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Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Bridgeport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Buffalo, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Where are the animals?? No lions, elephants, gorillas, giraffes, hippos, seals the list goes on. They don't even have Bears and its in their name. Disappointed, but it was a nice day too walk around and it is cheaper than visiting parks around here. I wouldn't bother with this (zoo?)

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Connecticut
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited Monday June 17, 2014 with our 7 and 4 year old grandchildren. Light foot traffic I guess being a Monday. We saw and did everything in about two and a half hours. Parking is complementary. It's a relatively small park with limited exhibits but there were some species we had never seen before. There are the usual few... More

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Stony Point, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Took my daughter and 18 month old granddaughter to the zoo on 6/14/14. Zoo is laid out very nicely with plenty of shade and benches. Also has many places to sit and eat lunch. Animals are close to viewing spots and my granddaughter was thrilled with seeing them "up close". Very nice zoo experience for young children. Site is neat... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I chaperoned a field trip to the zoo last week. We got lucky and the weather was perfect for us despite a lot of rain in the area earlier in the week. The zoo itself is pretty small compared to other zoos-not that I'm complaining. It was large enough for the 4 hours we had to explore and the boys... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

There is no animals at all.I went there with my family. AND THE KIDS WHERE BORED .Theres no animals. What zoo have u been to rhat dosnt have a bear . The beardsley zoo has a bear but it has a dises the dises is Trichinosis. The bear is a carnival bear its bored and it dosnt eat right

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a surprisingly great time at the zoo. More animals than we thought, and ones that we never would see normally. Clean, information about exhibits was great. There are lots of picnic tables, so bring your lunch. Food also available in zoo. All in all, it was a very good afternoon.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good place to visit just when You want to get out on a nice day and walk around. They have a variety of animals to see.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beardsley has a wonderfully laid out zoo and botanical gardens. Not overwhelming. Enjoy strolling peacocks as you tour the zoo. There are many great eateries within a 5 minute drive.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

For the only zoo in Connecticut its okay, i think they could do better with the foods that are sold and the animals that are being presented they should have more animals on display but its a nice zoo for the family to be at

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Coastal Ct
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146 reviews 146 reviews
13 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

While not as big as some other zoos it is a nice place for a day out with the kids. It has come a long way from what it used to be with more animals in a better setting. They no longer have an elephant but have added a lot of animals and birds that the kids may be more... More

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