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Peoria Zoo

#3 of 36 things to do in Peoria Features Animals
2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2196
+1 309-686-3365
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Always a great time!!

Perfect size zoo! Excellent for a day trip. Exhibits are fun. I love that you can get all of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
A very nice zoo,well kept !

This Zoo surprised us with the quality of animals and design of the African life.They have the... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
Springfield, Illinois
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“baby giraffe” (7 reviews)
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2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2196
+1 309-686-3365
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect size zoo! Excellent for a day trip. Exhibits are fun. I love that you can get all of the exhibits in comfortably. I've visited zoo's that are too small, and some that are too big, but this one is just right. They also offer...More

Thank kimz885
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This Zoo surprised us with the quality of animals and design of the African life.They have the largest giraffes, zebras and rhinos we have ever seen at a zoo having visited 6 others in the past 10 years. We went into the large indoor eating...More

Thank David611950
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We visit this zoo often. My four year old and infant love this zoo! My 10 year old on the other hand, needs more animals and more excitement. The zoo is clean and nicely laid out. There is some walking but not much. The monkey...More

Thank Lindsey A
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Great variety of animals and birds. Well kept animal areas and ongoing revamping of animal areas to make them more like natural habitats. Very family friendly.

Thank Paula1964_13
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Nice people and kid family zoo. Big enough to spend the day, small enough to not wipe you out. Make sure you have the kds feed the giraffes.

Thank Ezio M
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Great selection of animals. Very fun to have young lions & tigers & baby giraffe- kids really love that! Lunch for kids is great - little toy, food, drink & cookie.

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Peoria Zoo has been around as long as I remember and has always been a great place to spend a few hours. The addition of the Africa exhibit was especially well-done!

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed April 8, 2017

For a Midwest city this Zoo is top notch. The Lions are a treat and the Giraffes are amazing to watch. All of the animals appear well treated and confinements very suitable. A must for all children with plenty to keep us entertained

Thank Edward S
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot to take the family. We love the zoo this new It's always different every time we go the exhibits are clean tand the outdoor exhibits have been updated and it's just a wonderful experience then when you're done you can...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for things to do in Peoria on a winter afternoon. We decided to check this place out. It turned out that it was donation day, and we got in for only the cost of a donation. All the animals weren't out but...More

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Traveling in RV. Is there Parking at zoo for RV's?
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.
When is the Zoos free day?
June 4, 2016|
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Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
Did not know of a free day. Here is the website. peoriazoo org Prices Adult (13 and over)$9.00 Child (2 - 12)$6.00 Child (1 and Under)FREE Senior (65+)$8.00 Active Military$8.00 We begin transferring animals to evening... More
Marge W
What type of transportation do you have for elderly that can not walk far
July 3, 2015|
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Response from junehalladay | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't see wheelchairs. Check out Goodwill and Salvation Army to see if they have any for sale to use while in Peoria. It's cheaper than renting, and then you can donate it back when you leave for the next person... More