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Southwick's Zoo

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Address: 2 Southwick Street, Mendon, MA 01756
Phone Number: 800-258-9182
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This is our favorite zoo in MA! There are so many animals, large exhibits and the place is very clean! Everyone is super friendly. We usually skip the rides and spend our day with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite zoo in MA! There are so many animals, large exhibits and the place is very clean! Everyone is super friendly. We usually skip the rides and spend our day with the animals. They have a wide variety of monkeys, birds and others, the Lions, tigers, and hippos are our favorites! We enjoy feeding and petting the... More 

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I loved the zoo because it was more than just a zoo. It had special exhibits and things for the kids to do. They also have carnival type rides if that's what you like, We did go on the merry go round, who could resist? The petting zoo was fun, the parakeet feeding was wonderful, the kids loved it when... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Whenever anyone with children comes to visit, we always take them to Southwick's Zoo. It's entertaining and easy to get around. There are lots of great rides for kids and fun educational shows throughout the day. I love the Skyfari ride for an overview of the entire zoo! And the 35 acre deer park is one of my favorites.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You want a local zoo with a lot of animals and something for the whole family then this is your zoo. The animals are well kept prices are very reasonable...

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Warwick, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

With 2 10 year olds and an 11 year old, our first trip here filled a solid 3 hours. We did not do any of the rides ( geared toward the slightly younger set) and could not do the skyline tour as riders under 12 must have a parent in the seat, and we had only 1 adult with 3... More 

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

So this hasn't been our first trip here. It has been one of many, and many many more to go! We LOVE this place. A great road trip for the kiddos who just love it there. It is reasonable priced, have food concessions, and have places to sit. The animals are great..love the area where you can hand feed the... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love zoos. I love animals. This was just another zoo added to zoos I want to visit. I have never seen so many chipmunks running the grounds as I have at this zoo. There were a lot! One thing that I thought was cool was they do a peacock show which is the only trained peacocks in the world.... More 

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Zoo is a fair size and a good variety of animals the reason for the 4 stars is the admission price is a little over the top. Can be expensive if you have 3 or more people in the family.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've been to the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts a number of times because it's only about 1/2 hour from my home. Wanting to try something different, my wife did some searching and discovered this Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts. We went there last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, and we went back this year, and stayed even longer. This zoo... More 

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Mendon, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an amazing zoo! So much to do you need more than one day to take it all in! The zoo is very clean! Bring lots of quarters to buy food to feed the deer! You walk through the deer forest and many of them will follow you or come right up to you. There are also picnic tables... More 

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