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Bowmanville Zoo - CLOSED

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Sad because owner abused animals And sad because it was a great place to go... The only private zoo... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2017
Toronto, Canada
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This venue needs to be removed from your list. It has been closed since last year. Sadly as it was... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
Bowmanville, Canada
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
May 23, 2017
“Good riddance”
Apr 10, 2017
“Was a wonderful place for young families , My children loved it and my grandchildren, the baby goats Wow ”
Bowmanville Zoo has over 300 creatures including many famous animal celebrities. Visit them amidst 42 scenic acres of untamed, natural parkland. Bowmanville Zoo is Canada's oldest privately owned zoo. We're almost 100 years old. Here we're dedicated...more
340 King St E, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K5, Canada
+1 905-623-5655
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 13, 2010

I visited with my 4 year old nephew in August of 2010. Upon arrival to the zoo we were suprised to see that the parking was FREE! We had visited their website before we left for the day and printed off the FREE kid's pass...More

7  Thank zoohunter
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 27, 2010

Complete waste of time and money. The website for the zoo is misleading and paints a much different picture than is on the ground. Very few exhibits and poorly maintained. The eating facilities are absolutely atrocious - filthy, employees clothes are filthy, food selection is...More

26  Thank 454231Canada
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Makes me embarrassed to live nearby. An expensive day looking at sad and tired animals. no need to avoid it, its closed now.

Thank chrismearle
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Always enjoyed our visits, no hassles, just the right size for young children, free parking, friendly staff, not a lot of walking.

1  Thank duanewalton
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Sad because owner abused animals And sad because it was a great place to go... The only private zoo anywhere... So sad...

2  Thank Suzanne64Toronto_ON
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This venue needs to be removed from your list. It has been closed since last year. Sadly as it was a very popular place for families to take their children. Although personally I am not in favour of caging animals for people's pleasure

Thank sheilabarnes2016
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this facility has been forced to close as the owners were considered to have been abusing some of the large cats. They are in the process of finding homes for all of their animals.

Thank MelOshawa
Reviewed November 16, 2016

it was always a great zoo just the right size for young families it was originally a gas station and i understand the animals where there to attract customers ..Sad day for Bowmanville that it closed

1  Thank kingpool
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

XBowmanville zoo is closed- forever😩Bowmanville zoo is closed ! Bowmanville zoo is closed ! Bowmanville Zoo is closed after almost 100 years !

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed October 17, 2016

When our son was very small we frequently visited this little zoo East of Toronto. It was the perfect size for little ones and not too tiring to roam around there for a couple of hours. I cannot comment on the issues there in the...More

Thank sandsurfsunandsea
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the Zoo has permanently closed.We had a wonderful time here.My kids really enjoyed feeding the animals.

Thank conservativecanadian
Reviewed October 11, 2016

I have visited this zoo many times over the years and it was always a great experience. However, on my last visit in September it was obvious that it was going to close as it was in decline in terms of cleanliness, repair and the...More

1  Thank vegasguys
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