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Zoo in Forest Park

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Address: 302 Sumner Ave, Springfield, MA 01108-2329
Phone Number: 413-733-2251
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the...

This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss and his stories. Dedicated to wildlife education, the zoo provides educational programs for children and adults.

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Nice little zoo

This is a clean zoo. It is a little small. I don't remember exact cost but it was a little small for the price. Good variety of animals, our favorite was a baby tiger. Plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Richelle I
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Queensbury
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73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a good zoo. They have several species of animals. Took us about 40 minutes to walk through, definitely not a big zoo to walk through. We used a groupon to get in today, thank goodness they were buy one get one free. They have a 10 minute train ride through part of the park too.

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Thank Bob G
Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just went to the Zoo on August 15th what a pleasant visit. The animals were all friendly and clean, by the way the entire Zoo was clean Looking forward to returning with my Grandson

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Thank paulpbaj105
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo had it all! They presently have an exposition on Australia. My grandsons saw a hopping kangaroo as well as many other wonderful animal of different species. When we were finished seeing the animals, my 3 year rode a small train while the 5 year old played on the nearby playground. After that we enjoyed watching them play at... More 

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Thank Riverlov
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've driven past Forest Park 1000 times, and I never knew there was a zoo there. We just visited the zoo with family and friends, and while the kids definitely enjoyed themselves, I felt it was a little heartbreaking. They had lots of different kinds of monkeys, a leopard, snakes, some different kinds of birds, kangaroo, assorted farmyard animals, and... More 

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Thank c0den1nja42
Queensbury
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a clean zoo. It is a little small. I don't remember exact cost but it was a little small for the price. Good variety of animals, our favorite was a baby tiger. Plenty of shade and places to sit. The gift shop was.very small, and pricey (as all gift shops are)

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Thank Richelle I
Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boy that I watched from the age till 10 and I went to the zoo at least once a week. We saw every attraction. The animals, birds, reptiles. So interesting. One day we saw a kangaroo with a long leg sticking out of her pouch. That baby kangaroo was about to be on his own. What a sight.

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Thank Jane D
Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

good zoo for small children. Decent amount of animals, but not a ton of them. Many local libraries have passes to the zoo. it is in the middle of a large beautiful park where there are ball fields, rose garden, picnic areas, small train(rides around part of the park not on a track).

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Thank woody096
Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

this is a very nice small zoo. they keep it up very nicely and the animals seem to be well cared for. . Every year I take bus loads of kids from our school there and they love it as I do

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Thank teeter2
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

My kids are under 3 they had a pretty good time. My son really wanted to see the kangaroos. They weren't to active but overall it was a good afternoon.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Do NOT have a party here for your kid. Worse experience I ever had in all my years as a parent paying for a party. 1. They had one host for two parties 2. They rushed me out half an hour before my party ended cause of rain, it was raining the WHOLE party and they want you to pay... More 

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