount of animals to see. Educational for the kids. Maintenance keeps the place up... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Tim H
Peoria, Illinois
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The Peoria Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals from around the world. From giraffes and rhinoceros to spider monkeys and sea lions, the Zoo is the wildest family place in town. The Peoria Zoo is open year round. Our Education Department...more
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2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2196
+1 309-686-3365
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As a tradition in Peoria, we venture here every couple of years to see the improvements and of course the animals. For a small town, this is a decent visitor spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dannie H
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Having grown up in Peoria and knowing the "old" zoo I am so happy to visit this zoo again. They have gone above and beyond for a "small town" and it a great place to spend a few hours. Awesome Giraffes! And I think I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Barbara F
Reviewed September 3, 2018

It doesn't take as long to navigate the Peoria Zoo as it does to negotiate the larger Lincoln Park and Brookfield zoos in Chicago. But it's just as much fun because there are some different animals to see and, as far as families are concerned,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Peoria Zoo not large like Chicago or St Louis where you can spend entire day and still not see everything. It IS a wonderful place to spend a few hours in the newer updated environment. Enjoyed the theme and layout of zoo

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lay1201
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Always a good amount of animals to see. Educational for the kids. Maintenance keeps the place up well. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tim H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have a really nice zoo in Peoria. Large variety of animals and they have a nice concession area and free parking.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank cam2611
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This was a very cute little zoo.Maybe 20 enclosures for the animals. Very clean and interesting displays for the animals. They have a parakeet encounter where you can feed to birds. You can also feed the giraffes. Each has an additional fee. It was perfect...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lslyChicago
Reviewed August 13, 2018

While not a big expansive zoo - one wouldn't expect such in a city Peoria's size - the Peoria Zoo provides and good range of exhibits with an emphasis on Australia and Africa, and an interesting reptile area. Being an Aussie nust admit I was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sinclaired
Reviewed August 8, 2018

The zoo is clean, the animals are easy to see. Nice shaded areas and wonderful places for the kids to play.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol W
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a really nice, child and family friendly zoo. All of the staff members are always pleasant and helpful. We have been here many times and will continue going. It is a nice walk. There are reasonable priced drinks and snack available in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeannie H
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June 4, 2018|
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Response from Stephanie F | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking is free.
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Joe S | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure there is. You can call them at 309-686-3365.
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Response from Toddsbc383 | Reviewed this property |
. If you are wanting to know when the Free Admission day is this year, I do not think they are having one.