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 2 by mobes26

November 01, 2021


Ok and Way Overpriced

So although this was a nice family activity and we did have fun it is way overpriced. $80+ for 4 tickets and another $80+ for the safari ride to see the bigger animals. DC zoo at just $25+ for a car...

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Rated 5 by 653tangx

October 31, 2021


Fun and positive experience

This is a great place to visit to see a variety of animals. They were very curious and active when we visited. We also did the safari tour which was fun being able to feed the animals and the staff...

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Rated 5 by BethBarb

October 28, 2021


I would recommend and go again

Had a wonderful time .. safari ride was closed for the season but all the animas were out and very well cared for.. the cages were super clean and large ..out trip was a blast

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