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Peoria Zoo

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2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2196
+1 309-686-3365
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Nice little zoo. Lots of animals in animal "friendly" exhibits. And a petting zoo for the little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul C
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Wheeling, United States
Not worth it

This is a very small zoo. Seems like they dumped a bunch of money and effort into the new safari... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Crystal R
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“africa exhibit” (35 reviews)
“baby giraffe” (8 reviews)
“eye level” (5 reviews)
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2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2196
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+1 309-686-3365
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"africa exhibit"
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"baby giraffe"
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"eye level"
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"few hours"
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"perfect size"
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"botanical gardens"
in 5 reviews
"big cats"
in 4 reviews
"birthday party"
in 4 reviews
"small children"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 4 reviews
"oak park"
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"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"central illinois"
in 4 reviews
"lions"
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"animals"
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"tiger"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little zoo. Lots of animals in animal "friendly" exhibits. And a petting zoo for the little ones.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small zoo. Seems like they dumped a bunch of money and effort into the new safari area but left the other areas to fall apart.

Thank Crystal R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Most animals were not available, several displays were closed, and I paid full admission to take a walk?

Thank Baron62nd
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Loved this zoo. Small enough to see everything, many animals outside so you get an even better view. Friendly and knowledable staff. Great for all ages.

Thank karent488
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Not a real large zoo, but offers many different animals to see up close. Lions and tigers are impressive, as well as the giraffes. Easy to get around and see everything in a few hours. I thought the admission prices were a little high, especially...More

1  Thank SpartanFIJI
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This zoo was not too big & not too small. We had just enough time to see it all in a couple of hours. :)

1  Thank 77Traveler514
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The grandchildren had a blast and so did my lady friend. Even though it was hot out the tree cover cut down on the sun exposure. Also the snake shack was great along with selling animal food for the different animals.

Thank SFCRambo
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience, our child had her 6th birthday party at the zoo. They have a special event room connected to the giraffe living quarters with large pains of glass for easy view of the giraffe .... very cool. They also brought in several...More

Thank DMSR9999
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It isn't a big city zoo, but they have some nice big cats. Their Africa exhibit had a great giraffe habitat.

Thank Marilyn A
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We get a family membership every year. We as a family love going and have a great time! The extra activists that come with the membership are very nice.

1  Thank Stephanie F
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Etonian30
11 April 2017|
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Response from Joe S | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure there is. You can call them at 309-686-3365.
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Shuema
5 June 2016|
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Response from Toddsbc383 | Reviewed this property |
. If you are wanting to know when the Free Admission day is this year, I do not think they are having one.
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Marge W
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Response from junehalladay | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't see wheelchairs. Check out Goodwill and Salvation Army to see if they have any for sale to use while in Peoria. It's cheaper than renting, and then you can donate it back when you leave for the next person... More
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