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Plumpton Park Zoo

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1416 Telegraph Rd, Take Exit 100 off of I95 in Maryland and follow the signs to PPZ, Rising Sun, MD 21911-2025
+1 410-658-6850
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Great spot

This was a last minute stop on our way home from Baltimore, we could not have been more pleased... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lauracarpenter1
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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Great visit at the Zoo

I was at the zoo earlier this week and the animals seemed very happy and well entertained. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike_L_5757
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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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Maryland's favorite family Zoo. Stop by and see Jimmie the Giraffe, or many of the other amazing animals.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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1416 Telegraph Rd, Take Exit 100 off of I95 in Maryland and follow the signs to PPZ, Rising Sun, MD 21911-2025
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+1 410-658-6850
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"the animals looked healthy"
in 2 reviews
"hand feed"
in 2 reviews
"caged animals"
in 2 reviews
"picnic area"
in 7 reviews
"animals seem"
in 4 reviews
"intimate experience"
in 2 reviews
"arctic fox"
in 2 reviews
"pack a picnic"
in 3 reviews
"prairie dogs"
in 3 reviews
"purchase food"
in 2 reviews
"concession stand"
in 4 reviews
"hour visit"
in 2 reviews
"fun visit"
in 2 reviews
"free roaming peacocks"
in 7 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"animal feed"
in 2 reviews
"brown bear"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a last minute stop on our way home from Baltimore, we could not have been more pleased! When we pulled in and it looked like someone's house I was thinking "this will be a quick stop" but I was so surprised at the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at the zoo earlier this week and the animals seemed very happy and well entertained. The staff was nice and happily answed any questions that I had. It was an overall nice visit and I would definitely go back to the zoo with...More

Thank Mike_L_5757
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zoo was well kept and the animals were well kept. It was a nice day to spend at the zoo. I just wish it didn't rain so we could of stayed longer.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was appalled by the conditions for the European Brown Bears yesterday when I visited the Plumpton Park Zoo. They had no shade & very little shelter. THEY WERE IN DISTRESS out in the direct sun. The signage read, "they forage in the morning and...More

Thank Gwendolyn L B
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

-The park was clean and well kept. The variety of animals seemed healthy and well cared for. The enclosures seemed a little small for some of the animals. -The paths were NOT HANDICAPPED FRIENDLY. Steep inclines starting directly after admission, large stones on the paths...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

I'm by no means a member or even a sympathizer of such animal rights groups like PETA, or HSUS, but after observing conditions of captivity these poor animals are held in I left saddened and ashamed. While the 'zoo' seemed clean and well tended, the...More

Thank KSWilson24
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I agree with others that the zoo could use some updating. Some enclosures seem far too small (Gibbons, Bears, Tigers, Foxes, Jackals, to name a few, and the entire “bird/reptile” house was utterly depressing), and the bathrooms definitely need to be expanded. We also wished...More

Thank LancasterCtyNative
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We paid $60+ for our family of 6 and only took us an hour or two leisurely walking. There is a wide variety of animals like giraffe and tigers and bears but like others have said it needs some updating. The staff was unfriendly and...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

The zoo is improving. A young child will enjoy the animals and being able to hand feed alpaca. However, as an adult, you see how small the world is for those animals. The zoo has a long way to go before the homes for those...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

I visited this zoo with friends recently. It is a nice regional zoo with a nice selection of various animals. It is family friendly and you can get up close and even pet some of the animals such as thir goats and donkeys. The staff...More

Thank John C
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Sharon T
April 27, 2018|
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I would think the wagon would be more appropriate and easier than a tricycle. I haven't seen any type of bike the times I've been.
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Debbie Z
July 9, 2017|
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We have a limited selection for meals hotdogs, sausages and nachos. We have a ride variety of sodas, drinks, juice and water. We also have a wide variety of snacks as well as hand dipped Turkey Hill ice cream. We also have... More
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Tweety860
July 12, 2016|
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Guests are permitted to bring picnic lunches into the picnic area.
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