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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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Small but quaint.

Cute little zoo in the heart of Forest Park. It won't wow you with it's size but it's a quaint spot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John S
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Springfield, Massachusetts
Family day at the zoo

Great zoo to bring where the kids and have A wonderful family day at the zoo !!! The park is... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
sssuej
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“forest park” (29 reviews)
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302 Sumner Ave, Springfield, MA 01108-2329
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+1 413-733-2251
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cute little zoo in the heart of Forest Park. It won't wow you with it's size but it's a quaint spot for families or a first date ; )

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great zoo to bring where the kids and have A wonderful family day at the zoo !!! The park is wonderful for activities! He 1@@—23?&!8:;: t

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This zoo located in forest park is a excellent little zoo. They have a large selection of different animals. Zoo animals appear to be well cared for. Zoo is clean and well marked. Great zoo to take the kids to. You will end spending a...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

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

1  Thank Buskahhh
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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

1  Thank Ron H
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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

2  Thank C M
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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

3  Thank GarciaEmelie
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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

2  Thank anexisb
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Reviewed 26 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.

2  Thank Jen J
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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

1  Thank Monica G
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Eve O
11 April 2018|
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Response from Buskahhh | Reviewed this property |
You have to pay to get into Forest Park itself (you can go to the park but not the zoo) which I think is $3.00 per in-state vehicle ($5 out of state). I thought I remembered it being higher, but got the figures from their... More
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Jack L
7 March 2018|
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Response from Ron H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't use GPS. Once you are on Sumner Avenue, you can't miss the signs and entrance.
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