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Dickerson Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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nice zoo

Good way to spend a summer morning. Went early to beat the heat, critters more active before it... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Wayne F
Enjoyable time

Had a great time at the zoo. We were able to feed the barn animals and giraffes. Animals are... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3043 N Fort Ave, Springfield, MO 65803-1079
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+1 417-864-1800
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My toddlers like walking around the zoo and seeing all the animals. They also like riding the train and feeding the giraffe. We wish that they would clean up the pond area around the train ride and add more animals and/or ducks so their is...More

Thank Crystal H
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dickerson Park Zoo is one of Springfield's most popular parks and family destinations. It's pretty awesome that a town the size of Springfield even has a zoo, much less one recognized and accredited for more than 30 years by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First let me note that we are use to going to the St Louis Zoo which is impossible to beat. Springfield was fun but most of the habitats were very small. It was such a maze getting to all the animals. We actually had to...More

Thank RachelE2214
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I love zoos. Been to many different ones and Springfield has one to be proud of. They are always looking to improve and they have a great variety of animals to view. The giraffe exhibit is truly exceptional.

Thank Mike K
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you and thanks for noticing our efforts!

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had an awesone visit to the zoo. The prices were right for the size. Loved seeing all of the animals. Cannot wait to goback.

Thank Penny T
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Have lived in the area and visited the zoo many times in my 56 years. This year I bought the grandparents pass. With 2 granddaugters staying with me 4 days a week, we visit the animals once a week. I can spend $10 on tokens...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a small zoo which is really nice. Animals are in a well cared for in-closures. My kids loved it.

Thank tls5415
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for visiting. Our animal care staff works to take excellent care of all the animals. Glad you noticed!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Good way to spend a summer morning. Went early to beat the heat, critters more active before it gets hot. Thought most exhibits were nicely done, not a large zoo but good for this size city. Have decent refreshment areas with shade and fans. If...More

Thank Wayne F
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great time at the zoo. We were able to feed the barn animals and giraffes. Animals are spread out. Only took about 2 hours to do the whole zoo. The train is at the very end but we didn’t go on it.

Thank nloewe
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for visiting Dickerson Park Zoo!

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Very nice zoo with lots of animals. Our grandson had a blast viewing the birds and other animals. And he really enjoyed the train ride. Highly recommended

Thank wesjuly2018
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Glad to be a part of Vacation 2018! Thanks for visiting and thanks for sharing. Have a great summer.

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The park currently opens at 9:30am. I got there at 9:36am. If you want parking as close to the front as possible I suggest you arrive early or it will be full and you will need to park on the grass where the Empire fair...More

Thank sabon001
Joey P, Public Relations Manager at Dickerson Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for visiting. Dickerson Park Zoo is open from 9-5 daily, and guests may stay in the zoo one hour after the admission gate closes. The Friends of the Zoo pass is a great deal and offers a number of discounts on education classes,...More

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haileyteague52
24 July 2018|
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Response from jessg1976 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. I went in November
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Eric S
22 April 2018|
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No, we do not.
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26 March 2018|
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Daily admission is $14 for 13 and up. $9 for ages 3-12. Two and under are free.
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