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“Maryland Zoo, formerly known as The Baltimore Zoo” 1 of 5 stars
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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!
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“Maryland Zoo, formerly known as The Baltimore Zoo”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2005

5/31/05 Just visited the Maryland Zoo yesterday. What a waste of money! We paid $15 a person, walked through lovely greenery, on good paths, but saw very few animals. I could have done that at a good park. There were some "pairs" of animals, e.g., the rhinos and zebras, who subsequently disappeared behind boulders, a few giraffes, a couple of leopards, and a cheetah. But it's often hard to find the animals in their habitat, if they're there at all, and the zoo is missing many types of animals, such as hippos. There were 4 chimps, 2 of some other type of monkey, and that was it. The animal population at this zoo is sparse, at best. Actually, the best part was the farmyard area, where the little ones can pet little goats. And the parking lot leaves much to be desired. Very difficult with a stroller.

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“A Pleasant ,But Somewhat Expensive Baltimore Activity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2005

I liked the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. I especially appreciated its Arctic Animal and African Plains Sections.The seventeen dollar zoo entrance fee for adults is too steep. This is a good zoo,but I have been to better zoos that are much less expensive.This zoo is close to the Mondawmin Metro Station.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2003

Worst most unhelpful group of workers i've ever seen or come across.
The customer service at the zoo is awful. I would not have become a zoo member if i had know how uncompetent and unhelpful this group was!!!!

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“Make the Zoo a part of your trip to Charm City!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2003

If you are coming to Baltimore anytime soon and think that all of the main attractions are strickly limited to its Inner Harbor, think again! Just about 10 minutes north of downtown and the Inner Harbor is another major Baltimore attraction-The Baltimore Zoo!!!Most tourists tend to focus their trip to Baltimore mainly at the Inner Harbor because of the proximity to the hotel-which is fine. But one's trip to Charm City wouldn't be complete without spending a couple of hours at one of the nation's oldest and wildest zoos!Over 2,000 creatures big and small call this place home, which is situated in the heart of central Baltimore's beautiful Druid Hill Park. When you enter the zoo you are immediately greeted by the zoo's two beautiful snow leopards and a plethera of different species of birds including the bald eagle and who knows, you might even see a gorgeous peacock walking freely around the zoo's grounds (trust me I've seen it)! You can find these, plus a variety of other animals including tigers, gibbons, cute prarie dogs, polar bears, and flamingo all in the historic Main Valley, which is located in the first portion of the zoo.Trekking along past the Main Valley, and you approach the area known as 'The Children's Zoo' which is rated #1 in the nation. Inside this area everyone can enjoy this natural habitat which is home to different species of birds and waterfowl that live in Maryland.Also in the area, is a mountain cave where visitors can walk into the dark setting and find a re-creation of the different stalagmites and stalactites that are found in actual caves. One can also see bats, spiders, frogs, and other creepy but very cool creatures one would find in these conditions.Not far past the cave is a huge tree trunk which visitors can walk into and find snakes and even skunks! There's also a spiral staircase in the tree that leads to a cool looking slide that the kids will definitely enjoy. Don't forget to check out the farm area with its array of animals from bulls, to turkeys and chickens, to sheep and there's even a petting zoo for the kids to get up close and personal with goats! Oh yeah! There's also an area where you can witness baby chicks hatch from their eggs! Dont miss that!And the third portion of the zoo is its African safari area. There's so much to see here from rhinos to zebra to cheetas to elephants and giraffes to chimpanzees. And there's so many more animals that I haven't even mentioned that you have to see to believe. This is my favorite part of the zoo! There's also a ZooChoo train, carousel, and other attractions at the zoo as well.The absolute best time to come to the zoo is when the weather's warm, and all of the animals are out and about. But the zoo is open all year round with discounted admission in the winter months. Admission prices are about $11 for adults, And about $5 for kids and seniors. The zoo is so beautiful and green in the spring and summer, its a must see!Well, I think I have said quite enough!!! I hope that this review helps you in making a wise decision to visit the zoo, even if you live in the area and haven't been to the zoo in a while. A lot has changed and the zoo is the best as it has ever been in its long, rich history.

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