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 RobertN846

November 06, 2022


Go to a city zoo instead

I would encourage people to go to a city run zoo instead. This place was dumpy, it smelled, and in a few areas people got way too close to wild animals and could feed them unsupervised. Their wild...

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Rated 5 by Michael E

September 23, 2022

Michael E

Weekend getaway

We enjoyed walking throughout the preserve. The animal displays were very easy to see and well maintained. We especially were entertained by the baboons who were very active.

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Rated 5 by melanief520

September 18, 2022


A great day

We had a great time seeing all the animals, the safari ride and feeding various animals was a lot of fun... all the guides are very knowledgeable in speaking about the animals. We also enjoyed the...

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