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Zoo in Forest Park

#6 of 41 things to do in Springfield Features Animals
302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108-2329
+1 413-733-2251
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Please stop visiting zoos....

Animals just shouldn't be in captivity. We went last year and this zoo is very small and nothing... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2015
New York City, New York
Fun for the Whole fam

Very nice is part of Forest Park although there is a fee it goes to helping these animals that... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2015
Michael Q
New York City, New York
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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108-2329
+1 413-733-2251
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

Animals just shouldn't be in captivity. We went last year and this zoo is very small and nothing special for the price. Then we found out last winter that some of the monkeys died over the winter as their winter enclosures were not warm enough....More

3  Thank Zazu_11
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Very nice is part of Forest Park although there is a fee it goes to helping these animals that would other wise not making out in the wild.

Thank Michael Q
Reviewed November 4, 2015

They have over 100 species of animals. Very clean and safe. Camels, monkeys, wolfs, bears, etc. he zoo itself is very easy to navigate. It is basically one big circle and is filled with plenty of signage to help keep you moving in the right...More

2  Thank Mike L
Reviewed October 29, 2015

Great little park especially for small children. Great little zoo, nice pond and areas to picnic. In the summer the have a fun sprinkler area for kids and a swimming pool. Nice way to spend the day.

Thank amariHartfordCt
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Took my 2 year old Granddaughter on a Sunday afternoon. She couldn't stop talking about it. Lots of animals. She loved how the animals walked around freely. Took a train ride and played in the playground.

Thank Lex H
Reviewed September 28, 2015

. We spent 2 hours here feeding and looking at the animals. We talked to some of the workers about the animals. They were very nice and answered my husbands questions. We had a great time here. Will definitely be back.

Thank ShelleyZad
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I come here a couple of times a year with my family. My girls are younger and its small enough where they don't get tired of walking endlessly, but big enough where you can stay for a couple of hours and see tons of stuff....More

Thank Itsmeflb82
Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We purchased a family year pass into the zoo along with an "park entry pass". In 2 visits the pass would pay for itself. When you buy the pass they mail your card along with 2 free train ride vouchers ( not sure what this...More

Thank Pauline L
Reviewed August 8, 2015

$5.00 out-of-state fee to get into Forest Park. We initially saw a sprinkler park and pool that looked like fun had we come prepared. I suspect there is enough to do at this lovely city park to warrant the fee. We used a groupon to...More

Thank kthomasva
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Sneeze and you might drive past the entrance on your left and have to drive the one-way circuit again. Park for the zoo where you see the playground -- the playground is in front of the main gate. This zoo doesn't have lions and bears,...More

1  Thank Mangorick
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