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Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA 19401
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Norristown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited the zoo in the summer. I had wanted to visit for some time and when the opportunity presented itself, my adult son and I picked up and went on the spur of the moment. The zoo is just the right size for a young family to spend some time. If I remember correctly there was even an area... More

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the little gem of Norristown. A great place to bring the family all year long. The Zoo has animals for all season! In the summer there are the giraffes to feed and in the winter there are the reindeer. Their Eagle Exhibit is amazing. Be sure to check out their special events.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This zoo is the perfect size for younger children. Free parking, strollers available and educational programs through out the day. Very nice and relatively inexpensive. Very committed to natural wildlife preservation and conservation as well.

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This clean well maintained zoo is the perfect first zoo for toddlers as well as young children. In cooler weather, the animals that sometimes stay hidden in hot weather come out. There is enough for younger children to see and a good play area for the children to end the day. If you make more than one or two visits... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I liked it here. I think its perfect for young children. Not too much to see so they don't get overwhelmed and tired of walking. At the same just enough to keep them interested. We were disappointed that the giraffe was not present. Maybe it got moved to a warmer location for the winter? It was pretty warm still. They... More

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Downingtown, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited in late August for a birthday party for a pre-teen audience. We chose the simplest birthday package for 15 guests and found the pricing to be comparable to most other venues we looked at (bounce houses, arcade facilities, etc.). They do give you a little more than most other places such as the zoo themed birthday cake, decorations... More

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Well at least the parking is free!!!! I know that there is talk of expansion but could you speed it up. The attractions for the most part are old and outdated. Thankfully the giraffes are back and it's an interactive exhibit which brings a crowd but it could be so much better. The cost of admission for the attractions currently... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Our visit to the Elmwood Zoo was horrible!!! It was our first time there and we will never go again. The nicest exhibit was the Giraffe exhibit, and it was probably only because Blue Cross sponsored it. If you ask the staff a question they are extremely rude and uneducated. When it gets close to closing time they shut all... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Wow, have they improved the place! Yes, there is an entry fee now (it was free), but you can see where the money has gone. So much parking compared to the past. They've built an enclosed pavilion for events (we looked at it as an unconventional wedding venue). The event manager is a gem. They've installed a zip line for... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We realized when we decided to visit that this was a small regional zoo and would have a limited number of animals and exhibits. The price up front surprised us ($14 per person), so we expected about a half-day adventure. Instead, we discovered only enough to occupy us for just under 2 hours. To be honest, the exhibits that had... More

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