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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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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Nice local zoo - Perfect for smaller children

I love this zoo, I have been a few times with my now 2 & 1/2 year old daughter and it is perfect for her. Big enough to keep her entertained and small enough that we can see it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I love this zoo, I have been a few times with my now 2 & 1/2 year old daughter and it is perfect for her. Big enough to keep her entertained and small enough that we can see it all before her she becomes too tired. Everything is stroller accessible and the park is nicely laid out. There are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is absolutely my 3 year old granddaughter's favorite zoo. We love it also. It is clean and reasonably priced. There are 'hands on' activities for all ages. My only suggestion is that due to the high number of camps, schools, etc. It is sometimes difficult to see the animals as they all flock at one time to the exhibit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This suburban zoo is convenient and a huge treat for children and adults alike, It has just the right population of all the wild animals one would expect in a larger zoo.

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Newburgh, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This zoo was very well sized for kids, towards the end they got a little tired but it had enough animals to keep them occupied. The only real complaint I have was that the path ways get very small in some parts so it gets very crowded. Especially in the little aquarium part where they decided to have a tour... More 

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Isabela, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I went to the zoo and my experience was great! I visit the zoo on JULY 11/2015 around 11:00 am and I got attended on the last window on your right. That black lady staff from that place was very rude to everybody actually I ask for some information seems was my first visit and she said she only can... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What a great zoo! My son and I have been there numerous times now and both he and I love the place! It's very convenient to get to and really is an amazing value. They have such a variety of wildlife and the place is just perfect to walk around, get some exercise, and check out the sights! Lions, Tigers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's nice to see how much this zoo has expanded over the years and has so much to offer kids of all ages. Very clean as well.

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Carteret, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As the title says, this is probably the best small size zoo in and around NJ. We go there regularly as every season they have something going on, be it holiday lights during winter or More animals out in summer or the all season train. There is something for almost all age groups. This is again not too big like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Took my visiting nieces to the zoo. They loved it! We used to have a family membership and came weekly when my kids were little but it's grown and just keeps getting better. Love the train, the playground and the pony rides and merry go round too. Jelly and Jam (the bears) were the girl's favorite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We brought our toddler here to visit the zoo. It is really nice zoo for the size. They have lots of animals, including monkeys, tigers, eagles, etc. I was surprised to find so many animals in something that isn't that large. It is clean and it wasn't overcrowded. Didn't have to pay for parking and there's other stuff to do... More 

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Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: 973-731-5800
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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