Turtleback Zoo

Opened in 1963, New Jersey’s Turtle Back Zoo has a long history in the West Orange community, and its continued growth ensures that it will remain a fascinating destination for years to come. Turtle Back Zoo’s more than 20 exhibits include the Sea Turtle Recovery Center, a Sea Lion Sound & Touch Tank and a butterfly tent filled with more than 700 live butterflies. Explore the zoo’s beautiful South Mountain Reservation surroundings on the zoo’s miniature train or by paddle boat. Or, try your hand at Safari MiniGolf, a 19-hole course where you’ll putt past a life-size gorilla, hippos and a series of other African animals.