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Plumpton Park Zoo, Rising Sun

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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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  • We had 5 grands and parents with us. Kids were 1-15 years old and all were entertained. Was small enough that it wasn’t overwhelming but enough of the big animals to keep the teens excited. The best.....  more
    We had 5 grands and parents with us. Kids were 1-15 years old and all were entertained. Was small enough that it wasn’t overwhelming but enough of the big animals to keep the teens excited. The best.....  more »
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  • This is a very nice small zoo in the country with a very good variety of animals ranging from farm to wild/exotic. A great first zoo experience with grandchildren. The kids are able to feed and pet the gentle animals. They enjoyed seeing animals we have read about like Llamas and bears and giraffes. We were able to see a lot in 3-4 hours time before our youngsters grew weary. Older children could find more to experience for perhaps another hour or two at best. Limited options for dining so pack a lunch and snacks and drinks. Worth a return visit. Pretty clean with hand sanitizing stations and clean restrooms.
  • Small zoo most of their animals are rescued!!

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