Elmwood Park Zoo

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1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA, USA
www.elmwoodparkzoo.org - (610) 277-3825

Elmwood Park Zoo Norristown Reviews

WalterC WalterC
389 reviews
Worth visiting if already in the area, and want to see animals Feb 28, 2016
Located outside of Philadelphia, the Elmwood Park Zoo is a small zoo in the town of Norristown, with a small collection.

Getting to it, can be tricky, as it does require taking some back roads to get there. There are ways to get there by public transportation from Philly, but the time it takes to get there, would be over an hour. Probably 2 hours, so it would be better to get there by car. But still, getting by car can be just as tricky, as it is located in a residential neighborhood. But parking is free.

This zoo is small, and can be seen in an hour, with a very small collection. And not really organized with any themed areas, as they seem to be random with the placement with animals. But there were some renovations happening during the time, so that may have something do with it. The only one that has somewhat of a theme, is the Bayou building, which has a few reptiles and animals from the Americas.

Being a small zoo, it does have a small collection, but a good one to spend an hour to see. The enclosures could be better, as some of them seemed really small, especially for the jaguars. One thing I could not overlook, was the fact that the ticket office ran out of zoo maps. I rely on them to make sure I did not miss anything, and like to collect them as well.

This small zoo is worth checking out for any zoo enthusiast, but for everyone else, not really worth going out-of-the-way, as it can be tough to get to.

I would give this zoo, 3 ½ stars out of 5.
zoo entrance
red panda
enclosure of red panda
red fox
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