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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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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28 reviews 28 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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