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Niabi Zoo

#1 of 2 things to do in Coal Valley Features Animals
12908 Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley, IL 61240-9467
+1 309-799-3482
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Nice local zoo. I doesn't have elephants there anymore though which is disappointing. But there are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Wonderful Zoo!!!

Niabi Zoo is a wonderful place to visit!! Has a lot of indoor as well as outdoor exhibits. Decently... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hilary S
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12908 Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley, IL 61240-9467
+1 309-799-3482
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice local zoo. I doesn't have elephants there anymore though which is disappointing. But there are a lot of cute things. Nice train ride. Nice merry go round. They are consoling working on it to make it better.

Thank snowone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Niabi Zoo is a wonderful place to visit!! Has a lot of indoor as well as outdoor exhibits. Decently priced! They offer a Giraffe feeding for an extra cost that was an AMAZING experience!! This Zoo is a good size, with enough space in between...More

Thank Hilary S
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Last month, I took a date to this place. My parents would drag us kids to places like these when we were younger but didn't either understand or care then. But as I am now older, I can appreciate places like this more. My date...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this zoo on a sunny fall Saturday afternoon. Not very crowded - was able to feed giraffes, sheep and fish. Monkeys were pretty active. They have an African Leopard - that was pretty rare. I will say that this zoo is a bit pricy...More

Thank Loeweb821
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Niabi is a small zoo that has giraffes, cougar, lions, reptiles, etc. Outdoor as well as indoor enclosures. Relatively clean. There is a little train on which children as well as aduls can ride through the zoo. A bit pricey for its quality.

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Not much for the price. There are better free zoos within driving distance. Unfortunate that this zoo has lost a number of animals, accreditation, and staff recently and those changes show. I will continue to patronize in hope that our community can keep and rebuild...More

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We only had a couple of hours to roam the zoo and we were able to see all of the exhibits. The enclosures were well designed and had enrichment items for the animals. The lorikeet feeding is a must.

Thank DMHDetroit
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Were took our littke feet there yesterday. It is FREE weekdays for the rest of fall. With several cheap little activities for the kids to do! There is a cue train ride $2/person, an adorable carousel $2/person, feeding the birds$2/cup of food and feeding the...More

1  Thank packingham6189
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My family used to love this zoo, we got memberships every year, but unfortunately this zoo is not worth the money. They have lost their accreditation, raised their prices, and have animals dying left and right. It's so sad because we used to live close,...More

Thank Deez0803
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Every summer my family and I get a membership to the Niabi zoo. The membership also gets you into other zoos for no cost or for a reduced cost. The zoo is small and only takes about an hour to get through. Our longer visit...More

Thank Lindsey A
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