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The Maryland Zoo

Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: +1 410-366-5466
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Ranked #45 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visitors meet more than 1,500 animals including chimpanzees, elephants, leopards and warthogs as...
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Visitors meet more than 1,500 animals including chimpanzees, elephants, leopards and warthogs as they journey on an African safari, groom goats in the Farmyard, explore the winding trails through the Lyn P. Myerhoff Maryland Wilderness and watch the polar bears swim next to you at the underwater viewing window. New in 2014 - Penguin Coast! Home to the Zoo's African penguins. Opening Sept. 27, 2014!

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Maryland Zoo is located in the middle of Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. It is a middle sized zoo and has 3 sections: African Journey, Maryland Wilderness and the Arctic. It is a particularly good zoo for children since the animals tend to be very visible. The recently opened penguin exhibit is especially nice with a waterfall and educational... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I really loved this zoo. The price was comparable to the price of other zoo's. This is the only zoo where I have been able to see polar bears so close. I loved them. They were so happy playing in and out of the water. I just loved them. The zoo is really big so u get to see lots... More 

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lots of closed exhibits. We rid the free shuttle on Saturday from the visitor Center to the zoo. After visiting the zoo, we waited at the zoo entrance for the shuttle to take us back to the visitor center and that never came. We ended up had to walk to the subway station to get back to the hotel on... More 

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New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We always visit the zoo when we travel, so this was a must see. Happily the new Penguin exhibit had recently opened and that was fun. However, even taking the free shuttle that runs around the zoo, there was too much walking to see not so many animals. It was a lovely day with pretty foliage, which helped, but beware... More 

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Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

​ ​I've been going to this zoo for 30+ years, so the nostalgia factor is high for me. Having pictures of my kids in the same exact place and position as myself (eg, the birds' nests and insertable turtles, haha) is a lot of fun. That being said, the zoo itself is so-so. There's a lot of walking (I outvoted... More 

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Ephrata
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The people were very nice, HOWEVER, I got in for free. There was not a lot of animals but there surely a lot of walking. This is a good place to get you 10000 steps in.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was our second visit to the Maryland Zoo and we were very excited to see the new African Penguin exhibit. We were not disappointed,the new enclosure is beautiful and offers so many areas to see, learn about and get great pictures up close of these creatures. We love visiting zoos and this is one of our favorites. It has... More 

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New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I revisited the Maryland Zoo on opening day of their grand new African Penguin habitat. I'd been following its construction closely through updates they provided so i knew it would be beautiful, but it was even better than that. Stunning! A perfect home for the birds - the staff's love of and commitment to them is obvious. I bought a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have been to this zoo off and on over the years and each visit I have noticed enhancements. The zoo is located in Druid Lake Park, in a wooded area. The zoo is designed to mesh with the natural surroundings, and contains several really excellent exhibits. The habitats are spacious and well-maintained, and the animals look healthy and comfortable.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went back again this September to take advantage of our Family membership.... this was our 3rd or 4th trip this year already - and so far it hasn't been boring or stagnant. This time we went for the new Penguin exhibit Grand Opening. We've been seeing the work on this enclosure for a number of months, so we kind of... More 

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