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Seneca Park Zoo

2222 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY
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Ranked #19 of 60 attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Upstate
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We attended the Zoo Brew. Very much enjoyed wandering with beer in hand. The African area makes it easy to see the big cats up close. I would call this a good place for "date night" as it is a bit of an exotic adventure. Smells are not that bad; just tuck in close to your honey and enjoy their... More

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Rochester, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took our toddler grandchildren to visit this zoo. There are a lot of animals that were local to Rochester there (we can see turkey vultures in our back yard quite frequently). There are no giraffes, no zebras (which our grandchildren were hoping to see). The only thing the grandchildren liked was the lion area (there were several lions for... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First, you have to realize that this is a small zoo. It's simply not going to compare to larger zoos. I did feel the admission price was a little on the high side, but parking was free. The only complaint I have is that a few of the enclosures seemed too small. The staff was friendly, and there were plenty... More

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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A small zoo that has evolved from cages to exhibits. With friendly staff at major exhibits "elephant", lion etc.". To provide detail on the animals I'm the exhibit as well as the overall species. Never crowded. Great value at $11.00. Join the zoo and use your pass at many other zoos on the east coast.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very nice zoo to visit. Not super crowded so you get to see the animals without fighting/pushing for a spot. Very clean. Friendly workers

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Naples, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We always enjoy this zoo. It is very family friendly and not usually buisy, unless you accidentally go on a day when schools are having field trips… then you will be in a sea of children :-) still a fun day but way more hectic. Everyone loved the underwater view of the river otter who swims tricks around its pool... More

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great place to take kids. Make sure to catch the demonstrations listed on the map, there are nice opportunities to get up close to unique animals and a great learning experience for kids. Take some time to stop at the playground & stream, but bring a dry pair of shorts along if going into the stream.

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Walworth, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a little zoo. It would hardly be worth the money if visiting with adults only. It is about the right size for pre-school/primary-school children. Be sure to put the little ones in clothes that can get wet. My grandkids liked the shady splashing creek better than the animal exhibits. Older kids will be bored very quickly. I thought... More

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Rochester, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It is a nice zoo for the size of the City. The zoo recently added a Safari area that features lions, elephants and baboons. The zoo also features an auditorium where you can view the sea lions playing, a polar bear exhibit, penguins, meerkats and many more. I visited during one of their monthly Zoo Brew happy hour events which... More

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I grew up going to this zoo and its only gotten better over the years. They are always adding new animals such as the penguins and polar bears. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting rochester. You won't regret it.

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