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Elmwood Park Zoo

#1 of 9 things to do in Norristown Features Animals
1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401-2974
+1 610-277-3825
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Small but nice

This zoo doesn't come close to the ones in Philadelphia, New York or San Diego. But what it does... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jeff f
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Nice zoo

We visited elmwood park zoo today. It was a nice experience. Not very crowded,and a small place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
resmi v
via mobile
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1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401-2974
+1 610-277-3825
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This zoo doesn't come close to the ones in Philadelphia, New York or San Diego. But what it does offer is a small atmosphere where a family with young children can go for a 2 hour experience without being overwhelmed. Free parking is nice and...More

Thank jeff f
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited elmwood park zoo today. It was a nice experience. Not very crowded,and a small place , not much to walk. Good variety of animals. My two year old enjoyed a lot. Giraffe , jaguar and bird paradise exhibits are really good.worth going to...More

Thank resmi v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I recently visited the Elmwood Park Zoo for the first time with my two young sons (1 yr & 6 yrs). It was a beautiful summer Saturday, so the zoo was justifiably busy. We had no trouble moving about the zoo and truly enjoyed the...More

Thank nanibear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful zoo for families. It's close and clean and the kids love the themed weekends. They also love being able to feed the giraffes, bison and birds.

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small zoo but they manage to pack a lot into a small space! There are lots of different animals to see and feeding experiences (these cost extra). The highlight for us was our 6yr old doing the Cub Climb and ziplining. I...More

Thank Mandi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited while we were in the area to visit some museums in Philadelphia. It was a wonderful visit and we all enjoyed it very much (2 adults, 2 teens). I wasn't so sure and considered not going because of the cost, but it was a...More

Thank drbaker1994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a zoo that will take all day or leave you exhausted. There is a manageable amount of animals (Elk, bison, giraffe, zebra, jaguars...) to see and the zoo has an easy to follow looped path. There are a number of activities for...More

Thank DMDP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably best for kids and family since there's a mash up of animals to see, touch and rides like a small train and carousel. But there's a decent variety and quality of animals to observe. It was a little jam packed being a sunday but...More

Thank HikingTom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute family owned facility. Be prepared to bring extra spending cash, this place taxes you the entire visit. Feeding the Giraffes was has the funniest policy. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, the adult must pay. Essentially families with children under...More

Thank the_moon_is_smaller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I remember hearing the lions roar from my home. We had family reunions, class trips and family outings here. Great place for families to spend the day.

Thank Wendy L
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Kirstyloo L
11 August 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