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Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Bridgeport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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New Haven, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Not a fancy zoo but enough to keep littlest ones entertained. Camel rides are fun and the Carousel is overpriced in my opinion.

Bronx, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took the day off from work and decided to re visit the Beardsley Zoo . Lots of pleasant changes have happened . We packed a lunch and ate it at the picnic tables . Just a short walk in at plenty of seating . Zoo's are extremely expensive to run and this zoo is doing a good job of... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great for a trip with the kids. Small enough to take our time and see everything. Food and extras were very reasonably priced. Also had several shows that we're fun and informative that the kids really enjoyed.

Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family and I visited the zoo on August 10,2014. I was appalled at the conditions of the animals. Not only were their enclosures too small but very dirty. The big cats did nothing but pace back and forth while I stood there for 30 minuets. This in inhumane to house large animals in these small cages with nothing to... More

Norwalk, CT
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a nice little zoo in the city of Bridgeport. Plenty of different animals to see. There is a carousel and a small playground for the small ones, plus the Peacock Café. There are peacocks wandering around the property, so be careful. Don't miss the tigers and otters!

Hamden, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Decided to spend our day off visiting Connecticut's only zoo in Bridgeport. Hadn't been there in over 25 years back when our kids were small. Pleasently surprised with it's park like setting, free parking and very clean and well maintained grounds. A very nice children's zoo with lots of activities for the small fry and enough interesting plants and animals... More

Oxford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Set your expectations for a small zoo . View it as a nice couple of hours walk in a park with some nice animals and you will be satisfied that it was time well spent.

Aventura, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Well kept easy walk through. You can see the animals are taken good care of Cost is inexpensive. Don't miss the condor

Amherst, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Let's not pretend this is the Smithsonian Zoo or the big one in San Diego--you're not going to see every animal in the world in freakin' Bridgeport. The animals are kept in nice big, clean enclosures (not sure what other people were complaining about), with a nice variety including hawks, gators, wolves, turtles, wild boars and more. The highlights for... More

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not a great selection but they do have some wolves (interesting exhibit) and two tigers. The rest are prairie dogs, camels, deer, birds, bison, monkeys, a couple of alligators. The parts most enjoyed by children were the farm and the tropical house. You can get around it in two to three hours and there are lots of places to rest... More

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