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“Cute and fun”
Review of Turtle Back Zoo

Turtle Back Zoo
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I've been going for years... I love the gibbons and alligators, but the Prairie Dogs always make me smile because in the Spring they have little tiny babies!!! Great

Thank Max M
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have been going to the Turtle Back Zoo since I was a child but have really been going quite often as a zoo member with my two young children for the past few years. The zoo itself is constantly improving with new exhibits and facility improvements. In addition to a great zoo the South Mountain complex includes an ice skating arena with two rinks, a mini-golf course, paddleboats and a great restaurant, McCloone's Boathouse all located within walking distance of each other. I would recommend spending the day at the entire complex and enjoying lunch or dinner at the restaurant overlooking scenic South Mountain Reservation and Reservoir.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is wonderful zoo is informational and the docents are knowledgeable. The animals are well cared for and there is a petting area for little ones and pony rides. Also a snack and play area. Christmastime brings a light show.

Thank Marilyn92003
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have been to many zoos. Mostly large zoos. For a small zoo this one is lots of fun. Over the years they have added more and more to it.

Thank abigailNJ
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a great place to spend time with the children and /or grandchildren ! Lots of exhibits and animals for them to see.. Good exhibits and even a carrousel to ride.

Thank grandmamarlene5
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