Small, but a nice variety. Petting area, native species and a few unique exotics, South African penguins are a favorite. The peacocks roam free and are very entertaining.
Great little zoo! Good variety of animals to see and interesting facts posted about them. Fun little train ride enthralled the kids. A nice break from the plentiful museums in Springfield, and a worthy place to support!
I had a wonderful time at the Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake Drive, on Saturday August 24, 2013. I was in town for a dozen other things and heard about this gem in Springfield, IL. The lemurs were very playful and an otter took a special liking to me providing a most delightful water show. The turtles were active,... More
WE ARRIVED IN SPRINGFIELD EARLY AND OUR HOTEL ROOM WAS NOT AVAILABLE. We had a few hours to kill and this little zoo was just the ticket. We had our 2 year old granddaughter with us and she just loved it. She especially enjoyed feeding the goats and the pond with swans, turtles and snakes along with the roaming peacocks.... More
I took two teenagers here and we had a great time. It wasn't crowded and they had young people working throughout the zoo that were super friendly. They were taking some of the owls for walks around the zoo which was neat. This is a little zoo that doesn't cost much and we loved that it wasn't crowded. It offered... More
Henson Robinson is a small, small zoo. You can see everything in an hour. But it's a somewhat welcome break from larger zoos, where you spend all day and go into animal overload. There is a fair variety of smaller primates and mammals here. Bobcats are neat to watch; the peacocks strut about the place; and the muntjac are adorable.... More
My daughter was 18 mo old when we took her here. We have grown up around this area so both me and my husband are familiar with the zoo and have grown up coming to it often. So it was exciting to take our daughter here for the first time. We went during the week and there was hardly anyone... More
One of my grandkids and I were looking for something to do one afternoon and we decided to visit the Henson Robinson Zoo. It was far from visiting the St. Louis Zoo but it was close, clean, and the animals are well cared for. There is also a nice playground near that finished off the pleasant afternoon. There is something... More
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