Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO
The Dickerson Park Zoo also offers a miniature train ride, that takes you around Monkey Island, for a 360 degree look at their home. You will also notice that there are some birds that roam free in the park, such as peacocks, although they tend to stay near the entrance. Hours of operation are as follows: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, April through September, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, October through March (except during inclement weather). It is closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There is an admission fee.