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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

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560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Open All Hours
+19737315800

For a unique and fun zoo experience, treat yourself to a visit to West Orange's Turtle Back Zoo, NJ. If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, head to the zoo with the whole family.

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    Sun-Sat
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Report | a year ago
Such a clean and well maintained place that we continue to enjoy since growing up. Beautiful habitats, all pathed pathways and shady options/places too eat and bring your own food. Gift shop is seriously over priced but expected
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Report | a year ago
I had not been to Turtle Back since my daughter (now 21) was 5 or 6. This time, I brought my Mom! It was at the end of a perfectly beautiful day and although near closing time. We enjoyed it immensely! Looking forward to seeing the exhibits that were not yet opened another time!
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Report | a year ago
Although the zoo has some current construction going on it is still a great place to bring the family. The area around the zoo is amazing as well and makes for a great day out.
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Report | a year ago
Great for younger kids. Very walkable and family friendly.
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Report | a year ago
Hardly any animals there and those that were there were poorly kept. Walkways were uneven. Cookies in the restaurant were rancid.
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Report | a year ago
Very very clean!!!!!
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Report | a year ago
We had an expired Groupon worth $15.00. It stated on the paperwork that the $15.00 would not expire. The cashier would only give us $10.00 towards admission. (Contacted Groupon and they did credit my account the $5.00). The giraffe exhibit was closed. There was a dead bird hanging in he hawk's cage (had to explain that to a 3 year old). It's a nice place-maybe it's better later in he spring and summer.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great local zoo. Lots to see, even when it's cold and several exhibits are cold--for the Groupon price it's well worth it even as an activity for a couple hours. Very easy to use the voucher. My bf and I (in our late 20s) went and enjoyed.
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Report | 2 years ago
Enjoyed & visit very much. I wish some of the other attractions were open, but we will go back.
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Report | 2 years ago
Beautiful place to visti
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From Our Editors

Day off? Enjoy a day filled with nature and global zoo animals at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. No need to splurge on a baby sitter ? tots will be right at home at this zoo.

At Turtle Back Zoo, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door. Come to the zoo today and indulge in a great walk to see many animals and scenic views.

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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Sun-Sat
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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