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Seneca Park Zoo

2222 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY
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Ranked #15 of 58 attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Seneca Park Zoo and have lived in Rochester area for 27 years. Never knew what I was missing.

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very small zoo, some of the exhibits have been upgraded, many need upgrading. It is located in an urban park, space to expand is a local issue. On the plus side the zoo hosts some fun events for the community. It also provides options for groups of kids from schools, agencies, camps but unfortunately the groups are often poorly supervised,... More

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Brockport, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'm not a big fan of zoos to begin with, but anyway I find this one pricey for its size. I'd have never gone, if I didn't have a toddler who should see a zoo (I suppose…). Some bits are fun — like the baboon cage and the lion pen where you are separated by just a pane of glass.... More

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Rochester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Want to spend a morning or afternoon visiting a well taken care of zoo? This is the place! There are a wide variety of animals in appropriate habitats. There are interesting zoo talks by animal handlers. It is easy to get around and there is a snack bar and play area. Afterward, you can drive a little farther into the... More

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Rochester, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been a Rochester native, and have gone here many times over my lifetime. The zoo is not too bad considering it's limited space, however that is it's chief problem - you can EASILY walk through here in less than an hour. Even with a small child an extra half hour is all it takes, and given the price,... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I don't claim to be a Zoo snob, but I would prefer the Buffalo, Syracuse or Erie (Pa) zoo over the Seneca park Zoo. The layout is very narrow and long, so if you want to see the elephants you need to walk past every other exhibit. A small portion of the zoo has 2 paths (so you can see... More

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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Seneca Park Zoo is not one of the largest zoos I have visited, but it is one of the nicest and most fun. For its size it has a wide variety of animals, and the habitats are interesting, authentic, and visually appealing. The zoo is constantly upgrading, improving, and adding exhibits. It is easy to get around, well laid... More

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Canandaigua, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to this zoo last summer and we had a blast here! There were a couple of shows of the animals going on when we were there so we went to them and we also had fun just touring around to see all the animals on display (and there were a good amount).

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fort erie
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was our first time visiting a zoo in the heart of winter. What a nice experience it was. It was also our first time visiting the Seneca Park Zoo. We spend a lot of time at the Buffalo Zoo and recently made our first trip to the Toronto Zoo -which was two full days of animals and attractions. We... More

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Ripley, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We are big zoo people and try to visit at least one when on vacation. We spent about 2 hours at the zoo in March 2014, but it was a warm 41 degrees that day. Most of the animals were out for a winter day. The best exhibits are the otters, which have under water viewing, and the new lion... More

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