Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Natural ponds, lush landscaping, and wandering Ambass-zoo-dors are eager to indulge inquisitive guests. Get curious about everything from bears to boas, macaws to monkeys, panthers to pythons, and alligators to zebra. Safari rides.


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13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd
Thurmont, MD
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  • ADA Accessible
  • Admission/Tickets Required
  • Educational Resources Available
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Group Tour Rates Offered
  • Group-Friendly
  • On-site Motorcoach Parking
  • Student Group-Friendly
  • Weddings
Rated 4 by hm0ntg0mery

May 09, 2021


Hidden gem for family outing

This is a hidden gem and I can't believe it took us 15 years living in the DC area to finally make the trip, I don't know how many times we passed it driving to Liberty, White Tail and place...

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Rated 1 by 740marisham

May 02, 2021


It was okay but could’ve been better

I feel as if as a “Zoo” could’ve been better a experience and I feel as if there should’ve been someone to even help guide around the zoo to make it even more exciting also they barely had the...

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Rated 4 by lenamK5312

April 26, 2021


Great zoo experience, way more interactive than other zoos

It was a really nice trip. Most activities were closed but you still got to feed the animals. I would go again honestly it was a lovely day out

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