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Scovill Zoo, Decatur

4.2
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  • My grandkids loved the zoo! It wasn't so crowded you couldn't enjoy the animals. Wonderful playground.  more »
  • I really enjoyed the scovill zoo. Even my kids who are in their teens still enjoy the zoo. I would recommend it for families to visit.  more »
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  • This zoo is a real gem. It's definitely a small zoo that you could walk through in a half day, and probably would not have the same value for a family with older (age 8+ kids). But for a family with younger children, it is absolutely perfect. A fair variety of animals with a creative layout, a great petting zoo, and other extra cost attractions like a train ride and merry-go-round made it work great for our three pre-K kids. The playground just outside the entrance is icing on the cake.
  • Rather small but good size for the area. I'm told it's the only zoo in Illinois with cheetahs. Scovill did just get some new wolves. But there are still too many empty exhibits. They will also be expanding the train tracks to go over to the Children's Museum next door.

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