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Henson Robinson Zoo

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Nice place to see animals. Great place to take a school or pre-k class. If you like animals, come... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Abygail O
Small Zoo, good for little kids

We visited today with 3 kids under 6. It was perfect for them - small enough we didn’t need a... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
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More than 300 animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America call this popular zoo home.
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1100 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-5536
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+1 217-585-1821
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Small zoo run by the Springfield Park Department. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who are willing to answer questions about animals. Small setting is perfect for toddlers and young children. Playground inside the zoo is fun, and there is a city park just across from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Love this zoo and so great for a short zoo visit with the cute, short, people in your life, I remember a goose once chased me when I was about three and my mother was totally oblivious. At least I can laugh about it now,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ladybrady007
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Today we had a private event at the zoo and once again I was wowed by the awesomeness! If you want the feeling of a big zoo without all the walking this is where you want to go! Bring your kids and the Grandparents and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a small zoo but it was perfect for the amount of time we were looking to spend there. Staff is friendly. A few of the animals were a little skinnier than what we’re used to seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fami1y0fF0ur
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a small zoo but small can be fun. When we walked towards the animal exhibits, they ran to greet us. Talked and interacted with us - was a unique experience not available at larger zoos. A hidden gem.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katydid_Katydont
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Nice place to see animals. Great place to take a school or pre-k class. If you like animals, come here.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Abygail O
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Small zoo on Lake Springfield. Gift shop, picnic tables inside and out, well maintained, peacocks running wild, lots of exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank islandzephyr
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited today with 3 kids under 6. It was perfect for them - small enough we didn’t need a stroller. Highlight was probably feeding at the pond - lots of fish, turtles, and ducks. Goats were fun to feed, and our kids liked walking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Loeweb821
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited today, 2 adults with a 5 year and 7 year old. This was the perfect size zoo for a 2 hour road trip pit stop. We have a local zoo near our home and were delighted that this zoo had almost all different...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mindy M
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Very small. You are basically paying to take a walk in a circle. My kids were bored after 30 minutes.

Date of experience: April 2018
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David S
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Anewplaceeveryyear | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
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Porta202
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Tracy1215 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can bring things in. There is also a playground and picnic area across the street.
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April 16, 2016|
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Response from Spartan480 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's around $5 or $10/person and kids are free. You can buy a year-long membership for $35/person or $60/family and that allows you unlimited visits at no additional cost for the duration of your membership.
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