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Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-2134
+1 301-271-4922
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Fun Zoo!

We are vacation from NY State this week and we're trying to find an animal related visit for my son... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Awesome Day Trip For Nature Lover

Wife and I enjoyed seeing the variety of healthy animals in a natural environmental setting with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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From macaws to monkeys, boas to bears, this zoo offers visitors a chance to get up-close-and-personal with many different animals.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“petting zoo” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
“camel ride” (13 reviews)
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13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-2134
+1 301-271-4922
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are vacation from NY State this week and we're trying to find an animal related visit for my son who adores animals. We were very surprised with the size and number of different animals. Gift shop had plenty to offer to. Had a very...More

Thank SedonaFess
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I enjoyed seeing the variety of healthy animals in a natural environmental setting with beautiful landscaping at a reasonable price to boot.

Thank TODD L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last weekend I went here with my in-laws and 6 year old son. It was about an hour ride from Baltimore which wasn't bad at all. It was a lot bigger than I expected and had a great variety of animals. My son loved getting...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So - I last wrote about our April 2014 visit (4 / 5), and we decided to take our youngest as she hadn't seen this zoo. It's a small private zoo, and they're working to make it better for the animals, but there's lots of...More

1  Thank COTraveller33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this local zoo on a Saturday afternoon with my grand kids, ages 7 and 15 months. The line to pay and enter was long and moving very slowly around 10:45 in the morning. Only one cashier was open until we got closer to...More

Thank FF13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the catochin zoo today, spent the day with the grandchildren. Had a great time, the catochin zoo is a great place to take the kids and enjoy the day, the zoo has a nice path to follow, and most of it is shaded....More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

stopped on the way to Hershey park. Great break from the car ride. Took about 2 hours. Kids liked the Camel rides, 5$. Admission gate took our Norfolk zoo pass and got 50% off. Would have liked the safari tour but ran out of time....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most kids love the zoo and this one is not an exception. We like that we can have a picnic in the park. They have several areas with tables and chairs. Kids love feeding animals. They have several feeding areas. Shows are fun. Safari is...More

Thank Poslek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit this small zoo at least once a year. It is small, but has a great variety of animals. I have seen many improvements over the years, and new, larger exhibts are added constantly. Yes, some of the animals are still in enclosures that...More

Thank O7918XPandread
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today was one of those spur of the moment days that the wife got up with an itch to get out of the house. After talking about it and looking in to our coupon book, we came across a coupon for this zoo. We went...More

Thank Erik S
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Luann L
1 September 2017|
Response from Bikenrun2 | Reviewed this property |
All price information is clearly posted on their website. This was copied on 9/1/2017 ONE DAY ADMISSION Adults (13 and up) Children (3-12) Senior (60+)/Military Children 2 and under FREE March-May 22 $ 18.75 $ 13.75... More
18 July 2016|
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Response from MDNomad | Reviewed this property |
the website says 9-6
Pete D
31 August 2015|
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Response from a8ek | Reviewed this property |
There's a troll comment complaining about treatment of gorillas and pumas, but those animals are not in this zoo.