Cape May County Park & Zoo, Cape May Court House

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At Cape May County Park & Zoo, 550 animals are cared for in a pristine natural environment. Since its opening in 1978, the zoo has participated in numerous species survival programs. Now it is home to 250 mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles, and a breeding ground for snow leopards--large Asian cats with thick fur and paws for walking through snow. The park is known for being particularly tidy and organized. Picnic areas, bike paths, a disk-golf court, and even fishing ponds are available. Just remember, you cannot bring food into the zoo. However, you can purchase it from a cafe at the site, which offers healthy food, fast food, snacks, and beverages. To visit Cape May County Park & Zoo on your holiday in Cape May Court House, and find out what else Cape May Court House has to offer, use our Cape May Court House travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Let me start off by saying that it had been at least 20 years since my last visit to the Zoo. My daughter and I made the return trip this summer. It was well worth the trip. No cost to park, no cost t...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    It was a rainy Saturday and my wife decided to go to the cape may zoo as a rainy day activity. It was great and it worked well. The zoo is free and has many unique animals to see.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We visited this zoo while we were on vacation. We have never been to a "free zoo" before so we weren't sure what to expect... This zoo was incredible, it was big, it had all the animals my kids were h...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Excellent zoo. Clean, friendly, and great scenery. Good amount of shaded areas make it a pleasant place to walk through on any hot day. My 3 year old had a blast, especially on the mini train ride and merry-go-round. Great for the entire family. A "must-do" while in the Cape May area.
  • May 19, 2017
    One of the best zoos I've ever been to. Admittance is by donation, which they use to take care of the animals. A huge variety of beautiful animals. Be prepared to do a good bit of walking. Prices are even pretty reasonable for snacks and drinks throughout the zoo. A wonderful place for both adults and kids.
  • February 25, 2017
    Cape May County Zoo is my all time favorite. There are no entry fees; it is just strictly donation based but that is not why I love it here. Each time I plan a trip here the grounds have changed for the better: whether it's a new path, an elaborate bamboo fence for the lion enclosure or a cool hut to get snacks and take a break. The zoo keeps getting better! The animals are well cared for, with large areas to roam, and the zoo keepers are passionate and knowledgeable about the animals. I can't wait to visit again! Thanks for donating and supporting such a unique zoo. You will love it too.
  • May 19, 2017
    This Zoo was spectacular. Its logistics to see the exhibits is thougth out and all of the animals look well maintained with food and water. Also really clean. Recommend this Zoo if you ever near please visit and if you have kids is a must. Also please donate since it has a free admission.
  • April 29, 2017
    Great place to bring your kids! It's free and they keep improving it year after year. Make sure you bring water if it's hot and best to eat before you go in as they don't allow food. Parking is fine though you may have to walk a bit.

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