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Miller Park Zoo

Interact with animals and watch them feeding in this eclectic zoo with a rainforest section, a carousel and a Junior Zookeeper Program.

Exotic creatures from all parts of the world bring a tropical flair to Miller Park Zoo. Enjoy many opportunities for interaction with the zoo’s stars, which range from flamingos and seals to tigers and wolves. Bring the whole family so your kids can learn about the weird and wonderful animals they don’t generally see in their daily lives.

Find out about the feeding times to have some fun with the harbor seals and river otters. Tigers, leopards, gibbons and budgies can also be observed feeding at certain times of the day. Fascinating animals roam in the exhibits dotted throughout the park. 

Stand face-to-face with a Sumatran tiger and snap photos of the greater flamingos. Watch cute otters lying on their backs and laugh at the funny antics of the red pandas. Marvel at the Galapagos tortoise and see if you can find the rare snow leopard.

In the hot and humid Central and South America Tropical America Rainforest, you’ll find plants and animals from exotic realms. Explore this and other indoor facilities, such as the ZooLab, the Wallaby WalkAbout and the Animals of Asia. 

Bring the little ones for a ride on the model animals of the carousel for an additional fare. Inspect the selection of items, such as clothing, jewelry and stuffed animals, on display at the Zootique Gift Shop. 

The zoo has an admission fee, with discounts for kids and seniors and free entry for toddlers. Parking is free. The site runs a Junior Zookeeper Program, enabling students to learn about the inner workings of zoos.

Miller Park Zoo is on the northern side of Miller Park in southern Bloomington. Ride a bus to one of the stops surrounding the park or walk here from the town center in 30 minutes. Visit nearby landmarks such as Highland Park Golf Course, Forrest Park and P.J. Irvin Park.


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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Bloomington $63
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Bloomington

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Bloomington

1 Lyon Ct, Bloomington, IL
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Bloomington, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bloomington-Normal Factory Stores, Grossinger Motors Area, and Miller Park Zoo. Illinois Wesleyan University and Bromenn Hospital are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington $93
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington

    10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Bloomington, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Grossinger Motors Area, Eastland Mall, and Miller Park Zoo. Illinois Wesleyan University and Prairie Aviation Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal $94
      Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal

      Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal

      200 Broadway Avenue, Normal, IL
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Normal, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Children's Discovery Museum and Illinois State University. OSF HealthCare and RedBird Arena are also within 1 mi (2 km). Uptown Station is only a 2-minute walk.

        Best Western Plus Bloomington East Hotel $71
        Best Western Plus Bloomington East Hotel

        Best Western Plus Bloomington East Hotel

        604 1/2 I.A.A. Drive, Bloomington, IL
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eastland Mall, The Shoppes at College Hills, and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Augustine Hall. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Prairie Aviation Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Residence Inn Bloomington $75
          Residence Inn Bloomington

          Residence Inn Bloomington

          2160 Ireland Grove Rd, Bloomington, IL
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Augustine Hall, and Eastland Mall. Prairie Aviation Museum and The Shoppes at College Hills are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West $76
            Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West

            Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West

            1031 Wylie Dr, Bloomington, IL
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Bloomington-Normal Factory Stores and within 3 mi (5 km) of Grossinger Motors Area and Miller Park Zoo. Illinois Wesleyan University is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

              Comfort Suites Bloomington $76
              Comfort Suites Bloomington

              Comfort Suites Bloomington

              908 Maple Hill Rd, Bloomington, IL
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Bloomington, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Grossinger Motors Area, Miller Park Zoo, and Illinois Wesleyan University. RedBird Arena and Illinois State University are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bloomington/Normal IL $50
                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bloomington/Normal IL

                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bloomington/Normal IL

                505 Brock Drive, Bloomington, IL
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bloomington-Normal Factory Stores, Grossinger Motors Area, and Miller Park Zoo. Illinois Wesleyan University and Bromenn Hospital are also within 3 mi (5 km).