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Peoria Zoo

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2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2196
+1 309-686-3365
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Not bad, a bit expensive but interesting.

Went to the Zoo to spend some time with my family before another event. The zoo was ok, and kept... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toms River, New Jersey
via mobile

This zoo is a comfortably sized zoo for families with small children, or for anyone looking for a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colby D
via mobile
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The Peoria Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals from around the world. From giraffes and rhinoceros to spider monkeys and sea lions, the Zoo is the wildest family place in town. The Peoria Zoo is open year round. Our Education Department offers programs for ages 2 and up. These include Home School classes, Zoo Tots, Jungle Jamboree, summer Zoo Camp and Zoo Teens volunteer program. During summer months we offer Giraffe Feeding in Africa and Budgie Feeding in the Aussie Walk About. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, scheduled Keeper Chats take place every day. Our two biggest events are the Easter Egg Hunt and Howl-Zoo-Ween. We offer a variety of birthday parties and Zoo Snoozes. Our Zambezi River Lodge is available for corporate events, wedding receptions, and special celebrations.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2196
+1 309-686-3365
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the Zoo to spend some time with my family before another event. The zoo was ok, and kept both a 5 year old and a 16 year old entertained. It wasn't crowded so we were able to take out time watching the animals....More

Thank travell87
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This zoo is a comfortably sized zoo for families with small children, or for anyone looking for a few hours of fun. The zoo has a big feel to it due to the number of large animals on exhibit (tigers, lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras); however...More

Thank Colby D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to zoo for the first time since childhood. Giraffe enclosure was very nice., as where the zebras. Good place to take children. As is often the case it was smaller than expected.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met up and stayed at Par A Dice hotel and casino in east Peoria. Very nice hotel that is separate from the casino but a very easy walk or a shuttle will take you there. We spent part of one day visiting the Peoria...More

Thank extraordinarylife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk through the Zoo. Great place to take kids, has many things for them to enjoy. Not so big, that they will get bored

Thank Anna460
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the Peoria area for my friends Birthday weekend and we found this gem of a zoo. Only $9.50 to get in--we went on Eclipse Day which was pretty cool but did not see any strange behavior from any of the animals but...More

Thank sandiev
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We took our son for Fathers Day (bonus dad got in for kids price) and we had a great time. we got out and feed the little birds we walked up to eye level (well almost) with the giraffes. We probably spent 2 hours walking...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I visited the zoo with my wife and our kids. I remember when I was a kid in high school in the late 80s and how bad the zoo was back then. The lions and tigers were in concrete rooms with a concrete bench to...More

Thank Derek T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Fantastic. Small but mighty. Beautiful to walk through. Loads of animals... wonderfully displayed settings. Old & young will enjoy.

Thank Corrie G
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The Peoria zoo is a smaller zoo. However it is a wonderful zoo with a little of everything. We have been members for many years.

Thank Danielle M
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11 April 2017|
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Response from Joe S | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure there is. You can call them at 309-686-3365.
5 June 2016|
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Response from Toddsbc383 | Reviewed this property |
. If you are wanting to know when the Free Admission day is this year, I do not think they are having one.
Marge W
4 July 2015|
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Response from junehalladay | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't see wheelchairs. Check out Goodwill and Salvation Army to see if they have any for sale to use while in Peoria. It's cheaper than renting, and then you can donate it back when you leave for the next person... More