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Scovill Zoo

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Address: 71 S Country Club Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-4470
Phone Number: +1 217-421-7435
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Great local zoo

Scovill zoo is a great place for a family visit. Quite a few animals for a small zoo in an easy to maneuver setting. There's an extra charge for the train and the carousel, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Decatur, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great small zoo that offers an interesting selection of animals and audios equal to larger zoos of Indianapolis, St. Louis and beyond. Hands on and feeding options with the goats. As Seniors we enjoy our frequent visits. Interesting traveling exhibits/sculptures.

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Thank robertandsue02
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I recently took a group of preschoolers to Scovill Zoo and we had a great time. The staff were friendly and helpful, one was walking around with a bird and stopped to talk to our group about the bird. There is a petting area with goats and chickens most of the children liked. For a small zoo, there are numerous... More 

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Thank Liz H
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Scovill zoo is a great place for a family visit. Quite a few animals for a small zoo in an easy to maneuver setting. There's an extra charge for the train and the carousel, but each is worth it. Our grandkids loved Scovill zoo

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Thank Deggto
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Halloween boo at the zoo was awesome first it was safe and the kids had a blast .my grandson Still talking about it two days later

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Thank telee45
Decatur, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great place to take the kids. The train ride is very enjoyable and their are plans to lengthen the ride.

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Thank biffer48
Shelbyville
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You can do so much with your kids at this zoo. Visit with all of the animals that you will find on display, ride the train around the site, go to the reptile house, feed the miniature goats at the petting zoo, and play on the wonderful playground equipment. You can get a snack, too. There is something for every... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

this zoo is a great little zoo with a great variety of animals to see. the pathways are navigable on foot or stroller. This zoo also offers a carousel and train for a fee. There is a great park in the front of the zoo and it nice if you want to have a picnic lunch before or after the... More 

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Thank Dawn S
Decatur, Illinois
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Zebras, cheetahs, turtles, to name a few animals, there is a great playground for the kids, and did I mention the train that takes you around the grounds for a closer look at some of the larger animals.

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Thank ps0wens
Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting a town about an hour away and I learned of this zoo. We love to visit new places especially zoo's so we checked it out. We were very happy we did because it was really nice considering it's in a fairly small town compared to the Chicago area where we're from. We spent a couple of hours... More 

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Thank The-Road-Tripster
Central Illinois
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We take our granddaughter here all the time! This is a perfect place for children with many animals. There are peacocks that roam the area freely. You will hear them calling out while you are there. We love walking into the bird aviary, sitting and watching the spider monkeys play, seeing the baby lemurs (this year we saw several babies... More 

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