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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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great place for younger children

interesting indoor and outdoor exhibits + train ride that is doubling in size soon - connected to... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
tmh564
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Decatur, Illinois
Best small zoo for small children

Cute small zoo, very nice and not overwhelming for young children! Allows for hands on with many... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
debral522
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Boston, Cambridge, United States
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (13 reviews)
“petting area” (9 reviews)
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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"
in 9 reviews
"great playground"
in 8 reviews
"reptile house"
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"large playground"
in 5 reviews
"goat"
in 4 reviews
"children's museum"
in 10 reviews
"merry go round"
in 4 reviews
"snow cones"
in 4 reviews
"small train"
in 3 reviews
"prairie dogs"
in 3 reviews
"concession stand"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 6 reviews
"couple hours"
in 2 reviews
"animals including"
in 2 reviews
"perfect place to spend"
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"nice exhibits"
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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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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with the family whole vacationing in Illinois last week. I loved the penguins (have never been so close to one before!), the roaming muscovey duck, and the goats! I think we'll be back next year on our next visit.

Thank Trista C
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

While this may not be the size of the St. Louis Zoo, it does provide many high quality exhibits, train rides, carousel, and many interactive activities. Also the food is much more affordable than expected. It's great for the whole family!

Thank Olivia C
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

My family held my father's 80th birthday party here at Scovill Zoo's educational building. They catered the affair as well and the food was surprisingly good. My step mom did pay for a childrens menu selections in addition to the regular menu items, and they...More

Thank 102Angela
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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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