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Popcorn Park Zoo

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Address: 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731
Phone Number: (609) 693-1900
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Happy and well-cared for animals

We brought donations of dog food and sleeping mats to the zoo and decided to take a tour. We've been several times over the past years but it's been a long time since we toured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Deborah C
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought donations of dog food and sleeping mats to the zoo and decided to take a tour. We've been several times over the past years but it's been a long time since we toured the compound. What we saw were healthy, happy animals living in spacious areas designed to simulate their natural habitats. Toys and even a swimming pool... More 

Thank Deborah C
Waretown, New Jersey
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98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect zoo for kids. Nice variety of animals such as lions, tigers and bears, oh my. Also, pigs, goats, sheep and plenty of peacocks. Takes about an hour to hour and a half. Buy some popcorn to feed them. It's fun

Thank Vikster101
Manchester Township, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great place to take the kids for local entertainment. If you have company with little children it would be fun for them. Not exactly where I would go otherwise.

Thank S B
Newark, New Jersey
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This zoo is affiliated with the humane society that is right next door. They take in abused or neglected animals and give them sanctuary for life. It is an excellent place to go to enjoy the beautiful animals while supporting a good cause. We have 3 young children and I know that each time they go (we go about 2-3... More 

Thank sarah_2010067
Middletown, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Kids of all ages will enjoy. It was a great day. They loved feeding the animals and reading all about their stories. Conveniently locatdd. Worth the trip and the money. There is a coupon on line.

Thank mamafro
Somers Point, New Jersey
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205 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a little known zoo that can be seen well within an hour or two depending on your party size and age. The grounds are not paved so bring sneakers and water! Popcorn is sold to feed the majority of the animals and it's fun!

Thank John N
Browns Mills, New Jersey
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The animals are happy! You can feed all sorts of critters (deer, monkeys, goats, sheet, ponies, etc) - just don't forget to buy popcorn after purchasing your tickets. Very stroller friendly.

Thank Rachel K
Toms River, New Jersey
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

What a great local zoo to visit. Wonderful for kids of all ages. Very clean and friendly. get closer than you can imagine to most of the animals there.

Thank Robert D
Port Republic, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The animals were great fun but the monkeys were the best...especially the dark brown fat one! Lots of fun feeding peanuts. We just wish we knew more about him(her?)because there was no sign with the name,etc.

Thank Choochy614
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1,279 reviews
641 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Lots of cute animals to see and pet and interact with. Found out they were rescued animals which is even cuter well worth the stop for both adults and kids if nothing else just to support them and their cause

Thank Bernardo F

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