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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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Small but nice

I went together with my wife and kid. Small zoo but lots of things to do. It's a nice place to go in Norristown for a Sunday. We went for Halloween and the trick-or-treat event... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Daniroure
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I should preface this by saying we went on a weekday in April and the zoo didn't seem to be in full swing yet. There was a lot of work being done around the zoo that day so maybe a visit in the summer or on a weekend would be better and a better representation of the place. That said... More 

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West Chester, Pennslvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Last week our grandchildren stayed with us for the week. We took them to the Elmwood zoo. We had a good time, but we're a little disappointed. Some of the animals were away for the winter. An employee explained. In the cold weather, some of the animals go to another zoo, where they can stay warm in the cold weather.... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have been going to Elmwood for years and each time we have had fun with the children. There are many hills so bring a stroller because your children will get tired. They have adequate exhibits but each time we go there is always a lack of animals in the exhibits which is disappointing. It would be nice if they... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I went together with my wife and kid. Small zoo but lots of things to do. It's a nice place to go in Norristown for a Sunday. We went for Halloween and the trick-or-treat event was fun. I would go again with my family.

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

From getting up close to the buffalos, to spending countless periods of time watching the otters, the pleasant park environment zoo is a great break from a busy life. IT's great for family and kids.

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

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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49 reviews 49 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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