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The Maryland Zoo

Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
410-366-5466
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Ranked #49 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Type: Zoos
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visitors meet more than 1,500 animals including chimpanzees, elephants, leopards and warthogs as they journey on an African safari, pet the animals in... more » Owner description: Visitors meet more than 1,500 animals including chimpanzees, elephants, leopards and warthogs as they journey on an African safari, pet the animals in the Farmyard or explore the winding trails through the Lyn P. Myerhoff Maryland Wilderness. « less
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the zoo on Saturday. The weather was perfect and we were excited to visit the zoo. Heck I didn't know Maryland had a zoo. It cost $33 for two people for enter the zoo. You're given a map of the zoo and at first glance, you think the zoo is large, but it's not. Once you enter the... More

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Visited zoo today with my 2 sons. While we enjoyed the zoo overall, we left with mixed reviews/feelings about the exhibits... some were very spacious and well-planned, such as the polar bear area & giraffe exhibit and the MD native species/children's zoo ara. Others were very small and the animals looked bored, sad or were engaging in repeated/stereotyped behaviors. My... More

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have very find memories of this zoo from when I was a child so I was eager to take my own child. Many of the same things that I enjoyed as a child are still there so it was somewhat nostalgic for me. The zoo is undergoing a lot of renovations. The penguin area will be awesome when it... More

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First of all, it's not DC. MD charges an entrance fee, but the parking is free. Due to the first two comments, you'll find fewer people at the MD zoo, which I appreciate. The Polar Bear exhibit is awesome. The aviary is great, and they are in the process of building a new one. The penguins are fun to watch... More

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Mobile, AL
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220 reviews 220 reviews
36 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The collection had some pleasant surprises. Great giraffe exhibit. Good elephants, lions and rhinos as well (oh my). Some of the viewing is tough due to chain link fencing, but that is certainly not the case for all exhibits. Don't go hungry though. If there is a low spot, it is certainly the snack bars. Can't really talk about the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I took our four year old son and 11 month old daughter to this zoo for the first time, and we had such a good time! Although a few animals were temporarily off exhibit, most of them were on exhibit, including the polar bear, rhino, giraffes, camels, and so many more I can't list them. WalKing around... More

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Baroda, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was shocked in a good way visiting this zoo. Many different animals, we arrived at 1pm and it closed at 4pm but we got to see a lot and very well educated zoo staff. My major dislike of zoos is animals just sitting in dirt well here it wasn't like that. Ok I wish the animals had bigger areas... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic zoo with content, well-cared for animals. A wide variety of animals for a zoo this size. It's not huge and overwhelming like the national zoo, but still has a wide variety of animals from Africa, the arctic, and Maryland natives. Also has free parking. Great for families and adults.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Looking for a rendezvous location for an outing with multiage kids midway between Washington and Philadelphia, our family enjoyed a delightful day at the Maryland Zoo. Set in a gently rolling area, this zoo reminded me of one you might find in Europe with gracious landscaping and natural settings for a wide array of animals. It was very clean and... More

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Central, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Never heard of the Maryland Zoo until we arrived in Baltimore. The clerk at the Hotel we stayed at made mention that Baltimore had a zoo when I inquired about the National Zoo. It was close by the inner harbor - a quick drive - and man am I glad we did. Admission was reasonable and we saw a ton... More

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