Hidden Gem: The Salisbury Zoo

Hidden Gem: The Salisbury Zoo

Most people in the US have visited a zoo at some point in their life — as a child, a parent, or grandparent.  And with good reason — there is at least one zoo in every state in this country plus the District of Columbia.  Yet when you eliminate from that lengthy list all of the zoos that charge admission, you are left with fewer than 15.

One of the rare zoos that is free to visit, I’m happy to say, is in my hometown, Salisbury MD.  The Salisbury Zoo is not very big, and it does not include any big game animals, but it is free, well-maintained, and supported by the community.  As an added bonus, there is a fantastic playground and the city park at one end of the zoo.

If you’re driving through Salisbury on your way to Ocean City this summer, why not stop by and take a quick tour of our zoo?  You’ll be glad you did.  Here are some photos I took on one of my recent visits there.

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The Salisbury Zoo is located at 755 S Park Dr, Salisbury, MD 21802.  Telephone 410.548.3188. Open every day, year-round, from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

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