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 dsarah

August 12, 2022


Don't drive by

From the highway, it doesn't look like much, but its actually a large, beautifully landscaped zoo. The numerous trees made it relatively shady on a hot day. We took our 12 year old grandson and he...

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Rated 5 by AndieLazo

July 31, 2022


Amazing animal sanctuary

This place is a hidden gem in Maryland - MUST VISIT. It is an experience which is so worth every penny! All staff are genuinely kind and incredibly passionate about their jobs. The animals are well...

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Rated 5 by X1603KBlisam

July 29, 2022


Wonderful time!

This is a great little zoo! Perfect for little toddler legs, clean and animals are right there to see!

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