It is a fantastic day trip for us here in Ocean and Monmouth Counties and it's only an hour or so away. I'm talking about the Cape May Zoo. It's a simple ride down the Garden State Parkway and the zoo is right there, off Parkway Exit 11.

My family has gone many times and it's beautiful and FREE, although donations are welcome. It's a great day to go and have lunch and see all kinds of animals.

Now the Cape May Zoo has been named as the BEST zoo in New Jersey! The zoo received the honor from Readers Digest:

"The number of acres: 200. The number of animals: over 550. Cost of entry: Worth it. Nothing makes for a better day trip than the exciting (and free!) Cape May County Park & Zoo. Open every day except Christmas, this zoo boasts favorites such as the ring-tailed lemur family, magnificent snow leopards, and endangered red pandas. The reptile and amphibian house are also worth a walk-through for brightly-colored poisonous tree frogs." ~ Readers Digest 

Congrats to the Cape May Zoo. Take your family on a fun day-trip here in the beautiful Garden State.

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