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Zoo in Forest Park, Springfield

(3.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 
  • 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 an...  more »
  • 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. 
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  • A really nice zoo. Not too large but you can easily spend an hour or two seeing all the exhibits. Very much enjoyed the parrots that greeted us with a hello and a "come here". Many animals to amuse kids and adults alike.
  • Do NOT have a party here for your kid. Worse experience I ever had in all my years as a parent paying for a party. 1. They had one host for two parties 2. They rushed me out half an hour before my party ended cause of rain, it was raining the WHOLE party and they want you to pay in full while your party is going on 3. We barely saw the host only when she showed the kids animals and at the end. 4. They take forever to answer phone calls and emails 5. They charge you for guests you did not have 6. Why would they charge you for babies under 1 year OLD 7. Manager tells you the day of party she will issue a partial refund for party and insults you with 25.00 refund and free passes and last 8. I had asked for drinks and cups when we were doing the cake, she brings me drinks without cups...I told her I no longer wanted the drinks and she says do not worry about it, got the cups at the END of my party after everyone had already ate then Manager says the drinks was part of my refund, along with two extra guests which amounts up to 25.00 In all my years as a Manager, I would not ever treated my customers like that. I always made sure they were happy and not insult them. I decline her free passes as she thinks this is my son's first trip there. No it is not. My son has frequent that zoo YEARLY since he was a baby....I decline free passes cuz I felt insulted by her offer on a refund. Never again will I step foot in this zoo and will I recommend to all my family and friends to ever go here. This manager needs to get her act together, make sure her staff are promptly replying to all customers, make sure she has enough staff to cover the parties, and honor her end.
  • Loved this place. Went early October, which would definitely be the off season. It was still a fun place to be despite the cold. I want to return in the summer. Small zoo, with a park outside for my little girl. Watch out for the Gibbon (I think) his bladder can be full, and he can aim.
  • Great open space, playground, picnic area, water park and pool for the summer that locals swarm to. Zoo is cute. Nestled in the back of park with extra admission from park entrance fee.
  • I have been at the zoo many times, and I have always enjoyed myself. It is a great zoo for little kids because it is not too big. The animals are very well cared for and the staff have been very approachable and knowledgeable. This is a great place to spend the day.