Dickerson Park Zoo

1401 W. Norton Rd.
Springfield, MO 65803- Map It
(417) 864-1800

AAA Editor Notes

Dickerson Park Zoo is off I-44 exit 77, then 1 blk. n. to Norton Rd., following signs to 1401 W. Norton Rd. The zoo is home to more than 550 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Tropical Asia features Asian elephants, primates and tigers, while gray wolves, river otters and mountain lions are among the animals in the Missouri Habitats exhibits. Visitors can also interact with animals at the petting zoo, feed the giraffes and listen to daily keeper chats (summer season only). The Titus Express train travels around the zoo grounds. A children's water play area and playground are also on site. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$12; $8 (ages 3-12 and 60+). Train ride $2; free (ages 0-2).
Hours: Daily 9-5, Apr.-Sept.; 10-4, rest of year (weather permitting). Train operates Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 10-4:30, Apr.-Sept.; Sat.-Sun. 11-3, in Mar. and Oct. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.