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“Great on a cloudy day”

Cape May County Park & Zoo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Have a wild time as you explore more than 85 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits. With 200 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and approximately 500 animals, you're sure to see something new. The Cape May County Zoo is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas). Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning November 1st. No admission fee. That's right! The zoo is free of charge! Donations are GREATLY appreciated! Join the FUN, where the admission is always FREE!
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great on a cloudy day”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Get there early and enjoy the zoo before it gets really busy. If it is cloudy, it is great- not as hot. My boys love the safari so we head straight back there and work our way forward. This zoo is free - donations very welcome. Only thing to be aware of is you cannot bring in snacks - we usually snack in the park/ playground just outside the zoo entrance. The parking is free. Bring your stroller or rent one. It's a nice 2 hour outing for our family. They also have a train ride, rock wall, and carousel outside zoo for a few bucks in season. We haven't done those because we're always ready to head back to the beach!

Visited September 2013
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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The Zoo is very kid friendly. The above the animals boardwalk for viewing many of the spiecies is excellent. Reptile and bird house displays are great. Entrance fee is a donation and includes parking. Play park outside Zoo. Get there early if visiting during summer months.

Visited September 2013
Thank Phil F
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Forked River, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“not free....fee for parking a van”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

My daughter's ARC program was so excited to go to the Cape May Zoo only to be denied access as there was a fee of $30.00 per van.....to use the park..not even go in the zoo area...4 vans took 28 participants and 8 staff down there for a wonderful day with a picnic lunch that caregivers/parents provided for them and were denied access due to the fee....so why is it not mentioned on any info that is available, not even on NJfree.com...such a cruel way to disappoint 4 van loads of mentally challenged adults and the staff that provides "cool community activities" for them...I say...NOT RIGHT!!!!!!

Visited October 2013
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Bayville, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
577 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Super Zoo”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Wonderful zoo with lots of interesting animals, bird house you walk thru, reptiles, big cats, zebra, giraffe, etc,. etc. The exhibits are well kept, and children friendly. Parking was available and there was a snack shop. Food is expensive, but since there is no fee, its used to support the animals so I was ok with it. Its laid out well and has elevated walkways. The only draw back was that some of the animals (the big cats) were in there houses and not visible. They have shade trees, so I wonder why they cant shut the houses during the day so the animals are all outside. It was that hot either, but otherwise was well worth it.

Visited September 2013
Thank dinerdon
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Enjoyable inexpensive family day”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Fun family day with a wide variety of animals and also playgrounds. We really enjoyed seeing the new arrivals. A baby giraffe and baby bison.

Thank Carolreck
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