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Seneca Park Zoo

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Address: 2222 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY
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Should be on your to-do list when visiting Rochester, NY

I love the Seneca Park Zoo. The polar bears, lions and elephant exhibits are first class. We go there several times a year, but I also recommend it for anyone visiting from out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Rochester, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I love the Seneca Park Zoo. The polar bears, lions and elephant exhibits are first class. We go there several times a year, but I also recommend it for anyone visiting from out of town. It's not overwhelmingly large, so you can see the whole zoo in an hour or two.

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Key West
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been coming to this zoo my whole life and I love it. It has improved greatly over the years. I know one of the zoo keepers personally so I know these animals are being well taken care of and are genuinely loved. The cages are clean and the animals all look healthy and happy. My 90 yr old... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited here 2 times, once in 2014 & once in 2013. My youngest loves the playground, & seeing the ducks! My niece also loves the playground & loves the African Exhibit with the bus! We bought my youngest daughter her 1st zoo trip tshirt here, & got a memento from the Photo Booth next to the Gift Shop! The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Seneca Park Zoo has come along way in the 35 years that I have lived in the area. It has a wide variety of animals while being manageable for families with young children and older folks like myself to get around. There is always something interesting and educational going on there. I especially find the caretakers and volunteers friendly... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We have been annual members for more than 10 years. Each trip we see something new. It never gets old to see the animals, feeding time and arrival of babies. Kids always have questions and the volunteers/workers are always informative. It is a clean and safe environment. Some days are more crowded than others but you can always get through... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

For a small sized zoo, Seneca Park has a great variety of animals. My favorites were the ring-tailed lemurs, Amur tiger, three-toed sloth, and orangutans. Having been to a number of zoos in recent years, the Seneca Park Zoo seems behind the times in terms of its primate enclosures. All primates except baboons were entirely enclosed in steel caging, not... More 

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Corning, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visited the Seneca Zoo (2nd visit) in June of 2014. Took my family of 4 plus the grandparents. This is a good zoo to visit with the family.

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Villanova, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Usually I don't like zoos because of the way the animals are kept. The Seneca Park Zoo is a welcome exception. This accessible and engaging zoo offers an outstanding adventure to young and old. There is a wide range of animals and they all look healthy and cared for. The knowledgeable staff are friendly, offer informative comments and answer questions.... More 

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Rochester, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Rochester's Seneca Park Zoo has always been a great attraction, but now with their recent African expansion, they are simply knocking it out of the park in terms of quality of experience! Whether you are having a quality family outing or just want to take a quiet stroll on your own, it is a great place to go. Our family... More 

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Rochester, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This zoo is not very large or varied. A lot of the enclosures are still very small and old fashioned.

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