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Elmwood Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun small zoo

We actually decided to become members of this zoo this year because it's a nice relaxing day out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily M
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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
Zoo!

We always make it a point to try and hit a zoo everytime my husband and I are away! We came across... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RachaelDenmon
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Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401-2974
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always make it a point to try and hit a zoo everytime my husband and I are away! We came across this zoo in out planning and stopped! It was a cute zoo, it was a decent size with a lot of animals! They...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually decided to become members of this zoo this year because it's a nice relaxing day out with friends or family. It is a very small zoo with not a lot of animals, but it's nice to be able to walk around and have...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Emily M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Instead of dealing with the traffic to go to the Phila Zoo, we decided to go to the Elmwood Park Zoo. It was a first-time visit. It was easy to get to. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and there were plenty of parking spaces...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sb24pa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way home from Philadelphia we decided to visit here. The best thing I can say was - it was a nice day and the staff is helpful. However, getting there was quite a challenge, then getting a parking space was almost impossible (Their...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very pretty zoo. It is not overcrowded and it is geared towards younger people. Children can feed the giraffes and the birds.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

When I first went to this zoo in my neighborhood I was a little ticked off that there were several animals with injuries - so much so that I said so to a zookeeper. Like a dummy, i assumed the animals received their injuries at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott J
Reviewed July 22, 2019

Combine free range peacocks, kangaroos jumping out of their confines and small time intimacy and you've got the Elmwood Park Zoo tucked into a quiet corner of Noristown PA. We used to go the Friday after Thanksgiving when the grand kids were in town. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank onagle1
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

I grew up going to the Philadelphia Zoo so Elmwood is smaller and had less animals. I really enjoyed this zoo. I thought it was organized and well kept. It was hot so we got there at opening. The animals looked healthy and cared for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank grandyosecreations
Reviewed July 5, 2019

We have a season pass and have been a few times during the year already (even in the colder days). It's so fun to be able to take our time and really just enjoy each exhibit, knowing we will be back. I will say that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank MeganC859
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Eight of our family visited on July 3. The zoo was a nice size for the 3yo. The 10yo was a little bored. But the most negative thing about this zoo is you pay $17.95 for adults and $15.95 for children, and then on top...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Hgtravl
June 14, 2019|
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Response from EHFAR2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes two very cute ones!!
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April 18, 2018|
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Response from bluejeanfood | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about outside food, but plenty of tables around the park.
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691tiffanyr
March 11, 2018|
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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).
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