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Dickerson Park Zoo

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3043 N Fort Ave, Springfield, MO 65803-1079
+1 417-864-1800
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This is a great little zoo. We've been multiple times on the annual pass and it's well worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LouiseLavictoire
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Our visit to Dickerson Zoo was awesome. I took my four-year-old granddaughter there and she just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CindyBranson
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Dickerson Park Zoo is where people and animals connect. Enjoy getting outside and enjoying the natural beauty of the area while seeing and learning about animals from Africa, Tropical Asia, South America, Australia and North America. See the reptiles at the Ambler Diversity of Life center, ride the Titus Express miniature train, get up close and personal with the giraffes on the giraffe deck (giraffe feeding an additional fee but observation deck is free) and visit the petting zoo. Cafe and gift shop also available.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“giraffe feeding” (12 reviews)
“crackers” (10 reviews)
“train ride” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3043 N Fort Ave, Springfield, MO 65803-1079
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little zoo. We've been multiple times on the annual pass and it's well worth the membership fee. Some of the exhibits are a bit tired but it seems like they're doing improvements over the winter so looking forward to seeing what...More

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Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! And, thank you for noticing our improvements. We are working to make the zoo fabZOOlous for our guests. Glad to hear you and your family enjoy it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Dickerson Zoo was awesome. I took my four-year-old granddaughter there and she just loved it and I was impressed by the amount of animals they had in the layout that they had there. It’s a small zoo but a very nice zoo...More

Thank CindyBranson
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Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Cindy. I'm happy to hear you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a really neat zoo- well kept and pleasing visually. We spent the good part of an afternoon here and enjoyed the visit. The zoo does has an undertone of sadness as one of the tigers lost a limb after a mishap with another...More

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Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your nice comments. We are proud of our "small town zoo", too!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This zoo is great. It has a variety of animals. The giraffes are definitely a highlight. I went with my young twins. Most of it was easily accessible with a stroller.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Really enjoy nature, and going to this zoo is a fun treat. It's not your big-city type of zoo, but it has a lot to offer. We went a while back so it's about time to go again

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We took our two kids to the zoo and they really enjoyed it. It is a smaller zoo but has everything you would expect. We usually go to the St. Louis zoo which has much larger crowds than this zoo. We took a sack lunch...More

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Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for visiting and the positive feedback. Happy to hear from our guests.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had family visit so we went to zoo. Although it is a smaller venue we all agreed that it surpassed Little Rock, Tulsa and OKC zoos. Easy to navigate the exhibits. Big enough to include many animals but small enough to allow time to...More

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Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for visiting and taking time to share!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

My wife and I took our three grandkids, ages 3, 7 & 10, on an outing to the Dickerson Park Zoo. The cost was $40 for the 5 of us and that included a senior discount for my wife and me. Kids are only free...More

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Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The Phood Phantom had two hard and fast rules of life. One is floss your teeth. The other is don't buy aquariums. The first rule is self explanatory. Rule two is because if you buy an aquarium it always ends up the same way- dead...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We took a family outing to the zoo and had a great time. It is a good little zoo and our grandchildren enjoyed feeding the giraffes. We did think the entrance fee was a little too high. We had a great time and will likely...More

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Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Please do come back and visit! Thank you.

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Yes. It's a small area. Mostly goats. There's food you can purchase from a machine. The giraffes are not part of the petting zoo-however, you may purchase items in that area to feed the giraffes. My granddaughter loves to... More
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There are two motorized chairs available for rent as well as wheelchairs available for use. These are all on a first come, first served basis.
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Yes, we have otters and they love to show off.
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