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Brown's Oakridge Zoo

#1 of 1 things to do in Smithfield Features Animals
17732 N Dairy Farm Rd, Smithfield, IL 61477-9583
+1 309-783-2112
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do not visit

the animals are locked up in very small cages it is sad to see. it literally is at a house and we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
paige h
via mobile
Don't come here!!

When I got to the zoo my Mom and I thought it would be a big building with huge cages and toys for... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Brooke B
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4 weeks ago
“do not visit”
25 Mar 2017
“Don't come here!!”
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17732 N Dairy Farm Rd, Smithfield, IL 61477-9583
+1 309-783-2112
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the animals are locked up in very small cages it is sad to see. it literally is at a house and we paid for unlimited photos to hold the baby cubs. the lady was ride she did not even let us pet them we just...More

Thank paige h
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

When I got to the zoo my Mom and I thought it would be a big building with huge cages and toys for the animals and a place we could spend a whole day. Instead it was in the country, extremely hard to find, and...More

Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Animals are all outside fenced in areas. You are walking around on natural surroundings, sometimes muddy and rather unkempt. Good variety of animals, varies from time to time depending upon what has been available. If there are any babies, you may be able to play...More

Thank genew
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Saw some pictures on facebook of people holding a baby tiger last year and thought "What the hell, this sounds like fun!" Got there, and had to wait about 10 mins for the cranky, older tour guide to come out. Paid for a tour which...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited with our one year old son. Shortly after the tour began, the tour guide started in on her personal opinions about PETA. When she found out my husband disagreed with her statements, we were asked to leave. She then also...More

Thank aewoll23
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something fairly close that we hadn't done before when we stumbled upon the Brown's Oakridge Zoo. The zoo doesn't give off a good first impression but so glad we decided to give it a try. The owner gave us an up...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I first visited in December 2015 and have been back twice since then. It's sad to read some of the negative comments about this place. First of all this is a family run zoo in the middle of the country on a farm. They don't...More

1  Thank archer72
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I am in Love with Tigers and that's why I chose to visit this place. I wouldn't consider it a zoo. The younger tour guide was nice. The older lady was grumpy. The living conditions of the animals were extremely poor and very very SMALL....More

3  Thank Lonnie1908
Reviewed 8 September 2014

I was visiting a friend in the area when I found out about this small zoo. We didn't get to go that day because it was 15 minutes until closing time. So we headed here right away this year during our visit! We were pleased...More

3  Thank cooley25
Reviewed 2 September 2014

There were four of us that made the trip from Peoria to Smithfield, Illinois today and we had a wonderful time. These are rescued animals who have been removed from abusive and neglectful environments and given food, attention, lots of good care and love. It's...More

2  Thank Terry M
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