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Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
2.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • We visited this zoo for the first time last weekend and we all enjoyed it. It's small, but well kept. They had quite a nice variety of animals. (Cougars, penguins, tortoises, monkeys, Bald Eagles, etc...  read more »
  • On our travels throughout the country we try to find anything to do with animals wherever we go. We love finding little gems like this. Sure it's not huge, and sure it doesn't have all the frills, but...  read more »
  • An educational and fun place to take the kiddos to spend an afternoon. Has quite a variety of animals and even a playground! We enjoy this activity! 
  • This zoo was absolutely horrible. Where does the money we pay go towards? STL Zoo is free and the animals always look so happy and well taken care of. In each cage at the Springfield zoo there was only a bucket of water. The cages are small and 90% of the animals did not even have a nice pond or water at the to bathe or cool off in. They looked miserably hot. These animals truly need to be placed somewhere else. It was not lively at all. I felt so bad.
  • This is a horrible place for animals to live. My kids were asking me why all the animals looked so sad. We observed animals in small enclosures, some all alone with no companion, looking very depressed, exhibiting pacing and in many cases having no appropriate habitat enhancement. I will never go back to this zoo and I hope they are shut down so that the animals will find a better home. Please do not support this zoo. It doesn't even deserve 1 star.
  • St. Louis Zoo is definitely better by a longshot, but Henson Robinson Zoo was fun. Had a variety of animals and places to look around at. Concessions were a bit expensive for my taste unfortunately.
  • It's the perfect size zoo for little kids to walk around at, with a good variety of animals.
  • Not the best zoo I've ever been to, but we've been spoiled with our home town zoo being so awesome. The kids still had fun, but were most disappointed that the penguins weren't out, however that would have been due to the heat I'm sure.
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