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Bergen County Zoological Park

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Small but fun zoo

Whenever we are in the area we make time to come to this zoo. It is very small, and likely would... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Panama City Beach, Florida
A quick visit

My husband and I only had about an hour that we could dedicate on visiting this zoo. We actually... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Burlington, New Jersey
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216 Forest Ave, Van Saun County Park, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Whenever we are in the area we make time to come to this zoo. It is very small, and likely would only take an hour, but they have a number of interesting exhibits. In addition, it is right next to a "small railroad" that travels...More

Thank VacationMom201
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I only had about an hour that we could dedicate on visiting this zoo. We actually probably stayed just slightly longer. This zoo is perfect for families with young children. There are plenty of animals to keep young kids interested. They have...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Have been here a few times, and it always is a good day. the zoo is well maintained, the exhibits are well viewed. carousel and train always fun for the kids.

Thank mozes51
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Train, zoo are good but playground gets too crowded. Walking paths are in poor condition at best. For kids 7 and Undet it’s great. Otherwise avoid

Thank toddtodd
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Van Saun Park has been a family favorite for over 40 years, and we have always enjoyed our time there. We only have one complaint as of our recent visit with our 2 year old grandson. We waited about a half hour on a very...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Van Saun park is just large enough to make an afternoon interesting and just small enough so that you don't end up limping to the car. A long time favorite of the suburbs close by. The zoo has all your favorite animals and even a...More

Thank TravelerAtTimes
Reviewed 27 August 2018

They have a zoo, train, carousel and more. Lots of playground space with swings, jungle Jim, and more.

Thank StanMakovsky
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The playground/ splash pad is perfect for a "heat advisory" in NJ! My 3 year old had a blast. the zoo is small enough that he will walk the whole thing himself.

Thank Christina G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Enjoy watching the many animals, train ride, carousel, playground, and pony rides. I've had great times with my kids here and Bergen County residents benefit from a discount

Thank GilaER
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A very well organized zoo. Visitors can get close to the beasts and learn a great deal about them. They live in fanciful dwellings and all look like a happy lot. The staff is generally friendly and informative. Only issue is that there is no...More

Thank bruceegert
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31 July 2018|
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Response from foreverclay | Reviewed this property |
The hours can be found on their website. It depends on the ages of the children and what you hope to see and do. I love going with my great grands
Karen O
13 April 2018|
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Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
They are open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monica C
18 January 2018|
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Response from William I | Reviewed this property |
Well it is the dead of winter. Most zoo animals are not out.