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Phillips Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to go for daytime date!

My husband and I had the day off so we decided to check out Phillip's Park. We heard so many great... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Oswego, Illinois
via mobile
Nice free zoo!! Beautiful park!

We stopped in on the way to Chicago. It's a nice sized zoo, which is free!! We saw wolves... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Bob G
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The grandkids love this place. We had our lunch picnic here. The zoo has animal you would not expect. Nice getaway worth the trip

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the day off so we decided to check out Phillip's Park. We heard so many great things about it. It was worth our time! Lots of cool animals, places to walk around, and the best part... it's free!!! We're planning...More

Thank wanderinbond
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on the way to Chicago. It's a nice sized zoo, which is free!! We saw wolves, alligators, reptiles, eagles, an otter, and elk. We took the tram ride, which is so nice to see the beautiful park!! The sunken gardens are amazing...More

1  Thank Bob G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Maybe we went at the wrong time, but at the majority of the exhibits we could not see any animals. We saw no gray wolves, no river otters, no mountain lion, no opossum, and no pygmy goat. Next time we will do more research and...More

Thank SteveGuy2014
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

There are a few birds to look at. Bigger animals are behind chain linked fence and you rarely see them. The park itself is fine if no one is there. However, some parents are not watching kids well. Two kids covered in pee running around....More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend a day with family, lots of things to see and do. Your Children will love this place. It has Pony rides,train rides and much more.

Thank Mario R
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Splash pad, fun. Little sunken garden, pretty but entertaining for a toddler for all of about 4 minutes. Zoo, meh. We saw a wolf, a big old alligator, and a tortoise. Everything else of note seemed to be hiding. We lasted perhaps about an hour...More

1  Thank Allyson R
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Hey.....it's free and there are enough animals to entertain the kids for a while. As long as you know what you are getting into you won't be disappointed. Take your swimsuits and let them play in the splash pass after. Lots of space in the...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I wish we would have known this place was here when my kids were younger. My husband and I went to the zoo (free), saw the visitor center (mastodon bones), sunken garden, and tram ride of the whole park. What a great place! Nice playground,...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We love this park and zoo. This time of year there is a tram ride that runs Wed. - Sun. starting at 11:30 that gives a great tour of the whole park and there is a splash pad for kids 12 and under. The zoo...More

1  Thank Jhat1
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Response from Maureen R | Reviewed this property |
Montgomery Road turn on Howell Road then make a right and park in the parking lot. It’s the entrance to the zoo and it’s left of the building and mammoth statue. It’s big!
7 June 2015|
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Response from Geneva88 |
Is there any water area for the kids