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Scovill Zoo

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71 S Country Club Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-4470
+1 217-421-7435
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Big city feel in a small town!

Actually, my hubby and I are photographers. We were looking for something cool as a background for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brenda W
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Decatur, Illinois
via mobile
year round enjoyment

I've taken my kids here since they were babies. Love the special events they have. The train ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Z1546ZUterrim
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Palm Springs, California
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
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“train ride” (14 reviews)
“petting area” (9 reviews)
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LOCATION
71 S Country Club Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-4470
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+1 217-421-7435
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"train ride"
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"petting area"
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"great playground"
in 8 reviews
"reptile house"
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"perfect size"
in 5 reviews
"large playground"
in 5 reviews
"goat"
in 4 reviews
"children's museum"
in 10 reviews
"merry go round"
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"snow cones"
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"small train"
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"prairie dogs"
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"concession stand"
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"all ages"
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"couple hours"
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"animals including"
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"perfect place to spend"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Actually, my hubby and I are photographers. We were looking for something cool as a background for a “rock’n’roll” type photo. Frankly, we didn’t get past the AMAZING piece of light “modern art” just off the parking lot. It’s FANTASTIC, and made the perfect background...More

1  Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've taken my kids here since they were babies. Love the special events they have. The train ride is always our fav. nice gift shop. the outside play yard is loads of fun. even a merry-go-round. easy to get around. also a snack shop. parking...More

Thank Z1546ZUterrim
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the Zoo with our grand daughter. She loved the Caroussel, the extensive playground, the train ride, feeding animals, following a pea hen around the seating area, looking at animals she doesn't see except in books. Perfect size ....not overwhelming for a child...

Thank Jon N
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

interesting indoor and outdoor exhibits + train ride that is doubling in size soon - connected to children's museum , so you can visit both in a day

Thank tmh564
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Cute small zoo, very nice and not overwhelming for young children! Allows for hands on with many animals and has a cute playground to boot!

Thank debral522
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is a great place to spend an afternoon with children or grand children. I took my Grands these and they had a great time with the wonderful variety of exhibits and stations. they really enjoyed the petting zoo. Highly recommend!

Thank Roy L
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Small zoo but perfect place to spend a couple hours and see all of the animals, ride the train, and carousel. The train typically stops by the cheeta exhibition to allow you to see them close up. The petting area is great for the kids...More

Thank Lili62521
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A nice place to visit the the goats are a nice place to take children and ervertging. We enjled The place very much !z,z,

Thank alley00p3
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Plenty of places to rest thru out the park if you need it....and trust me I do. The kids will go crazy.Nice exhibits and a clean fun time

Thank Mickey4761
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I have visited family in Decatur, Illinois for years and I did not know that the Scovill Zoo existed until this year. I went, and enjoyed the zoo but especially enjoyed the beautiful gardens.

Thank 1950gerry
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Diane W
2 July 2016|
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Response from mawspt1 | Reviewed this property |
Scovill zoo is at: 71 S Country Club Road Decatur Il 62521 telephone number is: 217 421-7435 On Thursdays during the summer I believe is their free day at the gate.
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