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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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Waterford, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Groton
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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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New Haven, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lovely little zoo, with a good range of North American animals, a well as two magnificent tigers. The zoo is very well cared for with lovely grounds. They have a beautiful carousel as well as a collection of old carousel horses & cater birthday parties there. They have a nice cafeteria as well as plenty of tables for picnics.... More

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lot of walking which could be hard on the little ones! Attractions are pretty far apart! Carousel is great! Children and Adults can enjoy this.

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Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beardsley is a medium sized zoo that is in good shape and well maintained. You can see the whole zoo (with a walking 5 y.o.) in 3 hours or less. We usually spend about 4 to revisit some favorites. Because of the size of the zoo there are no really large animals- elephants, giraffes. But there are a couple tigers.... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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Bronx, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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.

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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

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Norwalk, CT
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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!

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