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Phillips Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Best little Zoo in Town!

The staff is friendly and informative. Zoo is next to a park that has a playground, picnic area and... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
via mobile
Park with small free zoo near a beautful sunken flower garden

This small free zoo lets you get close up to see the animals being rehabilitated or unable to live... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
Martha G
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“reptile house”(20 reviews)
“splash pad”(13 reviews)
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

The staff is friendly and informative. Zoo is next to a park that has a playground, picnic area and waterpark. Fun for all!! Very safe to allow your children to explore the zoo safely.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank awes0me0ne
Reviewed 21 January 2019

This small free zoo lets you get close up to see the animals being rehabilitated or unable to live in the wild; well explained signage. A nice walk, not exhausting. In the park, there are picnic spots, Mastodon Lake and a lovely sunken flower garden....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martha G
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I have been here many times. The Zoo and Park is free. The Park is well maintained. Kids have hours of fun at park and then take a tram ride and enjoy watching the animals. I have booked the shelter which is at very low...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Manikandan K
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My grandsons have a great time seeing the animals in this small zoo -- especially the reptile house that has 2 large crocodiles and lots of snakes! Another unique feature is the collection of Mastadon bones that were unearthed in the area. The park also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MJG1955
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Spectacular place to bring the kids! Keep going back each year! Always something new to do! Now i am bringing my grandkids to enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J9young
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I took my nephews ages 4 & 11 to Phillips Park. First we explored the zoo. Then we rode the tram and they loved it. We went to the park so they could play in the park. We ended the day with a wonderful picnic.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank foxiroxi98
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This little zoo is very quaint, but cute. It’s a great thing to do when your family is on a strict budget. There is a splash pad for the kids and a big playground with picnic tables located behind the zoo. Bring a cooler and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wvgirlygirl27
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Understaffed, dirty, poorly kept, empty animal displays...well, you get the idea. Good thing admission is free, otherwise, there'd be a bunch of angry folks demanding refunds.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank alexdaman
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

It’s very small zoo park, but it’s great for children, and doesn’t take a lot of time to see. There is a building with restrooms, bones of a mammoth and outside there is big mammoth statue. There is a sunken garden with a big water...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Took a group of young students here to enrich our science unit. The zoo is very small but has some nice animals and exhibits. The grounds are very nice and I’m sure sunken garden in full bloom would be spectacular. Giant pavilion for picnics and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Granolamama
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Jenny N Brian G
1 May 2018|
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Response from Maureen R | Reviewed this property |
Montgomery Road turn on Howell Road then make a right and park in the parking lot. It’s the entrance to the zoo and it’s left of the building and mammoth statue. It’s big!
7 June 2015|
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Response from Geneva88 |
Is there any water area for the kids