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Elmwood Park Zoo

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Great Place for Younger Kids

This is a great, friendly zoo. It is smaller, but still lots to see and do. I like that I can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meredith W
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Fun visit

This is a nice little zoo with enough to see to keep you busy for a few hours. Our little guy had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401-2974
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have never been to the Elmwood Park Zoo so my rating is based on this event. When I saw that they had a Holiday Light Exhibit with “millions of lights illuminating all 16 acres” I was so excited to buy tickets and go! We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great, friendly zoo. It is smaller, but still lots to see and do. I like that I can easily do the whole zoo in a few hours with my toddlers. Very clean, not too crowded whenever I've been there. They have a...More

Thank Meredith W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little zoo with enough to see to keep you busy for a few hours. Our little guy had a great time. He also really enjoyed the carousel. My only issue with this place is the food was terrible. Next time we...More

Thank Jon_PHL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing surprise! Whoo knew there was a great zoo here? Highly recommended! I came with my nephew, 1 and 4 years. In about 2 hours, we saw most everything, which was about their attention span, so that was perfect. They have many animals...More

Thank SunshineGirl2929
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I took 10 girls to the zoo to earn a Junior Girl Scout badge. The staff at the zoo were wonderful. The girls had a chance to touch several exotic animals including a snake. The improvements at the zoo are remarkable. The zoo is now...More

Thank Cindy521
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Two bored seniors had a few hours to kill over the hot Labor Day weekend.My friend had not been there for at least 15 years. This was my first visit .He immediately noticed that this was NOT the Elmwood he last visited but was immediately...More

1  Thank Eileen E
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took a ride to this zoo. It’s cheaply priced as far as zoos go and they allowed us to use a coupon so it was even cheaper. It is small and they are doing some construction so three animals were not...More

Thank Erica I
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The staff here was all very friendly and helpful. The zoo never got overcrowded, and very easy to navigate. We love feeding the giraffes when we go! The only complaint I have is there were a few exibits that weren't open. Other than that we...More

1  Thank shetho33
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I love the Elmwood Park Zoo. It's close to home and a nice size zoo for my four year old granddaughter who loves animals. It's very clean and just the right size for little ones.

1  Thank Debbie B
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is my second time visiting Elmwood zoo. The price is okay, should be cheaper considering it is a small zoo. This zoo is great for small kids, it is not overwhelming, it is easy to get around. My 2 year old was mostly fascinated...More

Thank Sade B
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April 18, 2018|
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Response from traveltheglobe394 | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely. Food is also available but if you have food allergies or sensitivity, or the kids are picky eaters, or you just prefer your own homemade snacks and drinks, bringing your own food is a good (and an allowed... More
Tiffany R
March 11, 2018|
Response from slp2003 | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 1.5 hours there. Make sure to feed the bison and the giraffe (if it's warm enough).
Kirstyloo L
August 10, 2015|
Response from kzeemom |
Hi Kristy, Full disclosure - The adult climb has some very challenging obstacles even for adults with large steps required (read adult size legs needed). Courage and good balance is a definite plus. Only you can know if... More