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Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-2134
+1 301-271-4922
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Good Times

Visited here with my daughter and her kids ages 7 and 2. A great time was had by one and all. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lance H
via mobile
Fantastic

We make it a point to go to this Zoo at least once a year. I love the personal feel of it, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Theresa B
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Port Republic, Maryland
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From macaws to monkeys, boas to bears, this zoo offers visitors a chance to get up-close-and-personal with many different animals.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“safari ride” (45 reviews)
“gift shop” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-2134
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+1 301-271-4922
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"safari ride"
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"gift shop"
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"feed the animals"
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"much nicer"
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"animals seem"
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"great variety of animals"
in 3 reviews
"andean condor"
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"shaded areas"
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"venomous snakes"
in 3 reviews
"goats"
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"camel"
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"feeding"
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"parakeets"
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"babies"
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"cup"
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"sheep"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my daughter and her kids ages 7 and 2. A great time was had by one and all. I would highly recommend this Park to families. My grandkids learned tons and got to see animals they would never have seen otherwise.

Thank Lance H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We make it a point to go to this Zoo at least once a year. I love the personal feel of it, the safari tour had funny and easy going staff. This is a locally owned place and people have to realize when they go...More

Thank Theresa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been 10 years since our last visit and we were sad to see how it has changed. Like a number of other reviewers I felt many of the animals seemed stressed and access to fresh water was not visible in a number of...More

Thank Lisa Ann D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day here! We loved the leopard and the bears. You get to pet and feed the deer and goats and some other animals too. We saw a lot of babies. The monkeys, the lemurs, the piccarys(they look like pigs) and the...More

Thank laukhuff
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

My title says it all! This little private zoo has an amazing collection and varied collection of animals including lions and a Grizzly. Well worth a couple of hours on a nice afternoon.

Thank Razzierb
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Small zoo with a small town feel. A park worker allowed my girls to feed the animals special vegetables which made the trip special. Enjoyed the special Easter activities they had the weekend we visited.

1  Thank Marcie B
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

All our grandson wanted to do for his fifth birthday was to see a zebra. Both sets of grandparents and his aunt and uncle joined his family for a morning at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo. Of course, we piled onto the safari ride where...More

Thank MegtheHealer
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

I went with my family, including grandchildren ages 4 and 5 and couldn't wait to leave. We paid a lot of money to see various animals, many of whom looked stressed and ill. Having visited reputable zoos in the past, the conditions in which the...More

Thank liechar
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

The zoo was wonderful. Good variety of animals and they are easily visible. The kids and even I loved that we could go on the bird cage and feed them. Petting area was great too with a hand washing station. Animals looked like they are...More

Thank jasminbhalla
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

I have always enjoyed visiting this little zoo. There are usually unusual animals available to view (as they care for sick animals as well as borrow animals from other zoos). I have seen the babies of the White Bengal as well as a Cheetah and...More

Thank Jennifer J
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All price information is clearly posted on their website. This was copied on 9/1/2017 ONE DAY ADMISSION Adults (13 and up) Children (3-12) Senior (60+)/Military Children 2 and under FREE March-May 22 $ 18.75 $ 13.75... More
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