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Plumpton Park Zoo, Rising Sun

4.1
#33 of 122 in Outdoors in Maryland
Plumpton Park offers the perfect blend of big zoo animals and small zoo comfort. Come see animals like Jimmie the Giraffe, Louie the Black Bear, and Zoe the Zebra along with Alexis and Miracle the Siberian Tigers in a very close and intimate setting. We're a wonderful destination for children and families as well as animal lovers of all ages. The is also a shaded picnic area and snack bar.
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  • We have been several times and its a local attraction. The gay staff emulates the vibrancy and true colors of a small intimate zoo. Young or Old your sure to leave with a big smile and warm heart. HAP...  more »
  • We have been coming here for YEARS!! They have done a FANTASTIC job of updating everything here for the animals! It’s a great way to pass a couple of hours with the Kiddos or Family! Be sure to visit ...  more »
  • Plumpton Park is great. It’s a quaint little zoo with many animals. Small and easy to navigate with little ones or a stroller. There is option to buy pellets to feed to the animals which is always a f...  more »
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  • This is a fun zoo to go to when you don't want to travel to far. It has all the sights that children, and children at heart, want to see and a lot of touching of animals. With plenty of hand washing stations close by. I like the mix of both domestic and wild animals, tropical birds and reptiles too. It's fun for the whole family. It has small concessions to enjoy. Pick a nice cool summer or early fall day because it can get quite hot without much shade. And the animals are not as active in the heat.
  • Love this place. Some enclosures could be more suited for some animals. Seems like always a work in progress with improvements, which is a good thing. Public donations are necessary. I go once a year or more!! Love it!!
  • Took my two kids (ages 2 and 6 months) today. It was a great trip! I was very surprised at the size of the zoo and how many different types of animals they had. The staff was very friendly and we could see many employees actively working to enhance the zoo. We spent over two hours here (a long time for us!) but we could have stayed all day. Very pleasant, lots of shade and opportunities to sit. We packed a picnic lunch and ate it there. We'll be back!
  • I absolutely loved it here. It's not a huge zoo, but they have a good variety of animals, even giraffes and tigers. It was not crowded and I didn't feel rushed to look at anything. It is a lovely property. My husband, son and I had a great time. I would love to come back to visit very soon.
  • This is a WONDERFUL place for families and people of all ages to enjoy. My mom and I (55, 19) spent the day here and can't say enough good things. The variety of animals is impressive, all the cages are personalized and entertaining, the facility is clean and well taken care of , and best of all the animals are inquisitive and interactive! When you walked up to a cage, they usually walk right up to check you out, and in certain areas you can enjoy petting them. I spent most of my time playing with the birds in the exhibits, they were fun and playful and so interested in the visitors! Great place, so happy it's here, I will hopefully be bringing back some of my friends from UDel for visits because it's so close and so much fun. Keep up the great work staff and don't miss the chance to visit!

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