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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 10 October 2018
VacationMom201
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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
tabasco3
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Burlington, New Jersey
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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 slow moving line to purchase our tickets for the zoo and train. Surely there could be some better way to move adults and children along in a timely fashion.

Thank Karen O
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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 sloth... :-) Larger animals such as Bison as well. Really neat.
There's a miniature train ride that's only $1.50 for non-residents of Bergen County. As well as a magnificent large carousel at the entrance to the park for $1.50 as well. Last ticket is sold at 4:30pm.

The zoo is $4 or $8 for adults ages 15-61, $2 or $5 for children 3-14 for bergen county residents and non-residents respectively. Active military are Free. Children under 3 are also free.

There are daily animal shows in the amphitheater with schedules posted at the entrance.

All in all: Great deal for the price and very well kept.

Thank TravelerAtTimes
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Thank StanMakovsky
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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
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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
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