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“Up close and personal with the animals” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA 19401
610.277.3825
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Norristown
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Philadelphia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Up close and personal with the animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This community zoo is a great bargain for those with small children. Habitats are well maintained and there is an interesting variety of animals. You are able to see,and get close to the animals usually kept far away in large zoos.
Guides are very helpful.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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“Pocket Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This zoo is in Norristown and a gem. It has a buffalo of all things. We have taken our children and grandchildren here for a fun and not so crowded zoo experience. It has been clean and well maintained. Easy walking and friendly to those with strollers.

Visited April 2012
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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“Cute Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a wonderful little zoo that takes good care of the animals. It's a nice place to visit with small children and when you're just not up for a full day at the big Philadelphia Zoo. They also let you have children's birthday parties here--with pony rides, etc.

Visited September 2012
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PA
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“Growing up With the Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The Elmwood Park zoo was part of my Childhood it was a free zoo back then. We were verry lucky to be able to go when ever we wanted to. Today the Zoo is bigger brighter & better you have to give all the credit to the people who run the Zoo & those raise the funds to keep it going.
that runthe Zoo & the people

Visited June 2012
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Philadelphia, PA
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“Charming little zoo great for a relaxing day with little ones”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I love the Elmwood Park Zoo so much that I had my daughter's 2 year old birthday party there. The staff is great/friendly and you can really get up close with the animals. It is a small zoo with lots of trees so it is shady in most areas. There is a cute petting zoo where you can feed the sheept/goats etc. and also a large playground area. This is a great way to spend a few hours. It isn't large enough to make a full day of it so its perfect for toddlers.

Visited August 2012
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