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.To visit Phillips Park Zoo on your holiday in Aurora, and find out what else Aurora has to offer, use our Aurora.
Phillips Park Zoo reviews
A beautiful area in Aurora that has a small zoo with some animals like Peacocks, Wolves, Bald Eagles and a cougar. More than just the animals it's the whole surrounding area around the zoo that makes this place so nice to visit and to top it all off it is all 100% FREE which is a great option for families with kids that are looking for something to do fun during the weekend even if you are short on money. This is a new discovery for me and my family but one that we will be back many times to visit.
The park itself is small and doesn't have very exotic animals, mostly farm type animals and some rescued birds, but it's a very nice facility. The grounds are kept very well and there's a beautiful garden area, splash pad area & playgrounds for kids, golf course and nice picnic areas. Very clean and lots of parking lots. Admission to the zoo is completely free and you can take a free tram ride around the grounds. Overall, I would describe this as a diamond in the rough.
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