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Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460
718-220-5100
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description:           The Bronx Zoo is one of the best zoological parks in the world and one of the facilities administered by the renowned Wildlife Conservation... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Baltimore, MD
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179 reviews 179 reviews
67 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We did not see what the mystique is all about with this zoo. This was our experience: 1. Things are really spread out - unlike other zoos you don't just bump into exhibits. The place is well-marked with signs but poorly organized. 2. Rent a stroller/cart ($10/day) even if your child is 5-6 years old. You'll need it. 3. Food... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Awesome place! You do need the entire day to visit everything. The exibits are awesome and I would highly recommend getting the total experience ticket. If you don't, there are a lot of things inside that they will charge you extra $5 per person. Since you probably wont wanna miss it, you'll end up paying and it adds up to... More

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Albany, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you ask me about our favorite spots to visit, I'd list this zoo alongside Florence and Giverny. The property of the zoo would be beautiful without animals. The improvements have been incredible, allowing the animals to roam more freely and visitors to see them romp. We were so taken by our visit that we purchased a membership for our... More

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This attraction is located directly off the Bronx River Parkway. Should go online to purchase "Total Experience" tickets because it is a good deal since you can go to several events/areas where you would have to pay extra if you did not have this "Total Experience" package. Lots of interesting areas to see especially great for young children. Lots of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went to the Bronx Zoo in February and barely any animals were out. It looked like a very nice zoo, but the majority of exhibits were closed or had notices about the animals not being out due to the climate. I would definitely go back, but perhaps in the warmer months.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you are staying in Manhattan, you can catch at express bus that takes you to the zoo's front door. On the way, you pass through different neighborhoods of widely varying wealth, appearance and ethnic make up. It's very interesting! No need to take the subway, just catch the bus on Madison Avenue, the Bronx Express it is called. The... More

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have been going to the Bronx Zoo for years. It is always nice to walk around and see all the animals. They are constantly changing exhibits and getting new animals so there is always a reason to go back. Food at the zoo is your average concession stand food. In the summer months more concessions and extra zoo attractions... More

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Boone, NC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I wasn't expecting much and was surprised to enjoy a Sunday afternoon at the Bronx Zoo with my 2 grown sons. We ordered tickets online & saved 10% on the Total Experience Ticket which is a good value if you plan to visit at least 3 special attractions/rides. My favorites were the Congo Gorilla Forest and Wild Asia Monorail. The... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Multiple species, many in special environments, some that have been saved from near extinction (bison, Pere David's deer, snow leopard, African wild dogs) are on view in this vast zoological park.There are indoor and outdoor exhibits, seasonal exhibits and child-friendly exhibits. There is a tram for those who cannot walk great distances or are just tired. A fabulous display of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This zoo experience was an awesome experience. I was especially impressed with the Dinosaur Safari! The cost seemed overpriced to experience everything! I was disappointed the Madagascar Exhibit was closed on the day we went! Be prepared to walk a lot and be prepared to wait in long lines for shuttle service. I love seeing the interactions of the animals.... More

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