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Southwick's Zoo, Mendon

#2 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Massachusetts
Family-owned Southwick's Zoo houses over 100 different species of animals. The 120 hectare (300 acre) Southwick homestead was a dairy farm when the family began collecting exotic poultry and other birds. In 1963 the family opened the zoo, and it has since expanded with a chimpanzee exhibit and skyfari ride. Enjoy a 15-minute ride above the zoo to get a bird's-eye view of the exhibits housing sika deer, chimpanzees, elk, and cheetahs. Visit the deer forest for a chance to pet and feed the deer. To visit Southwick's Zoo and other attractions in Mendon, use our Mendon trip planner.
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  • Took my great grand daughter there last summer and we had a super day. She loved chance to get close to the animals. we live 7 miles from ten zoo and have taken our grand children there for years  more »
  • This zoo was great! They have an impressive collection of animals that you won’t see at a lot of other zoos. Their animals are in very nice enclosures and look very well cared for. Definitely recommen...  more »
  • This was my first time to Southwick Zoo. I am so impressed with the variety of animals available to view and how close you could get to them! I don’t have children, but if I did I would want to be ext...  more »
  • Best privately owned business. A days worth of things to do and see, shops and very family oriented. Well cared for, knowledgeable staff attending customers and performing animal shows. Staff genuinely cares for the animals. Restrooms are maintained very well, facilities support nursing moms by providing Private rooms with rocking chairs for comfort! Price seems steep but well worth it considering all the expenses to provide such a great place for family fun! Great Job Southwick Zoo!
  • Could quite possibly be the best zoo in New England. The deer petting area is amazing. So much to see and a large portion of the park can be enjoyed under a tree canopy. Great to visit even on those hot days.
  • I am impressed with the obvious care the animals receive. Much bigger than you would expect, there is a lot to see and do there. Perfect opportunity for young kids and adults alike to have lots of fun while learning about our precious and endangered co-inhabitants on this earth. Highly recommend
  • Nice small zoo. It is good for a half day visit. It's got an interesting set up, feels like it started as an animal and became a zoo because the enclosures are sort of cozy. You can bring your own food and get a stamp. To go out and eat lunch of you want which is good.
  • This is by far the best Zoo I 've EVER been to. They have so many exotic animals to see & even interact with. Dozens of different monkey species !!! The Ski-lift ride around the park is amazing !!! Lots of Kiddie Rides & 2 Adult Rides.. Ample Parking..Wheelchair Accessible Parking & Bathrooms, an amazing restaurant, & friendly/informative staff !!! Southwick Zoo Is A MUST ATTEND PARK !!! Enjoyment For Adults & Kids !!! $25 basic admission Adult ticket.... $33 unlimited rides adult ticket !!!

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