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“Inexpensive family fun”

Cape May County Park & Zoo
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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!
Mohrsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Inexpensive family fun”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The cost is a donation, so give what you can afford, but don't be a cheapskate! The zoo is surprising large with a variety of animals.

Visited August 2013
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key west
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What a delightful Zoo!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

This small country zoo is jam packed with healthy, colorful, playful and rare animals. What a treat it was to visit this zoo. These animals were all receiving exquisite care and the rare finds such as the large snowy owl at the entrance were a nice surprise. Cape May's bird collection included many of my favorites and a couple of specimen that were new to my eyes. The pair of black bears were real characters and fun to watch. I spotted a baby bison that was truly adorable. Otter play time was the highlight and I did enjoy visiting this zoo full of happy animals. Thank you for a nice visit!

Visited February 2014
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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, United States
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Small, but well maintained and worth visiting”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Visiting a zoo can be a lot of fun. It can also be quite exhausting if the zoo is large. The Cape May zoo is a smaller zoo, but has plenty to see and is very well maintained. The 1st pleasant surprise upon arriving at the zoo is that entry is by donation only. We drive to the park from Philadephia and often pack a lunch to eat at the picnic tables in the park before going into the zoo.
One of the things that stands out about the Cape May zoo is the effort that has gone into landscaping. Beautiful hibiscus trees are scattered throughout. Impatiens and other summer annuals decorate the grounds. The birdhouse is one of my favorite stopping places in the zoo, but last summer when I was there, I was also intrigued by the cute llamas and snow leopard cubs. There is always something new happening at the zoo.
I prefer this zoo to any other in the region. Sure, they don't have orangutans and a big, smelly cat-house, but it's a great place to stop with the family.

Visited August 2013
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Sayreville, New Jersey
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133 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Small zoo that is very nice”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a small zoo, but they have plenty of animals to keep you busy. The zoo seems to be very well kept and the animals all seem to be in good condition. Very good assortment of animals.

Visited February 2014
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Sea Cliff, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“How do they do it?”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

It's free. If you don't love this place for the nature trails & seeing the bald eagles maybe you don't need to go. We were here on a cold Feb. day & most of the animals came out to sun themselves. The reptile building is amazing too. We can't wait to return when winter is over to enjoy the park as well as the zoo. This place is amazing & you will feel that a large donation should be giving.

Visited February 2014
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