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“Very nice little zoo.”

Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Have a wild time as you explore more than 85 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits. With 200 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and approximately 500 animals, you're sure to see something new. The Cape May County Zoo is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas). Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning November 1st. No admission fee. That's right! The zoo is free of charge! Donations are GREATLY appreciated! Join the FUN, where the admission is always FREE!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very nice little zoo.”
Reviewed 9 June 2012

My husband and I visited this zoo one day last week when we were in the area on vacation. Very well maintained, clean, pleasant little zoo. It was a bit rainy the day we went, so some of the animals chose to stay inside their buildings and we couldn't see them. Couldn't see the snow leopard cubs or the tiger, and no sign of the giraffes either. The birds and small mammals were great. The reptile house was very interesting. Lots of informative signs everywhere, so it was a learning experience. It is free, so be sure to make a donation to keep the zoo open.

Visited June 2012
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Ewing, New Jersey
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74 reviews
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“Cape May County Park & Zoo”
Reviewed 9 June 2012

This is great day trip for anyone and it is free admission although donations are appreciated! My husband and I enjoyed walking around through the park and know our grandchildren would have loved it also. The grounds are very clean and there are a large selection of aninals to see, which seem to be well kept. Although some of the animals were still in their inside enclosures and could not be seen (bears, zebra, giraffes) due to clean up of their outside grounds, the day was still enjoyable and worth the trip.
Playground for children, food and drink available and clean restrooms. No smoking in zoo, but does have designated smoking area before entering zoo.

Visited June 2012
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Bel Air, Maryland
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170 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Better than you'd expect in smalltown USA”
Reviewed 8 June 2012

This is a pleasant surprise. You definitely get your money's worth and can spend a half-day or more here. There are some creative walks and exhibits, indoors and out--a good cloudy day getaway or change of pace.

Visited June 2012
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petersburg, new jersey
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A great little zoo”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

A real gem of cape May county. Also, a great alternative option to the beach for anyone down on vacation.

Visited March 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Big zoo with lots of animals...”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

If your a kid or just an animal lover you must see this zoo. There are lots of animals and they are well kept. The only downside was the snow leopards and giraffes were not available for display. Outside the zoo there's a park with swings for kids. Definite must see. There's no fee but they rely on donations to fund the zoo, worth contributing too.

Visited June 2012
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