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Beardsley Zoo

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Address: 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
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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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Westport, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's an educational experience for young children. Mom and dad's will also enjoy themselves as well.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beardsley Park & Zoo is a must for anyone visiting the area. Any time of year it is fun to visit the animals, and at Christmas time they have a whole village theme along with Santa for the kids, and the park is great for sledding! The park is also a great place to have picnics in the warmer months,... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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58 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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