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Plumpton Park Zoo, Rising Sun

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 130 reviews on the web
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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  • My family and I try and visit this zoo several times a year. Up until a few years ago we had a membership (kids are all grown up now). It is one of the places we try and go when they are home though. ...  read more »
  • My wife, mother-in-law and I visited on a late Friday morning. $11.95 for adults was admission. They give you a map and send you on your way. One nice thing was seeing Peacocks roaming the grounds at ...  read more »
  • Enjoyed seeing the animals and my twenty month old grandson really enjoyed. The zoo is small but has a good variety of animals and quite a few that you can pet and feed, which he loved. We purchased a...  read more »
  • I really enjoyed going to zoo it's not a very big Zoo but it's big enough to enjoy and have fun. all the employees I met were very courteous most of the animals seem to be well taken care of physically the price was very reasonable. I went with four people two adults and two children and it was $40 to get in. When I first started looking at the zoo I was afraid to go because it was in Rising Sun Maryland and I'm black American and I didn't think that I would feel comfortable or welcome there we was the only black American family there I was highly surprised that a lot of other families randomly talk to us about the animals and did we see certain exhibits it was pretty cool experience
  • Its okay. Some of the animals, I feel, should be living in better habitats then they are. Kind of made me want to have them rescued :( I did notice though that it looks like they are rennovating the place and building new habitats. It was not the worst zoo I have been too, but it certainly wasnt the best. Hopefully they can improve for the animals sake.
  • My 7 yr old & 3.5 yr old grandkids loved this little country zoo and so did I. A surprising selection of animals included two Bengal tigers (one white), an alligator, monkeys, assorted birds, camels, bobcat, bear, fox, bison, llamas and/or alpacas & much more... plus a few creatures I had never even heard of before! Very clean environment including the animal cages, well kept with lots of shade from mature trees on a hot day & even a sprinkler here & there to try and run under (great conditions for both animals and guests). We found clean bathrooms for the humans too! The animals' water dispensers and swimming pools had plenty of fresh clear water. Jimmy Giraffe was a favorite for us, he came right over to the fence to greet us -- apparently there are times you can help feed him but we weren't there at the right moment -- it didn't matter to us because he was very social and friendly anyway. The tiger enclosure has a donation box to help rebuild their pen -- the kids were thrilled to contribute a little toward it. The gift shop area is tiny (YAY!) and affordable, each kid can get a small souvenir & a hot dog, chips & soda on the way out if without breaking the bank. A very fun & affordable day out. Highly recommended!
  • I drove an hour yesterday to take my 8, 5, and 7 month old sons to the "zoo". I definately believe that this was not a zoo but more like a family farm with exotic animals. The alligator enclosure was way too small, so was the brown bears, the bobcat, and tigers. The animals just did not seem happy. We went into the room where the birds were kept, and all these of these birds could have been purchased from petco. They weren't really zoo typed birds. I had a horrible time trying to stroll my infant baby in his stroller and ended up having to carry him and force my way through the gravel at the same time. The bathroom was so small, that when I had to do a diaper change, the diaper table literally blocked both stalls so everyone had to wait in line for me to finish. They supposedly had a gift shop that was nothing but a shelf with stuffed animals on it. My sons really wanted to feed the giraffe but no one informed me that the tickets needed to be purchased at admission. I wish I would have been offered while paying or the pricing to be located along with the admission pricing. This place is not for any child in a stroller or for anyone who is disabled. Coming to this "zoo" had me completely frustrated and irritated the entire trip. The Baltimore Zoo is way better and closer for us. I think the name of Plumpton Park Zoo should be changed. I think it is definately misleading. I hope a lot of changes are made here. This trip was not enjoyable for a growing family like mine.
  • For the price, a great time for kids. Especially enjoyed the ability to hand feed dime of the animals. My main issue is the quality of the exhibits for the animals. They all seem kind of thrown together. I've been to a number of well run zoos and sanctuaries, and comparatively it seems like they just kind of threw the environments together.
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