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Philadelphia Zoo

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Philadelphia Zoo

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3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
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40th StSEPTA26 min
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, see most of Philadelphia’s essential sights, all while learning about the City of Brotherly Love’s history from your guide. In the company of a small group, see Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.
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Dominican-Born wrote a review Nov 2020
Howell, New Jersey75 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at the zoo, taking advantage of a beautiful Saturday in November. As suggested by the Zoo, booked online with timed tickets for 10am. We arrived 10 minutes earlier and we were allowed to checkin. Plenty of parking at that time, it later filled up to capacity when we returned to the car, 2 hours later. I recommend getting there early on weekends. Parking was $17, payable once you exit. The zoo was very clean throughout. You can see zoo personnel feeding and tending to animals during the day. I much prefer the Bronx Zoo variety but this would come as a close 2nd. I loved watching the 3 giraffe and the red flamingos. One caged tiger was a little entertaining but the rest were not as much. The lion is always going to be a boring sight as it sleeps 18hrs per day. The zoo has clean restaurants and restrooms and plenty of seating areas for picnic. I will definitely return after this pandemic and experience the attractions that were closed (mostly the indoor ones)
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Date of experience: November 2020
Angelwings25 wrote a review Nov 2020
New Jersey105 contributions35 helpful votes
Take my advice. Do not pre pay for parking. I pre paid for 2 cars this past Sunday. When we got to the parking garage you were able to just pull right in and out without paying. I called personnel to get my money back since they were not charging anyone and was told they will not refund my money. According to them the money goes to the animals. Now I am more than happy to donate funds at my own discretion but not being taken this way by unfairly being charged. I was going to purchase a family year pass as a Christmas present since we now have a grandson but that is not going to happen now.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Weatherhed21 wrote a review Oct 2020
Hillsborough, New Jersey103 contributions45 helpful votes
Needed to be out of the house! Nice fall day for a trip to the zoo. Everyone wore masks appropriately. Most exhibits open. The popular exhibits had a bit of a wait time due to social distancing! I understand that if the environments were larger for the animals there would be the chance you would never see them. Just sad to see them living in small habitats. Otherwise, enjoyable day!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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saaraa79 wrote a review Oct 2020
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania4 contributions1 helpful vote
The Philadelphia zoo is one of our favorites. We get memberships every year. We went in September 2020 and were happy to see capacity was cut in half to allow for more room. However there were long lines to see exhibits such as the big cats and a lot of exhibits were completely closed. Most people seemed to follow mandatory mask rules but definitely some who refused. There was absolutely no social distancing around some exhibits, even ones with significant room, but that's an issue with the guests. We ended up donating because I imagine with limited capacity and less attractions open they are probably operating on limited income. A lot of reviews are commenting about not being happy they paid full price but I think that's a bit unfair.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Susan P wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I visited the Philadelphia Zoo on Sunday September 27,2020. It was myself,my girlfriend and another couple. It was a fantastic trip! It was a great place for a trip because who doesn't like to see a variety of animals in their natural habitats? My favorites were the cheetah and the little penguins (eudyptula). The cheetah had awesome looking spots and the penguins were adorable! I recommend the zoo during Covid 19 because it's outdoor, you can social distance, and it's a good way to keep yourself entertained. The zoo was very well maintained, the animals were happy, and my whole group enjoyed the visit. I will return someday in the future.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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