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Zoo in Forest Park

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Address: 302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01138
Phone Number: 413-733-2251
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 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 small zoo

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
woody096
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank blacfonz8
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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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Thank Keely S
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

For a small zoo there were a lot of animals. It was pretty clean as well. Can make it through in about an hour or so. Had fun even as an adult since they had unique animals.

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Thank mal016
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun little zoo in the middle of the very pretty Forest Park. It's a great trip for a family with young kids. The admission prices are pretty affordable, when we went it was $9 for adults and $3.75 for kids under 4, plus the $5 admission into Forest Park itself. The zoo is nice and clean, not... More 

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Cornwall, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I had never even heard of this zoo when my cousin and her daughter, and two-year old granddaughter invited me to come along for a visit. The surrounding neighborhood to this zoo is truly gorgeous with beautiful, old houses. There is a woodsy, long road snaking into the zoo area. Of course, there is a fee just to drive into... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The zoo is very nice and has a wide variety of animals for its size. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. In the morning it is common to hear lots of wild noises like monkeys howling and donkeys braying. It's charming when lots of the animals seem to be talking to each other across the zoo. There are lots of... More 

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Thank Mary M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Forest Park Zoo is an affordable and fun choice to spend a couple of hours with your kids. We usually head there in the morning and have a picnic lunch in the park afterwards. As I stated in the title, this zoo is very clean, and there are always many of knowledgeable workers present. My kids enjoyed themselves so... More 

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springfield
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Very nice little zoo but the quality of people picnicking and hanging in the park not so good. Too bad all of Forest Park used to be so nice. As a matter of fact Springfield itself used be a nice city. Too bad.....

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