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Phillips Park Zoo

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1000 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505-5786
+1 630-256-3860
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Waste of time...go somewhere else, like Brookfield Zoo

Understaffed, dirty, poorly kept, empty animal displays...well, you get the idea. Good thing... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Alex B
It’s free and fun!

It’s very small zoo park, but it’s great for children, and doesn’t take a lot of time to see. There... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Maureen R
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Aurora, Illinois
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  • Excellent51%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“sunken garden” (23 reviews)
“reptile house” (19 reviews)
“splash pad” (11 reviews)
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1000 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505-5786
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"sunken garden"
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"reptile house"
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"splash pad"
in 11 reviews
"tram ride"
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"bald eagles"
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"visitor center"
in 4 reviews
"large playground"
in 4 reviews
"river otters"
in 3 reviews
"spring and summer"
in 3 reviews
"small museum"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
in 4 reviews
"local wildlife"
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"mountain lion"
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"white wolves"
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"nice animals"
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"accept donations"
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"quick trip"
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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.

Thank Alex B
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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

2  Thank Maureen R
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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

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Free Zoo was very interesting. In this day and age a free zoo, cool! Zoo and park were top notch! I could sit in the sunshine all day.

Thank Packerdude
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I have been coming to Phillips park since I was a child, now i bring my Grandkids here. So much to do, and it's free (they do accept donations) Theres a large playground, a small museum showing off the Mastodon fossils discovered when they dug...More

Thank tmbrwoulf
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Phillips Park Zoo is a historical gem The zoo was opened in 1915 and was the main surburban zoo until the opening of Brookfield in 1936. Their focus is now on local wildlife that includes some rescue animals. The grounds are very nice to walk...More

Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went here with my brothers family (4 kids) They loved it. It was a small zoo, but well kept and many different animals to see. Also very reasonably priced. There is a park near it so you could spend a little more time playing if...More

1  Thank S9519YEheatherb
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We love taking our grandson to this zoo- we play at the park and walk to the zoo where we visit all our favorites - turtles, aligators, snakes, iguanas, peacocks, elk, eagles, vultures, owls and the beautiful white wolves... in the spring and summer the...More

1  Thank Mary R
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Was looking for a new unexpected experience and I found it. Although I was there in Nov & didn't get to see the gardens, the zoo was great. It was a bit tricky to find the entrance, but once I did it was great. Small...More

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is a little zoo that you’d never even knew existed unless you are looking for it. It’s a very quick trip but it’s still something to do on a day off.

Thank Jenn V
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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!
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Is there any water area for the kids
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