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Summerfield Zoo Boone

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Where are we going today?

Summerfield Zoo’s main objective is to provide an up close and personal animal experience for the whole family! Summerfield Zoo has existed as a part of Summerfield Farm since 1990. We have a variety of exotic animals including mountain lions, zebra, ring-tailed lemurs, giant tortoises, arctic wolves, kinakjous, monkeys and more!

We pride ourselves on the personal and up close experience that we provide to our visitors. As a smaller zoo we can provide viewing areas that are closer to the animals than at most large zoos. We have many animals available for visitors to pet and take pictures with. Pony rides and a petting zoo are also available.

Summerfield Zoo also hosts special events at with ample space for your company picnics or parties with tours of the zoo. Field trips, birthday parties, and group tours are also available.

Please note the limited opening details.

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Where is it at?

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Summerfield Zoo
3088 Flora Rd. Belvidere
Boone
IL
61008
Tel: 815 547 4852

How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$5
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 11am to 4pm; Wednesdays (June, July, August only): 9am to 3pm.

Weekends April 27th through November 3rd and Wednesdays June, July and August.

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Field trips are available March through November. Please e-mail for more information..

I'm Hungry!

Lunch stand. Ice cream and snacks also available in gift shop..

Healthy Eating!

Healthy sandwich options available at lunch stand..

Any Top Tips?

Bring sunblock and an umbrella. Summerfield Zoo is enjoyable rain or shine!.

Need a little extra help?

Almost all of the species of animals can be seen from blacktop/cemented areas. A few species are accessible only from gravel pathways..

Can I get one of those?

Reindeer antler key chains, antler bookmarks, stuffed animals, t-shirts, magnets, books, pictures, antler candelabras, and more..

What people are saying?

  • by Ca Lyst

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    Summerfield Zoo is a hidden gem! The zoo is small but there is a good variety of animals for the kids to see and learn about. They have an educational segment at 11a and 1p-we learned about hedgehogs, bearded dragons, alligators, bob cats, and linx. The grounds are very clean and they encourage and offer hand sanitizer after touching animals. The barns were clean as well-they smelled like fresh animal bedding not animal waste. We visited the gift shop and although they did have a wide variety of stuffed animals we were more interested a smaller...Read More

  • by Kristine Benitez

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    Very well kept zoo, animal homes aren't smelly like some of the big zoos, a very nice selection for the kids to see. Its in start up stages but good so far. Very nice workers there;friendly. Could use a picnic or plastic tent shelter, maybe a mister hose for kids to walk thru, it gets very hot...gift shop could use some bumper stickers or bandanas and painted key chains and mugs to help advertize, also gatoraide, hats, sunscreen and there should be recycling available. Hand painted magnets would do well too. A hand built play ground to relax by...Read More

  • by Thad Larson

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    Great zoo for the price. My kids love it. If you don't want to walk miles and miles to see a few animals this zoo is perfect. The wolves are great and the people there are very knowledgeable and super friendly. I enjoy it every time we go. Plus it is local and helps the animals.

  • by Eve Sullivan

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    I love zoo and animals

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by Ca Lyst

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Summerfield Zoo is a hidden gem! The zoo is small but there is a good variety of animals for the kids to see and learn about. They have an educational segment at 11a and 1p-we learned about hedgehogs, bearded dragons, alligators, bob cats, and linx. The grounds are very clean and they encourage and offer hand sanitizer after touching animals. The barns were clean as well-they smelled like fresh animal bedding not animal waste. We visited the gift shop and although they did have a wide variety of stuffed animals we were more interested a smaller and less inexpensive souvenir such as a key chain, magnet, etc. Overall the kids had a great time visiting the zoo! We'll definitely visit again.

by Kristine Benitez

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Very well kept zoo, animal homes aren't smelly like some of the big zoos, a very nice selection for the kids to see. Its in start up stages but good so far. Very nice workers there;friendly. Could use a picnic or plastic tent shelter, maybe a mister hose for kids to walk thru, it gets very hot...gift shop could use some bumper stickers or bandanas and painted key chains and mugs to help advertize, also gatoraide, hats, sunscreen and there should be recycling available. Hand painted magnets would do well too. A hand built play ground to relax by for the kids might be nice. Theres pony rides but theyre out in the heavy sun so not offered often enough. A basic shelter would be good for both the ponys and the people watching. The barns need bigger acrylic viewing windows on each animal habitat. It would be fun to have a four wheeler give little rides around in a wagon full of hay for children..maybe small fee $3 each. The presentation was very nice - kids got to pet exotic animals. Donations from local businesses would come easier if exchange for plaques that advertise who supported what parts of the zoo development. Strollers are welcome but only large wheels work. There also needs to be a big colorful woodcarved sign by hwy 20 that says Zoo this way, and a brighter more colorful sign at the entrance. Overall, its a fun, clean place to spend an afternoon and help support running it with your admission :)

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