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Peoria Zoo

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Address: 2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2196 (Formerly Glen Oak Zoo)
Phone Number: +1 309-686-3365
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Peoria Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals from around the...

The Peoria Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals from around the world. From giraffes and rhinoceros to spider monkeys and sea lions, the Zoo is the wildest family place in town.

The Peoria Zoo is open year round. Our Education Department offers programs for ages 2 and up. These include Home School classes, Zoo Tots, Jungle Jamboree, summer Zoo Camp and Zoo Teens volunteer program. During summer months we offer Giraffe Feeding in Africa and Budgie Feeding in the Aussie Walk About. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, scheduled Keeper Chats take place every day. Our two biggest events are the Easter Egg Hunt and Howl-Zoo-Ween.

We offer a variety of birthday parties and Zoo Snoozes. Our Zambezi River Lodge is available for corporate events, wedding receptions, and special celebrations.

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We love to come here with the kids every time we bring the kids the love to see the amazing animals that u can't see in this Area of the country

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love to come here with the kids every time we bring the kids the love to see the amazing animals that u can't see in this Area of the country

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Thank Michael M
Pekin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I remember coming to the zoo back when I was in school for field trips. Now when I bring my grandchildren I'm amazed at how this place is really changed for the better. Their wildlife exhibit areas are fantastic. It's great to see animals and habitats that look close to where they might've come from. Plus they have a great... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoy the zoo they 3 baby tigers and they have baby river hogs and we like to go often to see them grow . We go often enough that we bought season passes. We go as a couple as well as with kids.

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Thank markparshall
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The peoria zoo was recently updated and expanded. For a city the size of Peoria, it is a very nice place for a family to spend an hour or a day. I would recommend a visit to any family living here or visiting.

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Thank Dennis H
Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never been to the zoo and I had my friend's 6 year old. We did the kid's museum and then decided to hit the zoo. Not very many animals due to it being October but we did see a lot. She loves zebras and we ooh'd and aaah'd over the baby giraffe. I will definitely take the kids... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Small but well done. Little kids have a ball. Play area around zoo great for a picnic. Staff very friendly and informative. A little pricey.

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Thank Jane L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The zoo is very kid friendly. I do wish they had a few more benches throughout the zoo though. They have a posting zoo also

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Thank Marquisa S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Love, love, love the Glen Oak Park Zoo!! The staff is always helpful. The baby giraffe. Lion Cubs, & red River hogs this year are so fun. We have a grandparents pass which was very affordable. I highly recommend a visit.

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Thank Behealthy48
Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Despite population and economic shifts over the years, Peoria has been able to maintain and grows its zoo to the delight of visitors who live local and come from afar. Private support and committed community members have kept this place alive and thriving, even when weather is too cold to utilize outdoor exhibit space.

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Dixon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun special affects on display at the zoo. Wonderful picture opportunities. This helps to stimulate the excitement of our visit.

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