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June 15, 2004
From journal Week in the Poconos
January 8, 2004
From journal Labor Day Weekend 2003
September 24, 2003
From journal Pennsylvania Here We Come!!!
October 19, 2002
The first exhibit you pass is the lion. The animals are caged but they have large areas to roam. No it doesn’t look like the Saranghetti as most new and modern zoos do but the animals appear to be well kept and reasonably happy. There is a nice mix of the exotic and the every day.
The children can feed the giraffe with the help of a member of the staff and they particularly enjoyed this. There are many attempts to entertain the younger guests all over the park. There is a dinosaur bone dig where children get a shovel and dig in the dirt for small dinosaurs. The staff is ever vigilant for anyone who might be having difficulty locating one; they are directed to an area where the fossils are more prevalent.
There are many photo opportunities available. Children are encouraged to climb aboard the covered wagon or enter the teepee set up in the Wild West area. They can also mine for gemstones for an additional fee. A show is offered in a pavilion several times a day and children get to hold and touch snakes and lizards. The kids loved that. This park is truly geared toward children but some of their offerings are beautiful and unique. The white Bengal tiger was magnificent and there was an albino wallaby that was the cutest thing. I loved the fennec fox, which I thought was the most adorable animal I’ve ever seen.
The paths are tough walking and unpaved. There is no way a stroller could be used with great success. This is a rustic setting so be prepared to watch out for tree roots and stones in the paths. There is some expansion going on so there will be new offerings next year.
There is nothing slick about this operation but on a warm day it offers a lot of shady coverage and more than enough entertainment to keeps kids and adults happy.
There is a snack bar and a large picnic area offered. The gift shop has some beautiful stuffed animals and lots of other things as well.
From journal Our Summer in the Poconos