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The Maryland Zoo
Based on 260 traveler reviews
Love the new African Penguin Exhibit!
Oct 21, 2014 by: Heather S from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
This was our second visit to the Maryland Zoo and we were very excited to see the new African Penguin exhibit. We were not disappointed,the new enclosure is beautiful and offers so many areas to see, learn about and get great pictures up close of these creatures. We love visiting zoos and this is one of our favorites. It has a nice layout that enables you to follow a path and get to see everything. Its been about 3 years since our last visit and we have noticed quite a few updates. The Maryland Zoo is a great attraction to visit when in the Baltimore area.
Best African Penguin exhibit anywhere!
Oct 13, 2014 by: Gary W from New Jersey
I revisited the Maryland Zoo on opening day of their grand new African Penguin habitat. I'd been following its construction closely through updates they provided so i knew it would be beautiful, but it was even better than that. Stunning! A perfect home for the birds - the staff's love of and commitment to them is obvious. I bought a yearly pass just so I can revisit again soon
Beautiful small zoo with great exhibits
Oct 10, 2014 by: Jennifer L from Dallas, Texas
I have been to this zoo off and on over the years and each visit I have noticed enhancements. The zoo is located in Druid Lake Park, in a wooded area. The zoo is designed to mesh with the natural surroundings, and contains several really excellent exhibits. The habitats are spacious and well-maintained, and the animals look healthy and comfortable. It's a very family-friendly zoo, suitable for young children. However--It's a fairly long walk from the entrance to the exhibits, so take the tram if you don't want to make the trek. My favorite today was the trio of lion cubs--so cute--but there are so many great animal exhibits. African elephants, leopard, cheetah, okapi, polar bear, arctic fox, hellbenders, giraffes, porcupines, aviaries--this zoo has it all in a compact and beautifully managed space. Worth a visit!
One of the Best Zoos
Oct 06, 2014 by: COTraveller33 from Silver Spring, Maryland
Went back again this September to take advantage of our Family membership.... this was our 3rd or 4th trip this year already - and so far it hasn't been boring or stagnant. This time we went for the new Penguin exhibit Grand Opening. We've been seeing the work on this enclosure for a number of months, so we kind of had a clue as to the look and feel, but WOW! This place blew us away.... it's massive, very modern, great views and the plenty of roaming room for the 60 penguins. As we have two youngsters.... we always plan for roughly 3 hours. This time it was 4 and we still didn't see the entire zoo.... we had to skip the elephant and all Maryland exhibits. MD Zoo has a lot of charismatic mega fauna - lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, chimps, okapi, (penguins), etc, etc, etc... This time we also ordered lunch -- BLT salad and a slice of cheese pizza. Surprisingly good and not very expensive. Plus we brought in our own food for the little ones which was great. Lots of seat (they do need more in the shade though). One down note: Wife and toddler took the train (had to pay $3.50 per as it was not during member's time) and she said the ride was short and you really couldn't see much, and our little one couldn't see anything. Our local miniature train here is $1.50 and lasts at 10-12 minutes. So - that wasn't good. I wish the kids could see some animals from the train -- or maybe expanding the zoo around the current track system. Would recommend: DEFINITELY Would re-patronize: Planning our October Trip already.+
Nice zoo... Many memories
Oct 02, 2014 by: Kathy C from Baltimore, Maryland
We went to the zoo Sept 21,2014. It was a very nice day. The zoo seemed a bit run down. Many of the exhibits were closed. They were working on the penguin exhibit . I found the food to be ok, nothing great but a little expensive. We took the train ride. There was nothing to see just empty cages and trees. There were no lions,tigers or bears, oh my! I can remember as a child we would go there and it was so nice but that was many years ago. It needs to be updated .
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