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Dickerson Park Zoo, Springfield

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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  • A great place to take your grandkids. Although if you are looking for a large extravagant zoo, this is not it. It is a quaint zoo and park for the size of Springfield, Missouri. My husband and I took ...  read more »
  • I've gone since i can remember, and have always absolutely loved it. This place is great for families of all ages. The staff are good, and animals healthy. They are expecting two new hippos, sadly Hen...  read more »
  • If you are near the are, It is well worth spending 1/2 a day looking/interacting with the the animals at Dickerson Park Zoo. It is a perfect family place to visit teach the kids about conservation of ...  read more »
  • About 25 peacocks having a run of the place. Animals look sickly and very bored/depressed. No water in the river otter exhibit. BOO! Place was being run by a bunch of kids. Not very clean. Hit 4 zoos in 4 days, and this was the poorest managed BY FAR. Won't be back. They need adults working there and $$$$....a lot of it.
  • We visited the beginning of spring and a lot of the exhibits weren't open yet. We had just recieved snow, so it wasn't fully operational. Normally, it is ASB awesome place to visit. Great sites, great walking paths, activities, and a fun train ride.
  • The best part of the zoo was the free park outside of the zoo! 1/2 the zoo was "closed for construction" the 1/2 that had animals was sad and pathetic. The elephant for instance looked sick! The poor thing had lost so much weight it's skin just sagged on her. The deer look as if they are from Etheopia they are so emancipated, you can count every rib from 30 Foot away. You walk more then anything to see a handful of animals. The train ride was a joke all of its own. For $2 or 2 tokens you ride a train that has seen better days in the 1970's. With ride lasting all Of 2 minutes to see " exotic" animals. Also known as ducks and box turtles. For a family of 4 to go and have tokens to feed a giraffe at $4 a person not included in your $12 a person that it cost to enter the zoo. This was a well WASTED $64! Dickerson Park Zoo should be ashamed to call it's self a zoo!
  • Our family loves this little zoo. The giraffe exhibit is the best. Not only do they have a very successful breeding program (seems like every year there's a baby giraffe), they also allow you to feed the giraffes. The zoo offers numerous educational opportunities for children at a reasonable and fair price. While the price for an individual ticket to the zoo has rose considerably, the best deal is still the family pass. We get a family pass every year. My girls never tire of the zoo.
  • After reading a lot of negative reviews I was skeptical about going. I'm glad I went, this zoo is not that big, but it is very nice. The animals are up close where you can see them easily, and the giraffe exhibit was great. You can feed them lettuce which at most zoos you can feed them. This was great for my four year old, it took us about 2-3 hours to walk through it which was perfect for her. We will be going back more often on our way to and from Branson.
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