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“Not What It Used To Be But Still Worth A Trip” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo
Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-366-5466
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Ranked #45 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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!
Baltimore
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“Not What It Used To Be But Still Worth A Trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Like some I've been going to the Zoo for many years and to a certain extent it's sad to see it now compared to decades past. Still it's good for a once a year outing. Small children will like the place and there's plenty of photo opportunities. It's pricey to get in and if you plan on buying food there forget it. Hands down the worst place to eat out of any Baltimore attraction. Unlike some other places they will let you bring in your own lunch however. All in all still a reasonably nice place to spend an afternoon.

Visited October 2011
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“Great zoo for the money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011 via mobile

Wonderful zoo! Took kiddos ages 1,2,6 and 8. Everyone loved it. Free parking and reasonable rates. You can bring food in and eat at numerous picnic tables. Great layout and so many fun additions like a huge tree slide and children's zoo where you can brush the animals. Very shady and animals were in wonderful natural habitats. Great walking paths that were stroller friendly.

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“Perfect day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011 via mobile

Our family ranging from 13 to 56 years old had a blast. The zoo is compact and walkable. Enjoyed the animals and educational chats. Staff friendly. Skipped activities at home base...too young for our crowd. Can't wait until the polar bear--arctic area is developed. Rode a camel and fed a giraffe. Intimate zoo. Clean. Rest rooms at key points. Concessions expensive--but where aren't they? Tailgated at car--parking free.

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“Glad we got in free”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011 via mobile

I am a member at the Cleveland zoo and while on a trip to Maryland we decided to go to the zoo because it would be free. Big mistake. I don't know if it was just the time of day, time of year, or some other unexplained reason but most of the animals were off exhibit, sleeping, or hidden amongst overgrown foliage. We have been to many zoos over the years and I sadly have to name this the worst.

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“Outstanding experience for young children and parents, grandparents, guardians together.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

There is quite a bit of walking involved, so would recommend strollers for young children, but give them the opportunity to get out and walk around as they experience this exciting natural habitat for unique animals.

Visited September 2011
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