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Dickerson Park Zoo

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3043 N Fort Ave, Springfield, MO 65803-1079
+1 417-864-1800
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The Phood Phantom had two hard and fast rules of life. One is floss your teeth. The other is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PhoodPhantom_MO
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Lebanon, Missouri
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Fun Family Time

We took a family outing to the zoo and had a great time. It is a good little zoo and our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bilver
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dickerson Park Zoo is where people and animals connect. Enjoy getting outside and enjoying the natural beauty of the area while seeing and learning about animals from Africa, Tropical Asia, South America, Australia and North America. See the reptiles at the Ambler Diversity of Life center, ride the Titus Express miniature train, get up close and personal with the giraffes on the giraffe deck (giraffe feeding an additional fee but observation deck is free) and visit the petting zoo. Cafe and gift shop also available.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“giraffe feeding” (12 reviews)
“crackers” (10 reviews)
“train ride” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3043 N Fort Ave, Springfield, MO 65803-1079
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+1 417-864-1800
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Phood Phantom had two hard and fast rules of life. One is floss your teeth. The other is don't buy aquariums. The first rule is self explanatory. Rule two is because if you buy an aquarium it always ends up the same way- dead...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a family outing to the zoo and had a great time. It is a good little zoo and our grandchildren enjoyed feeding the giraffes. We did think the entrance fee was a little too high. We had a great time and will likely...More

Thank Bilver
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Please do come back and visit! Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd been told this was a small zoo, but it truly isn't. They have a nice variety of animals and information signs. It is a tad hilly so bear that in mind if terrain poses any issues for you. They have free wheelchairs, which we...More

Thank MayMarti
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo was bigger than I thought. Well divided in to different regions. Lots of shade, got to see a lot of the animals, you are able to feed some. Of the. Animals,

Thank 831patriciar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and clean zoo. My husband and 2 children and I went on a Monday morning. We were about the only ones there, and we arrived as soon as they opened. All of the animals appeared healthy and well-cared for, and the grounds were incredibly...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This zoo is very well kept and the very enjoyable to walk around. The giraffe feeding is great and the kids always have a lot of fun!

Thank NancyAA86
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great small zoo. We will go again next year. We spent hours.....thought maybe an hour or two. Feedings are a little expensive from machines but giraffe feeding is priced right. Pecocks rome free.....awsome!

Thank DachK
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for sharing about your experience. Glad you enjoyed DPZ!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were quite surprised that this zoo was bigger then we expected. Be ready for a few hills. The exhibits are really nice and the employees are very kind. Highly recommend checking out the zoo when in Springfield. It is also a reciprocal zoo so...More

Thank Sharon C
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you! Glad to hear you are zoo members and were able to take advantage of our reciprocity program!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

It's a small zoo but has a nice variety of animals to see. The cost is 12.00 for adults and 8.00 for children. They do offer group rates as well. The zoo is nice and clean and because it is small you can see everything...More

Thank 335vikkif
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you and thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. The zoo seemed very unkept and overgrown. The animals were very inactive and hardly able to be seen. The overall quality of the zoo was lacking.

Thank Craig R
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livinthedream65452
30 July 2017|
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Response from CRodden | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's a small area. Mostly goats. There's food you can purchase from a machine. The giraffes are not part of the petting zoo-however, you may purchase items in that area to feed the giraffes. My granddaughter loves to... More
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Barbara B
5 June 2017|
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Response from Joey P | Property representative |
There are two motorized chairs available for rent as well as wheelchairs available for use. These are all on a first come, first served basis.
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bababooks
3 October 2016|
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Response from Joey P | Property representative |
Yes, we have otters and they love to show off.
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