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Review of Turtle Back Zoo

Turtle Back Zoo
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 20, 2012

great place to go even at christmas time when they do the lights. always something going on there.

Thank MARCRISTONELLI
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Although we belong to the Wildlife Conservation Society and frequent the Bronx Zoo and other participating NY zoos..we love this little zoo and visit at least twice a year! It is big enough to spend a few hours there and small enough not to spend the whole day there! They have a variety of animals and keep it clean. They have a farm area where you can see pigs, rooster, horses and other farm animal face to face and even feed some. They have pony rides, a butterfly house and a really neat walk thru aviary. They also have a train that goes around the zoo, its cute and it seems to be a favorite with the kids as there is usually a line.

They also have a picnic area if you want to bring your own lunch like we do. They have a play area for older children and a carousel. Overall it is a good place to bring the kids and I would recommend it.

If you are in the south jersey area, check out popcorn zoo..its a small privately owned zoo (well its really an animal sanctuary to be PC). The staff is very friendly and although there is less diversity in exhibits the animals seem very content (clean exhibits, knowledgeable staff).

Thank KPNJ
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I have been going here since i was 2 years old and am certain its quality has not gone down. Great place to see with kids

Thank Joseph S
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

But who among us is not a kid. Small in size, but growing. Nice place for a 2 1/2 hour walk.

Thank Misheidi
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

The perfect place to take a family with kids -so much to do ! The train is always a favorite .Try to come on a weekday ,as the lines can be long . They recently added a carousel . Lots of animals to see. You could easily spend most of a day here . I love November when there aren't any crowds , but before the train closes for the season -Nov 15 ,I think .

Thank fauxmaven
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