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Claws 'N' Paws

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Address: 1475 Ledgedale Rd, Lake Ariel, PA
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A nice day, especially for kids

A nice and different kind of zoo; nestled in the woods (this was my favorite part) it gives a better feel than a urban, big city zoo. Not much to look at when you pull up but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frank H
Reading, Pennsylvania

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice and different kind of zoo; nestled in the woods (this was my favorite part) it gives a better feel than a urban, big city zoo. Not much to look at when you pull up but much better when you get inside. Kids would love it. A nice day trip worth the time and money.

Thank Frank H
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honest straight to the point review: Yes, the cages are small and animals do not even have a chance to reach max running speeds that they would be capable on the wild. After rain the place will be muddy, nothing is paved not even parking lot just gravel. Other than that it's a great place. The place has good amount... More 

Thank TomaszZak
Scranton Pa
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is a fairly small zoo in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains, 1/2 hour from Scranton. The zoo is built into the natural forest unlike urban city zoos. It has a fair selection of animals, but is not big enough for big animals, no elephants, hippos or rhinos. The biggest variety are reptiles, and monkeys,also local type animals. It's good for kids,... More 

Thank dovidk
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice place to visit. There is a good assortment of animals that are clearly all well taken care of, and the setting is peaceful and just perfect. It is worth a long drive to go to this place. We really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Lin C
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Worth the visit. Its smaller than Elmwood in Norristown but still worth it. The workers there were all pleasant and many of the animals had a glass viewing area so you could take pictures. Very praceful walkjng through the woods to each animal section. Able to get really good pictures.

Thank stephanie m
Staten Island, New York
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249 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We took a small trip up with the out 3 & 5 yr olds on a Wednesday. The place is small enough that a lot of walking isn't an issue, but also large enough for plenty to see. The giraffe exhibit was not yet open as they needed to replace the fence fro the delivery of the new giraffe. The... More 

Thank armypilot44
Lakeville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great place to take the kids while in the lake area. Small compared to those in New Jersey and New York but you will have a great time .

Thank chucharoo
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

this zoo is small and quiet but has all the excitement of great animals and an overall woodland feel. i took my little cousins here with their parents and mine. we all had a great time! the youngest was 3 and the oldest was 21 and they all had a pretty great time! everyone's favorite part seemed to be feeding... More 

Thank Michelle T
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

When we pulled in we had second thoughts. This place had really mixed reviews. We are also very spoiled coming from Columbus...our Columbus Zoo in Ohio is spearheaded by none other than Jack Hanna. When we got in I was struck...much like the others who reviewed here...about the size of the enclosures. Some of the animals also had the sad... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice friendly Zoo. It's the fourth time we've ever brought our kids there. Th enjoyed going there. We like going there it's pretty local to us. I feel it's great to support a privately owed Zoo. We especially love the white tiger and and Lions. My son enjoys seeing the snakes and giant Kane toad. Both my son... More 

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