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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
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Staten Island, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went here before we left CT. Very pleasant zoo, but really aimed for the kids. I would definitely come back, but with kids!

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Stratford, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Having grown up in Bridgeport, and only a mile away from the zoo, I have seen it change over the years. It is a wonderfully interesting attraction to see. The exhibits have been modernized over the years, and I am still partial to the otters. Take your kids for a ride on the merry-go-round and during the summer enjoy the... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a great small zoo. It take about an hour and a half; then you are done. It's quaint and manageable. It's obvious the animals are well cared for.

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Norwalk, CT
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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited with wife and kids, ages 4 and 14, and everybody had a great time. All of the animals are majestic and beautiful and always are treated nicely. Lots of interesting facts about each and every animal. The carousel is great for small children. Their "Peacock Café" is great for a quick bite or a full meal. Their is a... More

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm not one to post negative reviews, in fact, I think this is my first. I suppose my review is based on the fact that I grew up in Bridgeport and remember when the Beardsley Zoo was worth visiting. The species of animals have dwindled over the years. MANY times, even when the temperatures are favorable, the exhibits (a few)... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We've been to Beardsley Zoo twice. There are some great things about it, like constant activities going on: camel rides in the summer, Halloween activities, etc. But some of the exhibits are pretty small and outdated for the animals. Toys for the animals are old, the glass on the peccary exhibit could use some replacing so the tots can actually... More

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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The zoo has come long way since the 1970's. These days there are many outdoor creatures to view including lions, tigers and wolfs. There is the duck, goat and petting area as well. Lets not forget the indoor rain forest exhibit too. There is the historic greenhouse that goes back almost 100 years and the carousel with many different horses... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to this zoo with positive attitudes hoping our 1 and 2 year old children would get to see Bears, monkeys, and other large animals. While I was paying the $14 admission fee, I thought to myself "This has to be a good zoo for such a high entry fee".... Boy was I wrong. No Bears, Many Empty &... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really nothing special here. It was a nice afternoon. In the off season it was not crowded. If I were in the area and had nothing better to do, I'd consider it, but there are better zoos and aquariums around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

a day well-spent for everyone. My first introduction to Beardsley Zoo was when I was a child . It was a wonderful and memorable day spent with my grandmother. I went back many times after that day and later took my 3 children. You won't be sorry you made the trip and you will be helping to support a great... More

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