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Elmwood Park Zoo

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This is a community zoo with a lot of volunteer help. This is the first year that they put on this... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Gem in the forest

My son, his wife and two daughters visited from Oklahoma in May 2017. Needed a fun place to take... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
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1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401-2974
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used a groupon to experience the zipline. It was great. The zoo offers a nice environment. Although it was winter and very few animals out in the woods, I had a challenging but enjoyable time completing the adventure course.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YoginiXC
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We really enjoyed this zoo. I highly recommend taking a visit with your family. Going solo or as a couple, you will have a fantastic day. They have many different animals and exhibits to see.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank donnamarie1956
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Went to the zoo to spend time with my animal loving adult daughter. Total cost for 3 adults was 32 to walk in. It was a Feb Friday about 50 degrees and all the animals were rocking!! Lots of action, lots of different animals. They...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank reg v
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Had a great time at the zoo with my two grandchildren - we went for the Halloween event and it was quite enjoyable. The had tables set up with Halloween/candy for the kids and had converted buildings into haunted houses and had people dressed up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank basmith1957
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We went to see the Christmas lights display and there wasn't really a ton there. I know it's their first year doing this but compared to the Lehigh Valley zoo, it was meager. The highlight is you get to pose with a reindeer for free...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Fun night out with the family! So nice to stroll along at the zoo to all the beautiful lights. Cool night time zip lines, fun kids activities and the zoo brew was open! The kids loved roasting s’mores and visiting with Santa!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erika S
Reviewed November 30, 2018

This is a community zoo with a lot of volunteer help. This is the first year that they put on this display and did a commendable job. This display is for kids. Please realize that animals seek the darkest spot at night for safety. Its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank joelaspina1
Reviewed November 30, 2018

My son, his wife and two daughters visited from Oklahoma in May 2017. Needed a fun place to take the kids that was not too far, too expensive, too complicated and too crowded. A simple excursion and still be home for naps. I live in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank david z
Reviewed November 26, 2018

In Philadelphia area and did a search on 'zoos near me' and this came up. Since we already did the Philadelphia Zoo we tried here. Easy to find. Free parking. For this time of the year - Two adults and one kid was grand total...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JG717
Reviewed November 19, 2018

I was very disappointed and will not go back. The "wild lights" were essentially static colored lights on trees - i was expecting something with perhaps higher energy - maybe some laser lights that would be designed to not bother the animals - and speaking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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April 18, 2018|
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Response from traveltheglobe394 | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely. Food is also available but if you have food allergies or sensitivity, or the kids are picky eaters, or you just prefer your own homemade snacks and drinks, bringing your own food is a good (and an allowed... More
March 11, 2018|
Response from slp2003 | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 1.5 hours there. Make sure to feed the bison and the giraffe (if it's warm enough).
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August 10, 2015|
Response from kzeemom |
Hi Kristy, Full disclosure - The adult climb has some very challenging obstacles even for adults with large steps required (read adult size legs needed). Courage and good balance is a definite plus. Only you can know if... More