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Plumpton Park Zoo

1416 Telegraph Road

Plumpton Park offers the perfect blend of big zoo animals and small zoo comfort. Come see animals like Jimmie the Giraffe, Louie the Black Bear, and Zoe the Zebra along with Alexis and Miracle the Siberian Tigers in a very close and intimate setting. We're a wonderful destination for children and families as well as animal lovers of all ages. The Plumpton Park Zoo is located in Rising Sun, Maryland and is one of Maryland's favorite family zoos.


Carrie Johns

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Great place to take kids when you don't want to head to Philly and spend a ton of money. Kids are able to pet some of the animals and can even feed them food pellets purchased at the ticket window. Inexpensive for adults. But still fun to walk about. Our toddler had a great time seeing all the animals and petting the goats.

Britney Bell

Saturday, July 7, 2018
This zoo was perfect for my 7 month old daughter! She loved it. There was just enough to look at and do for her attention span. Very pleased that it was stroller friendly as well. Animals for the most part seemed happy though some I noticed were limping and had minor cuts. Absolutely loved feeding the animals and experiencing the free roam roosters and peacocks!! The reasons why I only have this a four star and not five are: 1. The parking is limited...get there early!!! 2. There is a rabbit exhibit that needs attention (not one of the giant rabbits, but the smaller brown and black one). The fencing around this rabbit's hutch is about 3 feet high. Please make this fence higher, as a rabbit can easily jump three feet! I dont want this poor thing to escape and get hurt. Also...rabbits should have a bowl to drink from, not a bottle.

William Yeske

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Fun place for smaller kids but seems to be a bit run down in areas. It gives a vibe that it was a pretty good place at one time but has gotten away from the owners over the course of years. Has potential and you can tell the staff care about the animals. I think if it got the right funding to make some of the animal exibits larger, it could be a really cool place. Not bad place to stop and spend 2 hours with a little one.

C Harris

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
A great local zoo, especially for smaller children. A lot of interaction possible with the animals. So glad we found this gem! Can’t wait to return after their renovations are complete. πŸ¦πŸ΅πŸ»πŸ°πŸ·πŸ¦’πŸͺπŸ¦“

Samantha Snyder

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Came across this zoo on a trip to Washington. Lots of active animals. Many of the exhibits need some updating, but it looks like they are underway on a large update. You can purchase food to feed the goats, sheep, and llamas. Play area for children when you need a break. Nice place, would go again if we were in the area.

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