Monday, October 9, 2017

Peoria Zoo & Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden

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   A surprising number of large animals are part of this small zoo – zebras, giraffes, tigers, lions, and rhinos along with an assortment of smaller animals and reptiles. Most of the enclosures are very roomy.

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   The zoo paths are wide and paved but not level so wheelchair users may need assistance. The reptile house entry door has a high threshold making it difficult to enter.

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  The parking lot is small but RVs will fit if backed up over the grass. Parking is also available on the street.

  The Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden is a short walk away. After exiting the zoo turn right on the sidewalk and follow it to the garden fence, turn right again to reach the garden entrance. The conservatory is accessible. The main garden paths are paved and accessible. Other paths are grass or woodchip. Wheelchair users may need assistance.

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Zoo  40.71552, -89.5745   Garden  40.7185, -89.57489

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