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Zoo in Forest Park

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302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108-2329
+1 413-733-2251
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Great Place

It's not the Bronx Zoo or a major city zoo, but it's a clean place with a nice collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth Your Time

Forest Park is the place to spend the day! Bring a picnic lunch, plan on playing in the many... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Ron H
Okawville, Illinois
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This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss and his stories. Dedicated to wildlife education, the zoo provides educational programs for children and adults.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“forest park” (28 reviews)
“small train” (2 reviews)
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302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108-2329
302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108-2329
+1 413-733-2251
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not the Bronx Zoo or a major city zoo, but it's a clean place with a nice collection of animals who all appear happy and well-cared for. It's small, so they have a lot of small animals (probably the usual suspects such as goats,...More

Thank Buskahhh
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Forest Park is the place to spend the day! Bring a picnic lunch, plan on playing in the many sports fields, taking a nature walk and observing the geese strutting around. Then, when you think you've had a good time, go catch the zoo! It's...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It's a small place with lots of smaller animals and no more than 1-2 animals per containment area most of the time (monkeys and goats aside, there were definitely more than 2 of each of those!). It's cute and it can certainly be fun for...More

1  Thank C M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It will take you about 2 hrs to see all the animals,the admission is reasonable,the animals are well taken care of.you can't buy anything to eat in there pack a lunch to eat on the playground before entering.They also have a train that takes you...More

2  Thank GarciaEmelie
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I was like a kid again when I went to the local zoo. Born and raised in Springfield Mass but never been to our local zoo. I was surprised by all the animals that they have. I took my autistic client here and we both...More

1  Thank anexisb
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The zoo was super cute and well taken care of. The zoo takes good care of their animals and everyone there is super friendly.

1  Thank Jen J
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We paid $5 admission and couldn't even find the zoo. I imagine that if we would have been given a map of the park we would have found the Zoo but even after following the signs that pointed towards the zoo we still could not...More

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

One sad lonely little monkey sitting all alone. NO spider monkeys at least none we saw and we were there over 2 hours. What I like about this zoo is the hands on experience kids and adults get to have with these animals. They sell...More

2  Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This park is a great place for families. I definitely recommend it for a fun day at the park. It is family friendly, and a fun place to get away!!!

1  Thank MikePaul26
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Took the kids there, my youngest and her cousin, They kept me moving between the two of them.They had a blast and I was worn out.They had a good assortment of animals for a small zoo.

Thank Leroy T
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