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Address: 3043 N Fort Ave, Springfield, MO 65803-1079
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Nice smaller zoo

It's a smaller zoo, but a nice way to spend an afternoon with the family. Two elephants, 5-6 giraffes to feed, two hippos, 2 bears, 2 mountain lions, 2 bobcats, 2 lions, tigers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lebanon, Missouri
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Jefferson City
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dickerson zoo was a lot of fun to kick around, it is bigger than it initially looks. My favorite part and the reason I keep returning is because they allow you to feed the giraffes for an additional fee and it is the best thing in the world to get to interact with the animals.

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Lebanon, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a smaller zoo, but a nice way to spend an afternoon with the family. Two elephants, 5-6 giraffes to feed, two hippos, 2 bears, 2 mountain lions, 2 bobcats, 2 lions, tigers, monkeys, cheetahs, several deer and turkey, my daughter loves the peacocks that roam freely all over, 4-5 giant tortoise, the reptile house, several zebras, ostriches, some parrots... More 

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Thank cqb556
Roach, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend the day here and see all of the animals in their habitat. Truly interesting and educational. The staff of the zoo are always helpful, polite and informative!! The layout of the park is easily accessible and makes for a fun filled and entertaining day. On a side note, the staff, including their vet doctors are committed to the community.... More 

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Thank Ric B
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! You captured the mission of the zoo, to protect all animals in our care and in the wild. The zoo's raptor rehab program is extremely important to us. Thank you for your concern and bringing the injured owl. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

for a small zoo, it is a wonderful place to take the kids for a day of fun and exploration of animals. Took our grand kids for years to the zoo spooktactular. We all loved it and was sad when they discontinued it. Still, take your family there for a fun day with the animals.

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Thank noclocks
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this review

So glad to hear you and your family enjoy visiting the zoo. Please watch our website for new events. Spooktacular was quite popular, but unfortunately over time with so many free Halloween events offered, the attendance to Spooktacular had dwindled. Hope you continue to visit and check out some of our new events. Plus, we are always looking for new... More 

Branson, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere very enjoyable day. For a Small zoo there was a lot to see. We would go back Can not compare it to the St. Louis zoo, there were plenty of animals.

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Thank Dorothy P
Columbia, Missouri
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to go. Many things to do here during the summer. I was here in the fall and that limits some of the activities.

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springfield,mo
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What we got to see was nice. Unfortunately they had a couple of exhibits closed off as well as the feeding area (my favorite part). $12 is a bit much for such a small zoo, especially when you don't get to see all attractions.

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Thank kssmygrits
Nixa, Missouri
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our six year old and two year old grandsons and they really enjoyed all the animals. Be prepared to walk a bit, but well worth it.

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Thank Richard B
Branson, Missouri
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been FRIENDS OF THE ZOO for years. This is a great place to spend a couple of hours with the family.

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Thank MoSooner
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We have season passes to the zoo. My nearly 3 year old granddaughter sees something new with each visit. She has had some health issues and so we have never stayed and went through the entire zoo exhibits in one trip. She lives the mini trips and the playground area. The giraffes are her favorite. Just remember to have a... More 

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Thank CRodden
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you! It's always nice to hear our guests enjoy visiting. Thanks for being a Friend of the Zoo season pass holder, too! More 

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