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“Fun for the kids”
Review of Beardsley Zoo

Beardsley Zoo
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Bridgeport
Certificate of Excellence
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun for the kids”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

This was a great day trip from our hotel for the kids. I have an 8 and 5 year old. The zoo was just big enough for them to have fun without getting tired. It was very clean and the staff was very friendly. We are members of our local zoo here in NJ and they honor a reciprocal so it was no charge for us. We ate at the Carousel Cafe and the food was good and not very expensive. They had a large selection of sandwiches, salads, and snacks. If you have 2 hours definitely stop there it's worth the trip.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Larry K
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nb ct
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“fun zoo locally”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

great day with the kids. small and easy to go through. no major excitement but the kids love it.

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Thank patrnct
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Redding Ridge, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Small family zoo in need of TLC.”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Great for little kids, but a bit limited for older children. This zoo has tons of potential, but needs some TLC.

Visited September 2011
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“This small, local zoo is a treasure”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

I have ben taking my kids to this zoo every summer for years. It's not quite the San Diego Zoo, but it's a way to spend half a summer day

Visited August 2011
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Thank brume74
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Monroe, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Small Zoo...Good for Younger Children”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Beardsley is a good zoo primary for the younger children. It is small and can be seen in about a half day. They have a very nice carousel that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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