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Brown's Oakridge Zoo

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17732 N Dairy Farm Rd, Smithfield, IL 61477-9583
+1 309-783-2112
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Small pens, animals pacing, tiny cubs being manhandled by kids for photo fees. This is abuse. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tiskismet
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Worst zoo I've ever been to

This is pretty much just a bunch of animals in cages in a trailor's back yard. How they haven't... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
brittneyraquel02
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Detroit, Michigan
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible53%
22 Jun 2017
“Not your typical zoo”
20 Jun 2017
“I feel bad for the animals”
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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17732 N Dairy Farm Rd, Smithfield, IL 61477-9583
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+1 309-783-2112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small pens, animals pacing, tiny cubs being manhandled by kids for photo fees. This is abuse. I literally felt ill.

Thank tiskismet
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is pretty much just a bunch of animals in cages in a trailor's back yard. How they haven't been shut down for animal abuse I will never know. When we went it was an extremely hot day and we witnessed many animals with minimal...More

1  Thank brittneyraquel02
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I think you can't go with the regular zoo environment expectation. Not sure how they got a zoo designation. They rescue animals with very little funds. Yes it is a little sad and they could definitely use an influx of funds but the more people...More

Thank Debra B
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

After paying nearly $70 for my group of seven people I had expected a more pleasant experience. The staff were extremely rude and unfriendly. The animals enclosures were small and dirty (beyond what a daily cleaning would provide). We will not be going back.

1  Thank Toby S
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Tigers are my favorite animals ever so when we had to come up for business my friend made sure to take my husband and me here so I could pet the 11 month old tiger before they cut off the contact. I will say that...More

1  Thank Chellee T
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

R…U…D…E!!!! If you’re looking for a friendly customer service experience you’d be better off heading to your local drivers license bureau or IRS office. If, on the other hand, you love a litany of rules barked at you by staff who seem to forget its...More

4  Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

the animals are locked up in very small cages it is sad to see. it literally is at a house and we paid for unlimited photos to hold the baby cubs. the lady was ride she did not even let us pet them we just...More

1  Thank paige h
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

When I got to the zoo my Mom and I thought it would be a big building with huge cages and toys for the animals and a place we could spend a whole day. Instead it was in the country, extremely hard to find, and...More

1  Thank Brooke B
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Animals are all outside fenced in areas. You are walking around on natural surroundings, sometimes muddy and rather unkempt. Good variety of animals, varies from time to time depending upon what has been available. If there are any babies, you may be able to play...More

Thank genew
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Saw some pictures on facebook of people holding a baby tiger last year and thought "What the hell, this sounds like fun!" Got there, and had to wait about 10 mins for the cranky, older tour guide to come out. Paid for a tour which...More

Thank William F
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