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Beautiful little zoo
Jul 19, 2014 by: thezoo5 from georgetown
Because its so close to home, we have put off visiting and now I'm very sorry we did - this is a wonderful destination! First it's free, which is great, but you will want to make a voluntary donation once you see it. This is a self guided walking tour, with a surprising variety of animals for very young and old alike. The habitats are open and very sensitive to the animals needs which makes it more enjoyable. I feel sad and guilty seeing animals in cages! It's a small zoo but very well maintained and offers educational talks for the kids and the kid in you! Fun for all ages. All birds here have been injured in some way and cannot be returned to the wild - so here they have a chance of a life as close to nature as can be. We will be back!
Jul 18, 2014 by: Griffin C from Bishopville, Maryland
It's a great place to go if you have kids because it's pretty small and doesn't require that much walking.
A Hidden Jewel
Jul 18, 2014 by: Linda K from Long Neck, Delaware, United States
Visiting the Salisbury Zoo is a great way to spend the afternoon. It is a small zoo so you can just take your time and watch the animals. It has free admission! There are two parking areas and one has a large playground and access to a park with picnic tables. There is a small snack bar and very clean restroom facilities. The only problem seems to be Canada geese. They are taking over!
Jul 17, 2014 by: Loretta Q from Centreville, Maryland
Though the trip from our home was about 1.5 hrs. by car, this Zoo is a pure gem. We took our nearly four year old grandson there for an outing on a very hot and steamy summer day recently. When we arrived we were pleasantly greeted by one of their staff, who provided a map of the grounds. The zoo is reasonably compact and we enjoyed seeing the many different species in a heavily shaded and comfortable set of walking paths. Each employee we encountered really spent time explaining the nearby exhibit and was truly interested in helping with a positive experience. I loved that you can get really close-up to the various animals. The bald eagle was a favorite that day!There is no admission charge but DO consider a donation if you go. You can see the whole zoo in a few hours and there is a neighboring public park which would have been nice on a cooler day. Bathrooms were great and snacks are available, too. The gift shop was reasonable and a "must do" for souvenirs.
My kids love it!
Jul 15, 2014 by: KMT419 from Salisbury
We live five minutes away and visit weekly as long as the weather cooperates. It's small, but it's free, and there are weekly programs for preschoolers. Bens Red Swings is an awesome playground at the end of the zoo if you have kids. There are picnic tables too but we find it easier to eat elsewhere because of the excessive amount of geese and ducks that seem to congregate there also hoping for some lunch.
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