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Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

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216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Great little zoo outing.

This is definitely worth the trip. The animal exhibits are conveniently close together. Very good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
zachary p
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Monsey, NY, United States
via mobile
Favorite place

Great for taking the kids and now grandkids. Get close to the animals, feed the ducks take train... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
johnberndt
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New York City, New York
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (121 reviews)
“pony rides” (55 reviews)
“merry go round” (32 reviews)
LOCATION
216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
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+1 201-262-3771
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely worth the trip. The animal exhibits are conveniently close together. Very good zoo for young children. There is a five minute train ride around the zoo that is enjoyable for all ages.

Thank zachary p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for taking the kids and now grandkids. Get close to the animals, feed the ducks take train ride. We can come here over and over again.

Thank johnberndt
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Long time summer spot for Bergen County. The little zoo is the biggest attraction for young children. But I still like it!

Thank Salvatore F
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great park, kids get up close and personal to the animals. Love the train ride. Next door a great playground and carousel ride.

Thank foreverclay
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Beautifully cared for smaller zoo with adjacent train around the property, a carousel and a playground. Great way to spend an afternoon with children. Highly recommend. There is a gift store and refreshments. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because...More

Thank E S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The Van Saun Zoo is a nice local zoo. The kids have always loved the train ride through the zoo. There is also a nice playground area -- there are playgrounds for toddlers and then one for older kids. Also a great carousel.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Have been going to this park for years. They have everything you need in a park. A big playground for the kids as well as plenty of room for them to run around. The zoo is quite good. I recommend stopping by the monkeys and...More

Thank Patrick W
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

I love this park! There's so much to do! There's the zoo, train, carousel, playground, and the pony rides! It's the absolute best for the kids! I especially love the winter wonderland event in december with the ice rink! I dig it!

Thank Ryan G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We love the Bergen County Zoo. It is a family favorite! We are members and they have many great activities all year long! Wonderful new updates and fantastic programs. My kids go to their zoo camp for a week in the summer as well! Love...More

Thank Liza H
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

With parks in Bergen County to choose from this def. is one of the more fun ones I found with my children growing up as well as into their adulthood. Always interesting and fun things to see and do. If you arn't from the Bergen...More

Thank 375evelynec
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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
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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.
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catrine111
26 August 2016|
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Response from Mr D | Reviewed this property |
Ditto on the food truck. Suggest picking up some sammies on the way in, or ... ...bring your own food (burgers, hotdogs and self-starting charcoal). They have free grills you can barbecue at...how much better than... More
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