"The Zoo" Philadelphia Zoological Garden Tip by richiecdisc


Chartered in 1859, the Philadelphia Zoo is the first in America and though modernized to house its 1800 animals from around the world, it retains a Victorian air.

It was one of my favorite places to go as a kid and though I have been to more elaborate zoos since, it still has a special place in my heart.

Directions: The corner of 34th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.
othercontact: February through November - 9:30

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  • Updated Mar 12, 2010
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