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“Great for the Grandkids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park
216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-262-3771
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Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Paramus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Haworth, New Jersey
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“Great for the Grandkids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Not much to do here during the Winter months, but in the Spring or Summer this is a great place to kill a couple of hours with the kids. They'll love the trainride

Visited April 2013
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“Great park and zoo.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a real gem of a park. Plenty of area for kids, picnicking and the like. And, the zoo is small but of really surprising quality. A great attraction for all ages.

Visited November 2013
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Hillsdale, New Jersey, United States
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“Unending Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you have children young and old then you have to go to the Van Saun Park. The Zoo has great attractions. If you want to see the animals real active, get the early (B4 feeding time). Though any time during the day there is a lot to see. My son loves the monkeys and crocodiles.
After walking around you can stop and get something to eat or drink. Then head to the zoo train that rides around the park. Lastly ride the carousel that is a blast from the past.
There is a jungle gym park across from the zoo that has 4 different sized jungle gyms to clime on. Everyone from 1yr olds to 10+ year olds have their own things to clime, slide, dangle from, and swing on. Just remember to bring drinks, everyone will be exhausted when done. We always have to beg our son that "it's time to go, We Have to go now!" He never wants to leave.
It is so worth the day. If your a county resident then the costs are less than non-residents.
Be ready to go for longer than you thing your going for. Try to get there early for better parking. Also on nice days, be ready for lines at the train. Everyone wants to ride the train! We go around at least 2 times.

Visited September 2013
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is one of my favorite zoos in the area. It's a small but large zoos. There are a lot of native and exotic animals to see, the graphics are educational and it has recently renovated older exhibits. My favorites are the mountain lions, tapir, and wetlands aviary. It's a great day trip, especially with such a large park and the kids never get bored. Highly recommend!

Visited September 2013
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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“Great for small kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I love this zoo,I've been coming here for 30yrs it's still the same,cheap entry fee ,and just enough animals.the little one love it

Visited June 2013
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