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Frederick and Western Maryland Sights

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

  • 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd. Map It
  • Thurmont
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Fodor's Review

About 6 mi from Catoctin Mountain Park, this preserve/zoo holds more than 350 animals on some 30 acres. The zoo is easily navigated by children, and the tall trees and winding paths make for comfortable walking. Exotic animals here include tigers, macaws, monkeys, and boas. A petting zoo allows kids to mingle with goats and other small animals. Throughout summer there are interactive shows, when the little ones can touch snakes and learn about grizzlies.

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13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, Maryland, 21788, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $14.95
  • Mar., weekends 10–4; Apr. and Oct., daily 10–5; early to late May and early to late Sept., daily 9–5; Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 9–6


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