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Bergen County Zoological Park

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Been Going Here Since The 1980's

What can I say? My parents took my brothers and I since we were kids. I'm in my mid 50's and... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Brett D
New Milford, New Jersey
Wonderful little zoo

We used to go to this zoo a lot when the kids were very young. It is compact - just large enough... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
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216 Forest Ave, Van Saun County Park, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

What can I say? My parents took my brothers and I since we were kids. I'm in my mid 50's and continue to go to Van Saun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brett D
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We used to go to this zoo a lot when the kids were very young. It is compact - just large enough to see everything and not tire out the young ones. It’s very safe and well maintained. There is a train ride that goes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank IgorexaUS
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Whenever we are in the area we make time to come to this zoo. It is very small, and likely would only take an hour, but they have a number of interesting exhibits. In addition, it is right next to a "small railroad" that travels...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I only had about an hour that we could dedicate on visiting this zoo. We actually probably stayed just slightly longer. This zoo is perfect for families with young children. There are plenty of animals to keep young kids interested. They have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Have been here a few times, and it always is a good day. the zoo is well maintained, the exhibits are well viewed. carousel and train always fun for the kids.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mozes51
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Train, zoo are good but playground gets too crowded. Walking paths are in poor condition at best. For kids 7 and Undet it’s great. Otherwise avoid

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank toddtodd
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Van Saun Park has been a family favorite for over 40 years, and we have always enjoyed our time there. We only have one complaint as of our recent visit with our 2 year old grandson. We waited about a half hour on a very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen O
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Van Saun park is just large enough to make an afternoon interesting and just small enough so that you don't end up limping to the car. A long time favorite of the suburbs close by. The zoo has all your favorite animals and even a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

They have a zoo, train, carousel and more. Lots of playground space with swings, jungle Jim, and more.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank StanMakovsky
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The playground/ splash pad is perfect for a "heat advisory" in NJ! My 3 year old had a blast. the zoo is small enough that he will walk the whole thing himself.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christina G
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31 July 2018|
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Response from foreverclay | Reviewed this property |
The hours can be found on their website. It depends on the ages of the children and what you hope to see and do. I love going with my great grands
Karen O
13 April 2018|
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Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
They are open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monica C
18 January 2018|
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Response from William I | Reviewed this property |
Well it is the dead of winter. Most zoo animals are not out.