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Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA 19401
610.277.3825
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Norristown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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New Lebanon, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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

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200 reviews 200 reviews
9 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went with a group of 7 4 adults and 3 children two of which were under 2. Elmwood is very family oriented you are able to get close to the animals and feed most of them!! You can feed a Giraffe for only 3.00!! It is worth a trip to see this zoo!!

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Mineral, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited in July. All the animals were out and active. My kids most enjoyed the flamingos and the Tamarins. The playground area was fun for all ages. The zip line looked fun but we didn't try it. My only complaint is that it took forever to get our food. Overall a good time!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I went with my daughter-in-law a week or two after she went to the Philadelphia Zoo with her husband. She very much enjoyed both, for different reasons. Philadelphia can be overwhelming. The Norristown (Elmwood Park) Zoo is on a much smaller scare and very suitable for young kids.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I happened across the website to this zoo by searching for zoos in PA. The website looked fantastic and I wanted to go see the zoo. I happened to be vacationing in Rehobeth Beach and decided to make the trip to see the animals. Boy were me and my sister dissapointed. We are from the Northern Virginia area so we... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been taking my kids to the Elmwood Park Zoo for years. It's a smaller zoo, but has the core group of animals one might expect. It's a nice stop for an afternoon with the family. Besides, it beats going into the city and the parking is free! This year we finally bought the premium family package which is for... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I used to live in Norristown. It was a blast! Go swimming in the quarry, get a Boylan's to drink and head off to the zoo.

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My sons (6 and 7) were asking to go to the zoo and I thought a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo might be too overwhelming in the summer heat. I decided to check out EPZ and I'm glad we did. Parking was free and adjacent to the entrance- unlike the Philadelphia Zoo where you sometimes have to park a distance... More

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