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ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park

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Nice little zoo

We really enjoy it there for about two hours. We are 9,10,14,23 and 60ish years old. Easy walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe R
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Small zoo tucked into a hill just outside Hershey Park

I had an hour between reservations and decided to visit Zoo America. It is nicely tucked into a... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
Germantown, Maryland
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A small zoo in Hershey Park featuring animals native to North America.
201 Park Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-2740
+1 717-534-3900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice size zoo that only has north American animals. It’s a nice day out with young kids. There are some hills to walk but the polar bears are awesome! They have a section for reptiles that you walk through a little building and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Honeypoo72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For animals housed in an amusement park-reasonable and interesting for some. I moved to upstate PA and now I get to see a lot of these animals in my yard-awesome.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small. Antiquated. Outdated. Uninspired. I feel sorry for the animals. This space could be better used.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoy it there for about two hours. We are 9,10,14,23 and 60ish years old. Easy walk, price was fair

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joe R
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Zooamerica is an extension of Hersheypark and open year round. I visited on a cold Thursday morning and was one of the very few visitors-no crowds! I also visited Chocolateworld and Troeg's Brewery in Hershey. However, the zoo was the highlight of my day. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidwgoodland
Reviewed February 5, 2019

So many animals and birds both indoors and outdoors. Wolfs, Bear, Elk, Eagles. Is a great day trip if you live locally and friendly staff to boot.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert C
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Visited during Christmas at Hershey Park. It was all North American animals and included both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Took about an hour to walk through and was a nice way to spend some time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jessicadO1123ZL
Reviewed January 22, 2019

My husband and I really enjoyed this visit. We only had a couple of hours to spend in Hershey on our way through one morning and chose to visit the zoo since we didn't have enough time to visit Hershey Park. There were several animals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We walked over from Hershey, it is a nice setup you walk around a loop and head back to Hershey we didn’t spend a lot of time but it was worth it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SamohtRutuas
Reviewed January 12, 2019

I had an hour between reservations and decided to visit Zoo America. It is nicely tucked into a hillside just beyond the edge of Hershey Park and is associated with it. I used my Hershey season pass for entry. It has several building for different...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 15, 2018|
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Response from 990justinw | Reviewed this property |
Most people do the zoo the same day as the park because it's included with admission. It's a small zoo that takes an hour or so to complete.
April 21, 2017|
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Response from HersheyResorts | Property representative |
ZooAmerica offers a off street entry and admission pricing for guests wishing to visit our 11 Acre North American Zoo. Free parking is available at ZooAmerica. In the event our regular parking area becomes full, please... More
Mister B
January 24, 2017|
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Response from HersheyResorts | Property representative |
Dear Mister B, ZooAmerica is an 11 acre North American Wildlife Zoo. We recommend allowing at least an hour to enjoy all of the exhibits. The zoo is completely accessible, however there are hills. We have resting areas and... More