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Zoo in Forest Park

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Address: 302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01138
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+1 413-733-2251
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Springfield Forest Park Zoo

Great place for children to experience different animals. There is a part of the zoo for children to pet the animals. The variety of animals is very good and don't forget to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for children to experience different animals. There is a part of the zoo for children to pet the animals. The variety of animals is very good and don't forget to visit the monkeys. There are flower gardens to see and a large open field for sports. Don't forget to bring some bread to feed the ducks. Bring a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Can't missed this unique season light experience if you visit Springfield Great for family and children as you enjoy a car drive by creative season light show

Thank 56Jun
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter here who loves animals. Cute little zoo nestled inside the park. Good amount of animals. Had lots of facts about each animal. Great price. Down side... put money in the photo booth and it didn't work. No way to get our money back. Also, while walking through the zoo there are roosters that are free. One rooster... More 

Thank Kristina B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice small walkable zoo with a train ride around the park. It's a great day at a local attraction. Nice playground outside so you can make a very nice day.

Thank Becky33333
Ocala, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Admission is now charged to get into the little Petting Zoo area in the Playground section at the back of the park. Uneventful & too bad that the Park cannot be what it was many years ago, but the animals are better left in the wild anyway! The old "Monkey House" I saw as a child still brings back memories... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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.

1 Thank Bob G
Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 

Thank c0den1nja42
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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