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Address: 218 Route 519, Sussex, NJ 07461
Phone Number: (973) 875-5800
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Day trip to space farms

You need good shoes because it is a lot of walking. Pick a nice day because there is not a lot of shade.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Yanna1111
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Sussex, New Jersey
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Stillwater, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have been taking my kids to this great local zoo since 1992. Now that my kids are older, I'm sure one day I will be taking my grandchildren as well. We love to buy the animal treats that they sell in their store and feed the animals as we journey through the zoo. I would recommend this zoo to... More 

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Sussex, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

You need good shoes because it is a lot of walking. Pick a nice day because there is not a lot of shade.

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Orlando, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is quite a place. Just when you think you have seen it all, around the corner is a whole other collection that is unbelievable! Nothing fancy but a tribute to one family's lifetime of collecting.

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Twenty years ago, I visited Space Farms for the first time on an elementary school field trip. I was so excited to go back this past summer. Soon after arriving, I began to wish we hadn't wasted the time or the money. We forgot to pack our stroller, so we had to rent one; $5.00 for a rickety old rusted... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been coming to Space Farms since I was a child and it remains one of my favorite places to spend the day at! Don't expect a modern zoo with paved pathways and high tech features...this is an old fashioned classic zoo that brings you back to when you were a young kid. You can get right up close... More 

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New Jersey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This review is about the Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Sussex, New Jersey. I feel appalled at the deplorable conditions in which the zoo keepers maintain the animals. They are dehydrated, confined to small spaces and unable to seek relief from the weather elements. In a photo that I have, the bear is literally asking for help. How can... More 

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Byram
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

How this "farm" is allowed to house animals is beyond comprehension. The lions have are kept in a pen the size of a small patio. The fur of other animals is either falling off or matted. There is plenty of room on the grounds but apparently the owners refuse to invest the price of admission to provide adequate space for... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am glad to see that people have tried to contact and change things about this zoo. Unfortunately, it remains the same. My hope is that someone reading the bad reviews can see this and create positive change. These animals are not kept in the right conditions. They are suffering daily. There were loaves of bread piled in cages to... More 

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Glenwood, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You start at Space Farms trying to see all the stuff that they have! The entry museum has a great selection of arms and oddities. It also has a blacksmith shop, auto museum, tractors, tools, and a general store. My son and I had a great time in the zoo portion. The herds of deer and all the different bears... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've seen all the ratings online (which I'm sure most are paid for and mostly positive ones get approved) but we decided to try it out. Very big wide open space for the kids to run around to the cages. But considering all the open vast land and what they charge to get in they can afford to give these... More 

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