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Elmwood Park Zoo

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Address: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA 19401
Phone Number: 610.277.3825
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Our Granddaughter's favourite!

Second time we visited with our Granddaughter who is 3 yrs. The animals were awake and active except for the fox. There are plenty of activities to entertain young children and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Lionville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We kept meaning to try this place, and we finally went yesterday, what a great little zoo. Perfect little spot, lots of animals to feed, see up close and not very crowded like Philadelphia Zoo. LIttle secret- there is a small beer hut in the back! I love that the zoo is non-proft. We will be going back and becoming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Free admission, great variety of animals. You can feed a few types of animals too. The park offers a few rides for kids as well. Well worth a trip. Bring a camera

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Popular zoo in this area, come early cause parking is limited....we fed to giraffe for 3 bucks 2 pieces of lettuce per person. ....you can feed the bison too but, they didn't look as eager for leaves as the giraffes. There some zip lining for 45$ pp....I didn't try it, skip the French fries, there pretty bad, but the limonade,... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Second time we visited with our Granddaughter who is 3 yrs. The animals were awake and active except for the fox. There are plenty of activities to entertain young children and they have zip lining and climbing for older kids. Our little one loves the carousel and pony rides. She also got her face painted, had fun with the kids... More 

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Local and inexpensive day trip for anyone with kids or even without! Affordable and clean! Makes for a great host for a party with the new pavilion! The animals are well cared for here too!

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was our first time to the Elmwood Park Zoo. Based on previous reviews we were not sure what to expect. Yes it is a small facility, but it was just the right size for us. During our two hour visit we enjoyed seeing a nice variety of animals.The food selection was diverse and good quality. The price of admission... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We got vouchers for the ziplining course off Amazon local. It was a bit challenging, great fun, and good exercise! Zoo was small and okay.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice trip with young kids! Zoo is small, not a long walk. Many animals we just could not see, they were hidden and sleeping. Kids loved the playground! Catapillar train was great, extra 4$ a person. Not sure if will revisit!

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This too although it is small its really really nice specifically if you have younger children. Even enjoying just the park like setting. Great place.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went with my grandchildren and was very disappointed. The admission was pricey but once in everything was separate four dollars to ride the carousel six dollars for small train ride. There were very few animals and the playground area was the biggest hit. Would not return

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