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Turtleback Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange
NJ
07052
Tel: 973-731-5800

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500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides
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    turtle back zoo is great but am I the only one that sees the red ufo if you turn around near the cone entrance. wow freaky. there's also a weird perfect line coming from the sun. ummm I think aliens want your animals. watch out!

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    Nice little zoo with a polite and courteous clientele and employees.

    Jaguars, cheetah, leopard, red panda, crocodile. Bison, wolves, prairie dogs, farm animals, touch tank, bald eagle, etc.

    When open walk into bird sanctuary filled with hundreds of parakeets that land on your feed stick ($1).

    Free train ride through woods however lines can be over 45min long; carousel costs $2/ride; food vendors and gift store.

    If you live within 45min and have small kids get the family annual pass. Makes for a nice day when you can go on the annual pass....Read More

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    Had my son's first birthday party there today--what a great day! Staff was super nice and everyone had a lovely time. Great value!

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    wow i'm a grandmother and I bring all my grandchildren here as often as possible. It is wonderful, safe, educational - I meet a lot of grandparents having outings with their grandchildren - keeps us young. I get the annual pass and include my grandchildren, best deal in NJ.

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    I was in a van with handicap plates. I was told that I had to park in the garage in the front. So I had to push my wife in her chair all the way to the front gate. My mother had to push my father in his chair as well. She is 69. So not an easy task. We past many parking spots that were open and people getting out of thier cars that were not handicapped. Once inside we could only go to 2 exhibits. All the trails lead to steep inclines which lead to even steeper inclines. It was impossible for my mother to push my father so they waited with the prarie...Read More

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by Brian Luscombe

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Nice little zoo with a polite and courteous clientele and employees.

Jaguars, cheetah, leopard, red panda, crocodile. Bison, wolves, prairie dogs, farm animals, touch tank, bald eagle, etc.

When open walk into bird sanctuary filled with hundreds of parakeets that land on your feed stick ($1).

Free train ride through woods however lines can be over 45min long; carousel costs $2/ride; food vendors and gift store.

If you live within 45min and have small kids get the family annual pass. Makes for a nice day when you can go on the annual pass. They also allow you to bring in your own food/drink in the stroller or backpack.

by Joel Harwell

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I was in a van with handicap plates. I was told that I had to park in the garage in the front. So I had to push my wife in her chair all the way to the front gate. My mother had to push my father in his chair as well. She is 69. So not an easy task. We past many parking spots that were open and people getting out of thier cars that were not handicapped. Once inside we could only go to 2 exhibits. All the trails lead to steep inclines which lead to even steeper inclines. It was impossible for my mother to push my father so they waited with the prarie dogs. I finally was unable to get my wife up the hills. She had to wait at the cafe while me and my daughter went to other exhibits. This was my daughters first zoo and my wife had to miss out. I even saw mechanical wheelchairs that couldnt make it up the hills. So, if you have people in wheel chairs. DO NOT GO.

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