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Phillips Park Zoo, Aurora

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Phillips Park Zoo is located on the grounds of Phillips Park, in Aurora, Illinois, United States. It was originally established in 1915, and is still open year-round with no admission charge. It was once home to exotic animals such as giraffes and monkeys, but the zoo's focus changed to native animals after Brookfield Zoo opened in 1934.
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  • This small zoo is a surprise in Aurora, dating back over 100 years It only takes about 30 minutes to see everything if you're on your own, probably an hour with small children. Easy for small... 
    This small zoo is a surprise in Aurora, dating back over 100 years It only takes about 30 minutes to see everything if you're on your own, probably an hour with small children. Easy for small...  more »
  • Best kept secret in Aurora! Been going here for years. It’s free and a quick fun little trip to see animals. 
    Best kept secret in Aurora! Been going here for years. It’s free and a quick fun little trip to see animals.  more »
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  • Very nice rescue area for birds. Great that it's free. It certainly needs more volunteer help which I imagine is not easy to find. Nice playground & a little lake there, lots of picnic tables. Parking was easy. Overall a nice quick visit for me & my 8.5 yo daughter.
  • Had a great time here with my kids. The animals were very active on the day we visited. Mountain lion and wolves were up close and personal right behind the glass so we were able to take good pictures of them. Macaw entertained us by dancing and said, “hello!” Always nice to visit and have a little picnic as a family too!

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