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 naughtt2021

October 23, 2021



What a great place! So many animals and you can tell they are well cared for. Highly recommend! And the staff were so helpful and pleasant.

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Rated 5 by 605lemuelb

October 07, 2021


Safari Ride!

A very very wonderful nature reserve. Highly recommend! I especially loved the safari ride on which you can see zebra, ostriches, bison, and more!

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Rated 4 by jln1992

September 09, 2021


Enjoyable day worth the drive

Pleasantly surprised. Passed the big yellow sign several times on my travels along Route 15. I feel the 2 hour drive was worth it. Little pricey for a family of 3. Between admission and the extra...

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