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The Maryland Zoo

Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-366-5466
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Ranked #51 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, groom goats in the... more » 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! « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice zoo, there was construction due to the penguin exhibit. Some areas did not have animals and were closed off.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went to the Maryland Zoo in May 2014. While I had an overall good time, the majority of my visit was just average. The zoo itself just seemed weird -- from the layout to animal selection. The zoo had no rhyme or reason. Upon arrival, I had to walk down a long, steep walkway for what seemed like forever... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really enjoyed the variety of animals - from polar bears and penguins to rhinos and crocodiles. Well-educated staff available throughout the zoo to answer questions. Very reasonably priced. Best part was feeding the giraffe. Worst part was all of the construction (however, the improvements should be great once done).

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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