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Southwick's Zoo, Mendon

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#2 of 16 in Zoos & Aquariums in Massachusetts
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Family-owned Southwick's Zoo houses over 100 different species of animals. The 120 hectare (300 acre) Southwick homestead was a dairy farm when the family began collecting exotic poultry and other birds. In 1963 the family opened the zoo, and it has since expanded with a chimpanzee exhibit and skyfari ride. Enjoy a 15-minute ride above the zoo to get a bird's-eye view of the exhibits housing sika deer, chimpanzees, elk, and cheetahs. Visit the deer forest for a chance to pet and feed the deer. To visit Southwick's Zoo and other attractions in Mendon, use our Mendon trip planner.
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  • I’m not very keen on zoos but this one is an exception. Set under trees, which is ideal on a hot day, it is easy to navigate round especially for anyone with wheelchairs. Walkways flat and easy to.....  more
    I’m not very keen on zoos but this one is an exception. Set under trees, which is ideal on a hot day, it is easy to navigate round especially for anyone with wheelchairs. Walkways flat and easy to.....  more »
  • We spent the whole day there. One of the nicest zoos we have ever seen. The entire place was spotless, both the public areas and the animals' enclosures. All of the staff seem to enjoy their jobs.....  more
    We spent the whole day there. One of the nicest zoos we have ever seen. The entire place was spotless, both the public areas and the animals' enclosures. All of the staff seem to enjoy their jobs.....  more »
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  • We had the best time there. The animals are well taken care of. We absolutely Loved the Deer park. You can feed them and pet them. Went to the restaurant had a delicious meal. Our server was incredible! We will definitely be going back Two thumbs up
  • Best zoo experience! The walk around the park moves at a nice pace and even for a discount weekend day the crowds were not bad and the lines to see exhibits were nonexistent. The animals are all in nice enclosures but they’re all easy to see and take pictures of from the path. The two interactive animal enclosures were a lot of fun and highly recommended. Great overall experience!

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