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Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

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216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Have been going to this park for years. They have everything you need in a park. A big playground... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patrick W
New Jersey
Best Park in Paramus

I love this park! There's so much to do! There's the zoo, train, carousel, playground, and the pony... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ryan G
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216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been going to this park for years. They have everything you need in a park. A big playground for the kids as well as plenty of room for them to run around. The zoo is quite good. I recommend stopping by the monkeys and...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love this park! There's so much to do! There's the zoo, train, carousel, playground, and the pony rides! It's the absolute best for the kids! I especially love the winter wonderland event in december with the ice rink! I dig it!

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We love the Bergen County Zoo. It is a family favorite! We are members and they have many great activities all year long! Wonderful new updates and fantastic programs. My kids go to their zoo camp for a week in the summer as well! Love...More

Thank Liza H
Reviewed December 21, 2017

With parks in Bergen County to choose from this def. is one of the more fun ones I found with my children growing up as well as into their adulthood. Always interesting and fun things to see and do. If you arn't from the Bergen...More

Thank 375evelynec
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Much nicer than many small regional zoos. Some farm equipment exhibits, some farm animals, the exciting spider monkeys and a number of glass enclosed smaller creatures. Easy to walk it in an hour but segmented to keep it interesting. Some free days - call ahead....More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Van Saun is the perfect size zoo for babies and toddlers. There are enough animals to satisfy them and it's small enough to walk around without getting tired.

Thank ScottPoitrel
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Small but lively zoo and train ride. Lots of parking and activities. Check out the butterfly exhibit. You might even be the butterfly whisperer. :)

Thank SincerelyI
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Great space, always well maintained. Parking is plentiful and the surrounding park is beautiful. Train ride is available in warmer weather.

Thank solivo1
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We took our grandchildren, ages 3&6. The train ride was thrilling but the carousel was even more so. They did not want to get off. The staff were very friendly and understanding. The playground is the largest I have seen. Even with maybe 200 kids...More

Thank TtravelerJohn
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Bring the kids - there is a zoo and a train ride . there is a lot to see. I also brought the bikes so as to traverse the whole park it is very manageable with the younger riders. ( don't forget their helmets )...More

Thank Ruger512
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Monica C
January 17, 2018|
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Response from William I | Reviewed this property |
Well it is the dead of winter. Most zoo animals are not out.
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Mr D | Reviewed this property |
Ditto on the food truck. Suggest picking up some sammies on the way in, or ... ...bring your own food (burgers, hotdogs and self-starting charcoal). They have free grills you can barbecue at...how much better than... More
payal c
June 14, 2016|
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Response from gladustoppedby1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but get there early especially on the weekend.