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Henson Robinson Zoo

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Nice place to see animals. Great place to take a school or pre-k class. If you like animals, come... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Abygail O
Small Zoo, good for little kids

We visited today with 3 kids under 6. It was perfect for them - small enough we didn’t need a... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
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More than 300 animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America call this popular zoo home.
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1100 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-5536
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Love this zoo and so great for a short zoo visit with the cute, short, people in your life, I remember a goose once chased me when I was about three and my mother was totally oblivious. At least I can laugh about it now,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Today we had a private event at the zoo and once again I was wowed by the awesomeness! If you want the feeling of a big zoo without all the walking this is where you want to go! Bring your kids and the Grandparents and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a small zoo but it was perfect for the amount of time we were looking to spend there. Staff is friendly. A few of the animals were a little skinnier than what we’re used to seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fami1y0fF0ur
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a small zoo but small can be fun. When we walked towards the animal exhibits, they ran to greet us. Talked and interacted with us - was a unique experience not available at larger zoos. A hidden gem.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Nice place to see animals. Great place to take a school or pre-k class. If you like animals, come here.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Abygail O
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Small zoo on Lake Springfield. Gift shop, picnic tables inside and out, well maintained, peacocks running wild, lots of exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited today with 3 kids under 6. It was perfect for them - small enough we didn’t need a stroller. Highlight was probably feeding at the pond - lots of fish, turtles, and ducks. Goats were fun to feed, and our kids liked walking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited today, 2 adults with a 5 year and 7 year old. This was the perfect size zoo for a 2 hour road trip pit stop. We have a local zoo near our home and were delighted that this zoo had almost all different...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Very small. You are basically paying to take a walk in a circle. My kids were bored after 30 minutes.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank amsuarez
Reviewed April 20, 2018

If you want to spend an hour or two visit the zoo. The weather still was a bit too chilly so not all the animals were out but it was a nice way to visit some animals and the price was very reasonable

Date of experience: April 2018
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David S
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Anewplaceeveryyear | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
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Porta202
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Tracy1215 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can bring things in. There is also a playground and picnic area across the street.
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Response from Spartan480 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's around $5 or $10/person and kids are free. You can buy a year-long membership for $35/person or $60/family and that allows you unlimited visits at no additional cost for the duration of your membership.
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