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Phillips Park Zoo

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1000 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505-5786
+1 630-256-3860
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First visit of the season!

This place is a little gem in aurora. Lots of fun for the little ones. The visitor center has... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Gloria C
via mobile
A nice little zoo

Don't expect to be wowed. It, of course, can't compete with the larger zoos. That being said... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Steve C
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“sunken garden” (23 reviews)
“reptile house” (17 reviews)
“splash pad” (11 reviews)
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1000 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505-5786
+1 630-256-3860
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This place is a little gem in aurora. Lots of fun for the little ones. The visitor center has mastodon bones that were dug up in the near by lake. The tram takes you on a tour of the area and tell some fun history....More

Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Don't expect to be wowed. It, of course, can't compete with the larger zoos. That being said, it's local (at least for us). For younger children, it's an enjoyable half-day activity, the there's a nice little park and playground nearby to round out the day.

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice area to walk around with several animal exhibits. Only takes about 45 minutes to see the whole thing. There is a playground at Phillips Park that is nicely shaded for the kids as well as a beautiful flower garden area to explore and an...More

1  Thank Sunshine172
Reviewed 26 March 2017

So many surrounding city's do not have a park like this much less a zoo. I have enjoys this little Zoo for over 50 years, I wish the neighborhoods to the south of the park would improve,

Thank David H
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to go to if your looking for something to do in Aurora IL. The people who work there are nice

Thank Dantrel D
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Located on the East side of Aurora, this area showcases some of the beauty in the area. Kids love the animals in the mini-zoo.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I grew up 10 blocks from here, and so we frequented this free park. It's a good sized park. They have their own greenhouse that supplies the flowers that are in the courtyard. It's a great spot to take pictures, or relax. There's a train...More

2  Thank Carrie K
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This a free zoo in the city of Aurora. We went to the zoo while visiting my son at local university. While it certainly can't be confused for the Bronx Zoo. It was a great way to spend a couple hours. The zoo was very...More

2  Thank dgouldd
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had heard about this zoo on the internet. It has animals, but is small for a zoo. But it is free. It also had a flower garden next to it that was nice.

Thank Internetuser2013
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

For a hometown zoo, Phillips Park was very enjoyable. From the meticulously manicured and elegant sunken garden, and the educational Mastodon museum, to the owl, hawk variety, bobcat, otters playing, huge eagles, and the alligators in the reptile house, and more, my family, including my...More

2  Thank Constance M
Phillips Park Z, Manager at Phillips Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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7 June 2015|
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Response from Geneva88 |
Is there any water area for the kids