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Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO

My family and I regularly like to visit the local zoo since each visit is always different, whether there are new animals or exhibits. We have made it bit of a family tradition by going there every summer. My son always enjoys seeing and learning about the animals. Knowing that not all zoos are the same, we also like to venture outside of familiar territory and visit other zoos, too! That is why we were so excited about visiting the Dickerson Park Zoo while we were in Springfield, Missouri recently. We couldn’t have picked a better day. Our zoo trips normally become unbearably hot because of the weather, but the weather was lovely throughout the whole visit!







I’m so accustomed to seeing one or two peacocks sashaying at my local zoo, but peacocks were seemingly everywhere when we first entered the zoo! We probably spent a good twenty minutes with the peacocks, because my children were so fascinated with them.


Tortoise II


These monkeys were a sight to see, as my family and I witnessed them going to town on this bottle of Hershey syrup!


Zoo Hours

9 AM ~ 5 PM

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Disclosure: I was provided media passes by the Springfield CVB via US Family Guide in exchange for an honest review.

About the author


HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and dog. She's a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.


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To the Motherhood was created by HilLesha O'Nan, a lifestyle blogger and vegetarian that's passionate about photography, fashion, beauty, home improvement, traveling, cooking, and wellness. She's a married mom of two (10 and 4) that resides in Evansville, Indiana. She has worked with companies like Princess Cruises, eBay, Best Buy, and Microsoft. She's currently a MadeBlinds Ambassador, Paul Mitchell Insider and Aveeno Ambassador. Additional information.

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