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Scovill Zoo

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Address: 71 S Country Club Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-4470
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+1 217-421-7435
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Small zoo, lots of fun

We visit with our young children a few times per year. If you don't go on a free day, it is kind of pricey for the size. You can do the whole zoo in under 2 hours. The real draw... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Pana, Illinois
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Pana, Illinois
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit with our young children a few times per year. If you don't go on a free day, it is kind of pricey for the size. You can do the whole zoo in under 2 hours. The real draw here is how close up the animals are. We have gone with our friends, who have visually impaired kids, and... More 

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Thank scotter85
Mattoon, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great smaller zoo, with a surprisingly large number of animals including some exotic ones. Our grandkids loved it, and we loved the fact there was not all the walking a large zoo involves. It also has a great train ride and play area.

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Thank Gail B
Kankakee, Illinois
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150 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little zoo with a few cool animals. You can spend a couple hours here with the kids. They have a small petting area with goats which are fun to feed by hand. There is a good reptile house along with some monkeys and birds. The prairie dogs are a hoot to watch. I really enjoy the... More 

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Thank BengCh001
Decatur, Illinois
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny zoo. Animals seem cramped and tired. The only animal having fun appears to be the tortoise. If you go you'll understand. Lol. The penguins are a nice addition but there doesn't seem to be enough room. The petting zoo is goats and chickens and there are too many of each to enjoy the experience. The zoo... More 

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Thank Johnamcfadden
Decatur, Illinois
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Scovill Zoo is a great place for an afternoon of family fun! They keep the grounds nice and clean and the animals look happy and well-cared for.

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Thank JZimmerman3
Decatur, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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110 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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41 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
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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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