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Review of Zoo in Forest Park

Zoo in Forest Park
Ranked #7 of 44 things to do in Springfield
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Will go later in the season when more animals are out. They hade an Easter Egg hunt and were very friendly. It appeared to be a very clean zoo. The park surrounding was amazing!

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took our famly with our 2 year 5mo. granddaughter to this zoo and were happy to see the variety of animals and how well-kept it was. Our grannddaughter Jocelyn loved the monkeys,llamas camels ,birds and other exotic birds and animals. We all - young and old enjoyed it, I would recommend this to anyone who wants to spend a nice morning or afternoon.

2  Thank JRHsgram
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I was a little shocked how amazing the zoo at Forest Park is. They had exotic animals and locals animals. Everything was very very clean and all the animals looked happy and healthy. Their little gift shop sells animal food to feed the barn animals, a long with stuffed toys, and snacks. For a gift shop it's so affordable.
Great place for a day trip, it's amazing how many animals they have packed into the little corner of that park.

2  Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

It amazed me they had so much crammed into one part of the park and then had numerous empty pins. It was more like a petting zoo on steriods. Not worth visiting.

2  Thank Travelingknutcase
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had a great time visiting all the animals. Lots of different kinds that you don't always see. You could get very close to the animals for a good look and all the kids could see. There were even babies that were born at the zoo. Very cute and the park itself has more to offer... gardens, playgrounds, a splash pad and pool. Not sure about fees for that. But there was a little train that takes you around the grounds. A bit pricey...$4 per person..

2  Thank JenZ2013
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