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Brown's Oakridge Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Not your typical zoo

I think you can't go with the regular zoo environment expectation. Not sure how they got a zoo... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
Debra B
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I feel bad for the animals

Tigers are my favorite animals ever so when we had to come up for business my friend made sure to... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2017
Chellee T
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Central Florida, Florida
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  • Terrible57%
Sep 22, 2018
“Horrible treatment of animals at zoo”
Sep 20, 2018
“This place is a joke”
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17732 N Dairy Farm Rd, Smithfield, IL 61477-9583
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Visited this zoo and was appalled by what was seen there. The enclosures for the animals were too small and the animals looked board and unhealthy. Some of the cages didn't have food or water as well. I recommend not supporting this zoo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cameron L
Reviewed September 20, 2018

My family and I visited here for my father in laws birthday recently. When we arrived we went to pay for admission to the "zoo." The employee instead of greeting us very rudely stated "we came in the wrong direction." We used our vehicles built...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FlyTheW
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Small pens, animals pacing, tiny cubs being manhandled by kids for photo fees. This is abuse. I literally felt ill.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tiskismet
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

This is pretty much just a bunch of animals in cages in a trailor's back yard. How they haven't been shut down for animal abuse I will never know. When we went it was an extremely hot day and we witnessed many animals with minimal...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank BrittneyLikeSpears
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

I think you can't go with the regular zoo environment expectation. Not sure how they got a zoo designation. They rescue animals with very little funds. Yes it is a little sad and they could definitely use an influx of funds but the more people...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Debra B
Reviewed June 22, 2017

After paying nearly $70 for my group of seven people I had expected a more pleasant experience. The staff were extremely rude and unfriendly. The animals enclosures were small and dirty (beyond what a daily cleaning would provide). We will not be going back.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Toby S
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Tigers are my favorite animals ever so when we had to come up for business my friend made sure to take my husband and me here so I could pet the 11 month old tiger before they cut off the contact. I will say that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Chellee T
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

R…U…D…E!!!! If you’re looking for a friendly customer service experience you’d be better off heading to your local drivers license bureau or IRS office. If, on the other hand, you love a litany of rules barked at you by staff who seem to forget its...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank Jon S
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

the animals are locked up in very small cages it is sad to see. it literally is at a house and we paid for unlimited photos to hold the baby cubs. the lady was ride she did not even let us pet them we just...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank paige h
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

When I got to the zoo my Mom and I thought it would be a big building with huge cages and toys for the animals and a place we could spend a whole day. Instead it was in the country, extremely hard to find, and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Brooke B
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