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Elmwood Park Zoo

Address: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA 19401
Phone Number: 610.277.3825
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Norristown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Elmwood park zoo has come a long way since I was a kid. There have been many upgrades, including a nice playground area, a new buffalo petting area, giraffe feeding opportunities in the summer, a rope obstacle course, bat exhibit, a cafe with outdoor seating, seasonal ice skating (seperate cost), and many educational opportunities during the year for kids and... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice alternative to the larger, more crowded Philadelphia Zoo. Not a ton of exhibits, and it seemed like, during warmer seasons, there were more options for activities. Admission seems a bit steep, even off season, but an interesting variety of animals, even if most are North American.

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Philadelphia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a great small zoo. They have a fun playground & you can bring a picnic lunch or purchase lunch there (some of the year). They have visiting animals on exhibit.

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Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great to take all kids , Young & young @ heart to . Reasonable fee to get in & Plenty to see. Different animals from different parts of U.S. & other places as well. Prairie dog burrows / Buffalo Pens all within a small walking distance. Elk & Deer Habitats , viewable from a bridge. BEST ZOO AROUND !!

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philadelphia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

What a hidden gem in norristown. It's one of those zoo you take the kids to before the philly zoo. Now they have a pretty good zip line run.

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LaMott
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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
2 reviews
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
24 helpful votes 24 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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