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3 Palms Zoo

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Go to visit rescued animals--but no frills

My husband and I needed a thing to do for a few hours while on a trip. Shawn, below, describes the... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Suzanne P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fun Road-Side Rescue Zoo

This is a small country zoo for rescue animals. The area is muddy, particularly near the pig pen... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Shawn H
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Jun 21, 2018
“Go to visit rescued animals--but no frills”
Apr 4, 2018
“Fun Road-Side Rescue Zoo”
We are Delaware's only hands on, interactive petting Zoo! Here guests can socialize with exotic, wild & domestic animals in a lush garden surrounding. Our petting zoo is a fun learning experience for kids of all ages. We are Delaware's only petting...more
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924 Blackbird Forest Rd, Clayton, DE 19938-9742
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

My husband and I needed a thing to do for a few hours while on a trip. Shawn, below, describes the rescue and zoo very accurately. If you want a nice air conditioned bathroom, gift shop and eatery, this place doesn't have any of that....More

1  Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The place was dirty,badly maintained,the parking whole thing was dirt including the parking lot there were big holes and trip hazards everywhere there was no bathroom only a disgusting portapotty Don’t let the website fool you and the admissions guy was a jerk don’t waste...More

2  Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a small country zoo for rescue animals. The area is muddy, particularly near the pig pen and is kind of a "do it yourself" operation - largely overrun by chickens and geese. We enjoyed looking at the animals for about 30 minutes and...More

1  Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This isn't your typical zoo, but it is a nice wildlife animal rescue. You can see lots of animals depending on the time of day, some even walk among you at the zoo (geese and tortoise). They have Llama's, goats, fox, bunnies, guinea pigs, donkey,...More

1  Thank edobey
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful trip today. talked with the zoo keeper for about half hour and got basically a one on one tour! tons of rescues animals and Gus... well my kids cried to leave him. my 2&3yo walked great here. they give bamboo with $5 entrance. every...More

1  Thank Alora O
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a joke! It is out of the way but once you get there your in for a disappointment. The parking is a dirt lot with tree stumps and sticks all over it. This is nothing but an over sized farm of rescued...More

3  Thank jonathan m
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This little place is out-of-the-way and simply organized, but a fascinating experience (especially for little ones). A zoo comprised of rescue animals (what a wonderful idea!), friendly (and kept at a distance for those few exceptions) and varied, with bamboo to feed them. It's a...More

2  Thank P8130DWandrewg
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Pretty much a little roadside zoo of the type that should not be happening. Sure he has rescue animals but he has created a mish mash of exhibits in dog kennels and other things. Plus he does not have the only alligator in Delaware. the...More

1  Thank robert m
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

The zoo is comprised of rescue animals. Very nice assortment. Admission is very reasonable and the money goes towards animal upkeep. You can feed and get very close to most of the animals. Nice way to spend about an hour with the family.

1  Thank Jmoney67
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Went for the first time today. It's a nice zoo with a great variety of animals. The staff was helpful and friendly. The animals look well cared for and our kids had a blast.

1  Thank Summer L
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