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Turtle Back Zoo

#2 of 15 things to do in West Orange Features Animals
560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
+1 973-731-5800
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Growing Zoo!

Went to the Turtle Back Zoo when i was a kid and boy has it changed since then. A LOT of new... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dan E

well run zoo.In addition,they have a great zipline.If I had the time,I would visit once a week due... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
+1 973-731-5800
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the Turtle Back Zoo when i was a kid and boy has it changed since then. A LOT of new attractions to come. this zoo is a beautiful place to take your friends or go on a nice weekend outing.

Thank Dan E
Reviewed 1 week ago

well run zoo.In addition,they have a great zipline.If I had the time,I would visit once a week due to the array of animals and the way they are cared for.

Thank marianne333607
Reviewed 1 week ago

Turtle Back Zoo is new and improved... I remember this place as a child... Great Memories... And it has withstand the test of time....

Thank aprilgal09
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice zoo to visit if you live in the area. Very clean and the animals seem to be very well cared for. Not an expensive visit either and you can easily spend a few hours walking around and enjoying all the zoo has to offer.

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zoo is adorable and there's a large parking lot across from the facility. Kids had a great time.

Thank TraumaLevel1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw a young boy tease a big cat in his cage. The child had one of those plastic bats and rubbed it across the fence. The cat was so disturbed--the kid's father was oblivious. Terrible. Animals don't belong in cages.

Thank Tomichm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great zoo. The exhibits are very detailed and nicely done. The zoo is a good size and had many fun extras to do. I wish they would sell online tickets! We figured if we arrived around 2pm, we would have plenty...More

1  Thank JEN M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice relaxing zoo. We went on day when a bunch of school kids were in field trips, but the layout of the zoo made it manageable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really great zoo - it's not too big or overwhelming - but large enough to see a nice array of animals. The giraffes were mesmerizing. And we loved watching the prairie dogs. There are many areas to sit and rest and very...More

1  Thank dalamont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange is easily accessible from most of Northern NJ and just an hour from Westchester County. We visited with four little ones ages 2-4. The zoo was designed with young children in mind offering a combination of viewing and hands-on...More

1  Thank ggsmac
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Kevin M
How much time do you need to see everything?
22 May 2017|
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Response from Suzy_Shopper | Reviewed this property |
I'd say go early and your visit will be a much better experience. The zoo tends to get very crowded as the day goes on. So I'd say 2-3 hours is enough to see everything.
Is the zip line included in admissions
18 April 2017|
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Response from happy01124 | Reviewed this property |
hi mickey! no, the zip line is not included in the price of admission to the zoo. they are separate entrance fees. the zip line entrance is outside the education center building nearest northfield ave. you will need to... More
Can you bring a toddler red wagon into the park?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Mitchell K | Reviewed this property |
Yes but stroller better