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The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore

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#2 of 7 in Outdoors in Baltimore
For a chance to see polar bears and elephants without ever leaving Baltimore, visit The Maryland Zoo, located in the northwestern part of the city. Established in 1876, this is one of the country's oldest zoos, noted for its conservation efforts and penguin-breeding programs. In addition to an African safari exhibit, the zoo also contains an area dedicated to animals found in Maryland. This section features artificial streams, submerged archways, and life-size cave models housing native bog turtles, river otters, snakes, and bats. The zoo's farmyard, a popular family-friendly attraction, includes a petting area with rare breeds like African pygmy goats and Cotswold sheep. Save time by purchasing and printing your tickets at home. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baltimore trip simple and quick.
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  • Due the weather many animals werent exhibited but its was nice afternoon.Lions,monkeys and leopard was my favourite.  more »
  • This nice zoo with a large selection of animals in nice enclosures. Included are polar bears, chimps, grizzlys, penguins and more so you can visit year round. Pay the extra for the penguin encounter f...  more »
  • We visited on a freezing cold day the end of December. Tickets were only ten dollars which was very fair. Even though many of the animals were off exhibit, we still found lots to enjoy and spent about...  more »
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  • The best $19 I've spent in a while. I spent a great deal of time watching the penguins which is one of the first exhibits. The elephants are a crowd pleaser & can be viewed from above on the observation deck. The best & closest view is from down below. They often can close to the fence were I was standing. I probably had more fun than the kids.
  • Great place to visit with kids. The place is not crowded with easy access to good viewing spots (at least during our visit). Animals look healthy and happy (as much as they can be in captivity). I was really impressed with their African and Birds collection.
  • Lots of animals to see and I love being able to see the caretakers interact with some of the animals. There are several scheduled feeding times for some animals that you can watch and ask the staff Questions. The Zoo has really improved over the years with many new exhibits. I definitely recommend going if in the area
  • Lots of fun! I found there was very good food, prices and service. My children loved the slide and the lions, flamingos, polar bears, and apes were the best. They were very informative about animals and you could tell safety was their number one priority. I would definitely suggest this above many other zoos I have visited.
  • We love this zoo! The children's zoo wilderness area is such a fun trail to walk, make sure to check out the otters and explore the cave and under the tree slide! And you end at the barnyard where you can brush and pet the goats. Feeding the giraffes is another special experience ($). We have had a membership for several years and drive 1.5 hours to get there. Parking is free and you can pack your own lunch. They have a play area at the entrance but we've never had enough time to play, there is so much to see in the zoo! The new penguin exhibit is beautiful.

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