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Turtle Back Zoo

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Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
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+1 973-731-5800
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10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30

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Great Zoo!

Love this zoo! My son loves the train, touch tank and carousel. And of course all the animals. We were last there for a birthday party and it was a great experience. The kids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sharon C
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this zoo! My son loves the train, touch tank and carousel. And of course all the animals. We were last there for a birthday party and it was a great experience. The kids had a blast and the staff was super friendly. If you kid has a say you will be there for hours!

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Thank Sharon C
Caldwell, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The TBZ just keeps getting better. They have added more exhibits and the zoo is kept clean. We always enjoy our visits. We have annual memberships as well.

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Thank Debra W
South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to the TBZ for about 10 years and it just keeps getting better. Great for little ones. Get an annual pass. It's well worth it!

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Thank zeldas756
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Must Visit!! - My Son loved it! The animals are so close and its easy to walk around the park. Parking is Free and it has great places to eat locally.

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Thank Tina T
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Turtle Back since my grown children were young, but I had heard of the renovations and enlargement of the zoo. It was really nice. And near by the zoo is a new recreation park with walking paths, a restaurant, mini golf and outdoor play space.

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Thank sixmolars
Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience for the little ones. Enjoy free parking and entrance with a small donation to the Food Bank of NJ during the winter months. The zoo was decorated nicely with scattered stations for smores, hot chocolate and other treats. Santa was there too! Limited animals at this time of year though!

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Thank captainl301
Bloomfield, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went last week to see the Christmas Light Show at Turtle Back Zoo. Although most of the animals are away for the winter, the kids there were happy. Nice to see families out and about enjoying themselves. People helping people taking pictures of family. This way no one is left out of the family pictures. Plan to go back in... More 

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Thank James M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had recently went there for their Christmas light show. It's so cute because they have Christmas themed lights and figures for everyone to see around the zoo. Definitely will go again.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to see the zoo lights for Christmas and it was great. it is free in this time of year start from 5pm (the open the door at 4:30pm) and some of the animals are out. it was fun, my kids love the 2 wolfs that were going around and took a lot of pictures. The cafe is open... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Holiday Lights Spectacular runs Fri, Sat and Sunday from Dec 8 -Jan 3, 2017 except on Dec 24th and 25th with hours between 5 pm - 9 pm. The good news is sheltered garage parking is still free. Admission is still $14 for adults, $11 for seniors and 2-12 year olds and under 2 years is free also bring... More 

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