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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 kid friendly

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Kingwood, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
4 helpful votes 4 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

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
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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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