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Turtle Back Zoo

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Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
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+1 973-731-5800
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10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30

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grandkids loved it

This treasure has only improved since I visited as a kid. Our grandkids really enjoyed seeing all the animals. The carousel and train were also really enjoyed

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
brianbollwage
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This treasure has only improved since I visited as a kid. Our grandkids really enjoyed seeing all the animals. The carousel and train were also really enjoyed

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So this was our first visit to the zoo (since I was a child about 30 years ago). Obviously we pretty much had the place to ourselves and we were limited with what was open but that didn't stop us from having a blast! So much so that I bought the membership. The kids and I couldn't stop talking about... More 

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Pine Brook, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small zoo but worth to bring little kids to see animal and birds. To enjoy one day trip without having a lot of walking.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo (medium sized) is completely renovated and they bring more animals each year, also It has entertainment for children and food court. It is clean and you can end your visit in the souvenirs shop.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Turtle Back Zoo! It's fairly small, so one can easily seen everything in 2-3 hours, so it's great for families. The enclosures are well-designed and spacious for most of the occupants, and the caretakers are very friendly and knowledgeable. There's also a little train ride included in the entrance fee that goes along the reservoir. And a great... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo has grown and changed so much! I recently discovered photos of my family here in the 1960's!! It is now top of the line and one of the gems of this area. Open year round, always getting new animals,most recently giraffes. We live 10 minutes away so,we go very often. We are members. The entire area is awesome... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turtleback Zoo is a well located, medium sized zoo. It is conveniently located from major highways, with numerous food options near it. There is a paddle boat attraction near as well.

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Thank als409
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as a kid but still got the same amount of enjoyment from visiting as an adult. I love seeing the roaming peacock and all the other animals (especially the big kitties).

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great size zoo to see in one day . Currently Asia is under construction. The petting area for stingrays and mini shark was fun. Many animals which make for great pictures. Had a good time took about 3 hours.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited zoo with my parents and child.It was good experience overall.Some of the areas were closed due to winter or construction. There was no stroller either. But it was a short walk, everyone thoroughly enjoyed animal exhibits especially sea lions and touch tank. Well spent 2-3 hrs.

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