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Address: 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone Number: 203-394-6565
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Cute Zoo even in the Winter

We were in the Bridgeport area looking for something to occupy a few hours of our time. We weren't really sure how many inside options the zoo would have to offer since it was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my young toddler to this zoo and while she loved the farm animals, it was so devastating to see the tigers and leopard pace back and forth over and over. They also look malnourished and miserable! The tigers were so thin. I wish this zoo had better practices in terms of maintaining the animal's health and wellness. It is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is your zoo snob reporting on a new to me zoo. The reviews you'll find here run the gamete of terrible to awesome, well, I'll tell you, it's somewhere in the middle. If you're an avid zoo visitor, here are some comparisons. It's smaller than Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA and the animals' cages are in better condition... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There is nothing to see there , it looks like a farm , most of them are domestic animals, no elephants no lions. Don't go there.

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Bronx, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great zoo and park. Took a drive up from the Bronx after seeing this place online. We had visited the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence RI on the weekend prior and had a great experience. Drive was about an hour, with small stretches of traffic on a Sunday early afternoon. Upon exiting the highway, there are a few winding smaller... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I am usually a very positive person on TripAdvisor, but I must admit, I made a terrible mistake the other day. I brought 3 young children to the zoo on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. They ALL asked why the animals looked so sad. The animals cages were tiny and in some cases, totally overgrown. The larger animals paced back and... More 

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Woodmere, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We finally got to this zoo after having been to nearly every attraction for kids in Ct, over the years. We were able to go today and it was just the right size and amount of time for a 4 yr old. I also loved the beautiful carousel and antique horse collection that surrounded it as well as the greenhouse... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is not a zoo, it is a hell for animals. Cages are dirty. "Natural environments" are overgrown, unkempt and feces ridden. Employees are unknowledgeable about animals. Food offerings are cheap, awful fast food. The place is just filthy and not a zoo by any stretch of the imagination. Bridgeport may once have been nice (like a century ago)... More 

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Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were in the Bridgeport area looking for something to occupy a few hours of our time. We weren't really sure how many inside options the zoo would have to offer since it was a very chilly day but we were pleasantly surprised. The admission cost is not bad as far as Zoo's go. If you are a AAA member... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great little zoo to stop by and see. Only takes 1- 1 1/2 hours to see it all. Fun exibits great people. Small place to sit and eat (burger/ checken fingers/ fries) also snack/ ice cream window plenty of outdoor seating. An indoor classic carousel to see also! Also a small botanical garden. Reasonable gift shop. Animals are close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As far as a family outing with young children, the Beardsley Zoo is small and intimate . It is not so large that you are walking what seems like miles and miles to see things that are not necessarily appealing to the interest of young children. They enjoy the carausel as an added attraction. There may not be an abundance... More 

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