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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
Type: Zoos
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Colmar, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We are members and we love it here. The extra activities are cheap. $4 to feed the giraffe, $6 for pony rides, $2 to feed the birds. The playground is great too!

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Norristown, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The first Sunday of every month they let local residents in for free after 2 pm. We finally remembered this and visited today. We hadn't been there in a few years and really wanted to see the Giraffes before they left again for the season. It's a really cute little zoo with many animals. Feeding the Giraffes was the best... More

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This zoo was great.. small but so much animal interaction. My daughter got to feed the giraffe's lettuce. They stick out their huge tongue and you place the lettuce on it and they suck it right up lol. Adorable! She also was able to feed the birds apples. You purchase apples on a stick and the small parrots will land... More

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my great-nephew to this zoo and it was my first experience also! It was small enough not to overwhelm a 2-year old - he really enjoyed the butterfly house and of all things, the chickens! Parking was easy and using a stroller was also.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This zoo is just the right size for little kids!! There is a nice playground too for the kids to run around on. It's nice that you can bring your own food in, but also have the option of buying there too. You can feed the giraffes during certain times of the year (call and check before going, it's also... More

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New Lebanon, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

quaint little zoo. nice playground for young kids. disappointed that the giraffe feeding was closed.

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207 reviews 207 reviews
9 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

OMG...the perfect place to spend the day...especially with our19 month old Grandchild, son and Daughter-in-law. We were all very impressed. Plenty of parking spaces, lots of picnic tables, and lots of interaction with the animals. There were lots of young families and lots of Grandparents too! The zoo is very well kept, staff is friendly, and admission was reasonable. We... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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149 reviews 149 reviews
66 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This a great small town zoo for kids of all ages. Depending on the season, kids can feed Giraffes, barnyard animals and exotic birds in a flight cage (the birds will land on you while feeding!). There are pony rides and a small caterpillar ride for the little ones. There are a nice variety of animals for a view of... More

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