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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!
Cape May, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent zoo. Staff is knowledgeable. Special programs are well worth it. Animals are healthy and well cared for.

Visited June 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great day trip”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great little zoo. Go early. Great for children. I enjoyed the leisure stroll. Free to get in..they do accept donation.

Visited August 2014
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Seoul, South Korea
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fabulous place for a family-friendly afternoon”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My family decided to stop at the zoo during a week-long vacation in Sea Isle city. Cape May is just a short drive from Sea Isle and the zoo seemed like a good place to entertain our toddler. Our group included grandparents, also, and everyone had a great time! There are lots of fabulous and exotic animals to see. Many paths through the zoo are on elevated wooden decks that weave around different animal habitats. They are well done and beautifully maintained. We were impressed with how clean and spacious the animal habitats were, too. Great
place to spend a couple hours!

Visited July 2014
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East Fishkill, New York
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good place to bring kids”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Free, need it say more? A variety of exotic and domestic animals in natural settings. The baby giraffe is the highlight of the zoo.

Visited July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“One of the BEST zoos in the USA!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We've been to MANY zoos, but Cape May is set apart. The cost is a free will offering by the car load...so EVERYONE can afford it. LOTS of easy access FREE parking. Lots of picnic pavilions with grills to enjoy family time and you have the option of picnicing instead of buying food, if you want.. A HUGE playground for the kids....all of this before you even go in the Zoo.

Once in the zoo, while there are cages for some animals, MANY of the larger animals are in HUGE open habitats that you walk over so they have room to roam but visitors can still get close to the animals. We love there's LOTS of trees so you didn't feel the sun beating on you all day.

It can be an all day stay or just a couple hours, but it's one of our MUST DO visits every time we head to the Jersey Shore!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Paula B
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