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“Great 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!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Little Zoo”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

The Cape May Zoo is a wonderful zoo. The zoo is free but they request a donation to keep the zoo operating. We usually give $10.00 per car. Most of the animals are housed in open habitats, a few are in cages. Most of the zoo, especially the “Savanna”, is viewed from raised walkways where you peer down on the animals. The zoo is set among the trees so there is plenty of shade for hot summer days. The zoo is well maintained and extremely clean. There were plenty of zookeepers walking around who were friendly and happy to answer questions regarding the animals. Located outside of the zoo’s entrance are multiple playgrounds and picnic areas. This is the perfect place to take young children for a few hours, especially on a cool, overcast day when you cannot go to the beach. The zoo closes at 4:45 p.m., however, they start putting the animals “to bed” around 3:30 p.m., meaning they move the animals inside out of view. We arrived at 3:00 p.m. to tour the zoo thinking we had plenty of time. By the time we reached the Savanna, they had already moved the baby giraffes and baby bison inside. The Amur tiger also had been “put to bed” and we missed out on seeing him.

Visited May 2014
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great zoo and playground and it's free!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This was a great way to spend an hour or two in Cape May but it's about 20 minutes from the village. The zoo is free but asks for donations. When you drive in , there are multiple playgrounds and picnic areas. Parking is also free. The zoo was pretty big and very clean. All types of animals were there. I liked that you would go on raised walkways through the woods. There is a snacking area which is very cute with a small hut to buy food from. There were also other areas as well to buy food and it has restrooms all over. So worth it!

Visited May 2014
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New Jersey
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88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great day”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The zoo was in very good condition looks like they added more residents . This is a very busy place for families and a lot of walking on boardwalk which was really nice ....Bring water , lunch , its a very safe place ...........This Zoo in time will be the best attraction in south jersey ..Remember this is a Free Zoo support by taxpayers ...........--Its is keep very well --................

Visited May 2014
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Naples, Florida
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“We LOVE this zoo....”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Perfect day trip to spend time outdoors in nature with the animals. It is so relaxing and laid back. Just take your time strolling about the grounds and enjoying watching the animals. There are many different species from birds and small animals to the large exotics. Nothing commercial about this zoo. Plus....it is FREE which is ideal for a family, seniors or anyone on a budget. We always donate to support this hidden treasure but if you can't afford to at least there is a special place to go and enjoy without spending money. We actually went to the Philadelphia Zoo not long ago and were very disappointed but Cape May is a first class replacement....and SO clean! People really seem to respect this zoo as it is very well taken care of. Don't miss it!

Visited May 2014
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Kingston, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great zoo and park”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Much bigger then you would expect from a free zoo. I do encourage everyone to make a donation to keep this place going. Very well maintained and lots of exotic animals (lions, tigers, monkeys ect...).

Visited May 2014
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