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Zoos in GETTYSBURG

It’s animal time in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Gettysburg because this The Keystone State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Land of Little Horses

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    (4 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (20 miles) Thurmont

    Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other ...

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    (34 miles) Ijamsville

    A family friendly petting farm in Maryland with sweet barn animals for kids to play with, as well as hay rides, cow milking, and an interactive animal show. Lots of animal fun in your family day out!

  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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    (47 miles) Baltimore

    Over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at this family friendly zoo in Baltimore! There are over 200 species for the kids to enjoy, and learn about on your family day out in Maryland!

  • Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

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    (50 miles) Halifax

    Enjoy going round the wildlife park feeding animals out of hand - they also have monkeys bears and an enjoyable safari ride round the park. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (55 miles) Leesburg

    Get Up Close and Personal with Exotic & Domestic Animals on 21 acres of fun! Visit Giant Tortoises, Lemurs, and Serval Cats. Feed and pet animals and take a PONY RIDE. Tour the entire Park on a ...

  • National Zoo

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    (63 miles) Cleveland Park

    The National Zoo is a beautiful urban park offering family fun and excitement, stimulating education programs, and a peaceful place to enjoy nature. There is something new to discover on every visit.

  • National Aquarium

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    (66 miles) SW Washington

    The aquarium features a wide variety of marine life that includes sharks, rays, reptiles and several endangered species. The 70 tanks house sea turtles, American alligators, sharks, piranha and 1,200 ...

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    (66 miles) Rising Sun

    Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra are all waiting for the family to go visit at this very intimate and sweet Maryland Zoo, with over 130 animals on display.

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  • Cascade Lake

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    (23 miles) Hampstead

    A Water Park in Which to Relax, Play and Enjoy the Outdoors. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maryland

  • Bohrer Park

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    (48 miles) Gaithersburg

    Come enjoy a summer day at the Water Park. Intended for recreational swimming, the main pool features several activity pods, ample shallow water play spaces, and a “raindrop” water umbrella for ...

  • Jaydees Family Fun Center

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    (54 miles) Inwood

    Features include water park with slides and splash toys, interactive kids' museum, go karting, jungle gym indoor play, mini golf and mini train and gem panning game.

  • North Arundel Aquatic Center

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    (57 miles) Glen Burnie

    A swimmingly good time with water slides, whirlpool, waterfalls and main swimming pool.

  • Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole

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    (60 miles) Reston

    The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole offers more than an acre of slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables and interactive play features, circled by Rattlesnake River with a 2.5 mile per hour ...

  • Great Waves Water Park

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    (71 miles) Alexandria

    There's fun for everyone at Great Waves!! Catch a wave in the wave pool or twist and turn down four-story water slides! Slide with friends or splash around in the shallow waters of the play pool. ...

  • Splashdown Waterpark

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    (73 miles) Manassas

    With a 770 foot lazy river, an interactive children's area as well as slides, bubblers and fountains, you certainly will have a SPLASH down in Virginia in this family water park!

  • Splash Down

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    (73 miles) Manassas

    Features include Lazy River, Lilly Pad and Log Walk, Big Kahuna Beach, play area with bubbles, fountains and activities plus 6 different slides and more besides.

  • Alpaca Farm

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    (16 miles) York Springs

    We are a family run Alpaca Farm located in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania. We Always Welcome Farm Visits. Just Contact Us to Set Up a Time! Alpacaholic Acres is located in York Springs, ...

  • Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

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    (54 miles) Lititz

    Welcome to America's first pretzel bakery! Step up to our twisting table and learn how to twist a pretzel with your own piece of dough; see the ovens that produced the first hard pretzels in America; ...

  • The Amish Village

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    (57 miles) Ronks

    A culturally fascinating look at life in an authentic Amish lifestyle. Great tours for families where kids can learn all about this unique way of life.

  • A Is For Amish Buggy Rides

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    (58 miles) Ronks

    History awaits to take you back in time at this traditionally Amish experience in Pennsylvania. Buggy rides through the Amish farms and gardens for you!

  • Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

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    (60 miles) NW Washington DC

    Among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses of DC's finest neighborhood, lies deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits ...

  • Old Town Trolley Washington DC Tour

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    (64 miles) NE Washington DC

    Sit back while the expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington D.C. The popular Old Town Trolley tour covers Washington's major attractions. Great idea if you are ...

  • Herrs Snack Factory Tours

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    (64 miles) Nottingham

    Free tour behind the scenes of the famous snack factory, multi media elements, excitable guides and free tasters keep kids interested.

  • Open Top Sightseeing Washington DC

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    (64 miles) Washington DC

    Come with us and hear more about the people and places that make up the nation\\\'s capital, from the legacy of Abraham Lincoln to present day Washingtonians, from historical buildings and impressive ...

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