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Plumpton Park Zoo, Rising Sun

#5 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Maryland
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
The Plumpton Park Zoo is located in Rising Sun, Maryland, United States, along Maryland Route 273, which is part of the Mason and Dixon Scenic Byway. The zoo is home to 165 animals of 75 different species. The Jeremiah Brown House and Mill Site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is also on the site.

The zoo was started by Edward Plumstead in 1985 on his family estate, initially with deer and a few domestic animals. Now the zoo is home to over 165 exotic animals and a professionally trained staff of zookeepers and professionals. The zoo welcomes over 85,000 visitors a year.
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  • Great little zoo! We have been coming here for years first with my children and now with the grandkids. We love it here. Being able to feed and pet some of the animals is very exciting for the young.....  more »
  • This is the perfect zoo for children and adults alike. It has wonderful wild animals, and then also animals that you can pet and feed. They sell animal food. The large size is $4 in a commemorative...  more »
  • We love the Plumpton Zoo. It's great for kids, especially young ones. My daughter was two the first time that we visited, and she loved feeding many of the animals. We bought a membership on our next trip because it's cost effective if you're going more than three times in a year. Feeding the giraffes was $5 for non-member and $3 for members. Definitely go in the morning when many of the animals are getting fed - that is when they are the most active.
  • Great family zoo! All the staff were very nice and friendly. You can feed some of the animals so the kids loved that. It was bigger then I thought and had lots of great animals to see that were all rescued. It was just all around a great experience we will be back soon

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