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The Maryland Zoo
Based on 293 traveler reviews
Not good during winter months.
Apr 18, 2015 by: 111JCB from Springfield, New Jersey
Reasonably priced zoo. Advertised many animals and exhibits but 1/2 of them were closed because of the season. We walked a lot and saw a limited number of animals. Gorilla show did not go on as scheduled. Baby cheetah was no where. When you arrive, there was a shuttle that took entrees 1/4 mile to the zoo. There was a way to walk out or wait on a long line. I think that there could have been a discount or incentive (like a free ferris wheel ticket). Hopefully, during the summer, visitors will have a better experience.
Nice zoo, short trip
Apr 14, 2015 by: Jessica M from
Being from St. Louis where we have one of the best free zoo's in the country, I think most zoo's are going to fall short in my book. There were some exhibits that were nice for a STL ZOO frequent flyer like myself. You could see the giraffe's up close, and the okapi as well. They have a polar bear and we do not currently in StL. The new penguin exhibit was very nice. It was cool and not crowded at all on the Sunday we went. We went with the family we were visiting and we spent almost as much time playing on the slides in the park as we did looking at exhibits. If you went straight through and saw all exhibits it probably would only take 2-3 hours. I got a discount because I am a zoo member in STL but if I hadn't I would have thought it was pricey for a family of 5 for what you get to see while there.
Apr 14, 2015 by: Supertough1 from Cleveland, Ohio
the collection of animals appeared nice, but somewhat low on certain primates and big cats, but that could be due to the "off-season" time we visited in.
Apr 14, 2015 by: Jeshultz from Keyser, West Virginia
It was OK, but pricey - $20 each, and the variety of animals were just average, especially considering the National Zoo is just a short drive and has free admission (but charges for parking). Fortunately parking was free in the Baltimore Zoo. The exhibits are quite a distance from the entry gates, requiring a tram ride to and from the actual zoo - and the tram does not have a capacity to match the load, so we had to walked the ~half mile each way just to see anything. Then the layout didn't really allow any natural flow through the facility, so we ended up backtracking several times to see something that we had missed because of the way the walkways were situated. Also, it seemed like a lot of animals were behind scratched/cloudy, or reflective glass, so it was hard to see some exhibits. The penguins were the highlight, but not quite enough to make it worth the admission fee. They have a family membership that would pay for itself in two visits, but I left wondering who would want to go back a second time?
Apr 13, 2015 by: Frank M from Annapolis, Maryland
It's okay but, nothing like the Brookfield zoo in Chicago. It would be nice if they had more animals with less walking to see them.
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