Without zoos, people might go their entire lifetimes without seeing a spiny-tailed lizard or a confused man who is trying to feed a child on a leash some birdseed. Feast your eyes upon all manner of creatures with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a family four-pack of tickets to the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley (a $22 value). This four-pack is good for two adult admissions (a $12 value) and two children's admissions (ages 3–17; a $10 value). Children age 2 and under are free.
The Niabi Zoo houses 900 animals from 160 species hailing from a quintet of continents on its 40-acre grounds. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, this Midwestern menagerie abides by rigorous standards for bird and beast welfare. Traverse the educational trails, sighting zebras, ostriches, and giraffes trying on oversized bowties in the African exhibit or large cats such as the jaguar, leopard, and bengal tiger. The Niabi Zoo also protects 200 acres of area land for native wildlife preservation and bocce-ball tournaments.
13010 Niabi Zoo Rd.
Coal Valley, Illinois 61240Get Directions