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Turtle Back Zoo

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Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: 973-731-5800
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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TREETOP Adventure Course

This is a well maintained, well organized, challenging ropes course. There are two levels, the low course and the adult course. Definitely review all of the information on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Flemington, New Jersey
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Flemington, New Jersey
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a well maintained, well organized, challenging ropes course. There are two levels, the low course and the adult course. Definitely review all of the information on the website and decide what is best for you. People have posted Youtube videos from their go pro and I found that helpful. I have a fear of falling so I knew... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Took my 16 month old and my parents and had a nice family day at the zoo. I was surprised at how big the zoo is; it looks much smaller on the maps online. They have similar animals as the Central Park Zoo but it seems like they have a lot more variety. Food at the cafe wasn't bad for... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perfect zoo to take your little ones. It's not super big and has many animals and exhibits. It's a fun place to go and spend the day with the family.

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Todi, Italy
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An easy ramble for families and strollers, this zoo sits on a hillside and has lots of seating all over the place. It could use a little more shade. Exhibits are well done and the place is very clean. It would have been nice to be able to buy drinks or ice cream in the zoo but it was all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I haven't been here in ages and was blown away by how great it has become. The Zoo is big enough for the older kids and just right for the younger ones. The grounds were spotless as were all the facilities. The train ride (which is included in the price) was a fantastic long ride around the lake. The Carousel... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great time! My boys loved the otters. Touch tank was fun. Lots of picnic tables. We spent about 3 hours walking around the zoo and didn't do the ropes. However, we did walk around the lake to the Regatta playground which was a ton of fun!

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Safed, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

great attraction but could be aimproved: 1. Better, more informative signage for animals especially in reptile room 2. Shaded area to wait for train ride 3. Less use of asphalt sealer on walkways to cut down on tar smell 4. Petting zoo could add some rabbits and such for small kids 5. New parking lot missing cross walks and designated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My 8 year old daughter and I visited here on a whim, and were pleasantly surprised. . We have done super zoos to nature centers and this is a great size zoo for kids of all ages and especially great for small children. It is easily seen in a couple of hours. The extra attractions are very reasonable priced. Standouts... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

a lot more than what I expected from a neighborhood zoo. lots of animals, friendly staff, well tended, many activities, train ride. Highly recommended for a visit with children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Just do the ropes, don't be a dope. The ropes are terrific for all the kids mostly those girls and boys who seek a West Orange adrenalin rush.

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