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 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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Rated 5 by D6707SBsophies

September 18, 2022


Amazing Animal Encounter

A great zoo for families. Great opportunities to see the animals up close and observe them. The safari ride was a lot of fun too.

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