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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Address: 1 Conservation Place, Burnet Park, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: 315 435 8511
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Rosamond is a beautiful zoo. Animals and habitats always look well maintained. I never realized what a truly wonderful zoo this was until I visited another a few hours away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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haddon Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Plants were nice (because isn't that why most people go to the zoo?). The inside aquarium to small animal house chronicled the steps in evolution which I thought was a unique way of sequentially displaying the exhibits, (Note: Creationists, just don't read anything and see the nice animals.) I also think the lion cage (next to the peacocks) looked woefully... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Rosamond is a beautiful zoo. Animals and habitats always look well maintained. I never realized what a truly wonderful zoo this was until I visited another a few hours away where animals were in actual cages with bars. I had always taken it for granted that all zoos had large natural-like habitats. My kids enjoy seeing the animals and it... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had to make a trip to see the newest addition to the Elephant habitat--and he did not disappoint! What a cutie! We were thrilled to get a glimpse...even more thrilled when they brought all the Elephants out, to play/eat. We couldn't take our eyes off him! Of course, the entire Zoo is wonderful! And we noticed many positive changes since... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been coming to this zoo since before I can remember and even now as an adult I still love it. The adults love the zoo as much as the kids do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took our grandchildren for the day, great place for a good price! Friendly, helpful staff. We remember trips to this zoo from our childhood and from taking our children, it's only improved!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is quite a nice place to go to, lots of animals and an open air bird sanctuary. This place is great to go to any time of the year. However if you come in summer, if it is extremely hot out, the outside animals usually aren't out of their barns, except the elephants, so try to... More 

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Charleston,SC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

OK, It was hot. But it's tough to explain to 5-year olds that you are going to see LOTS of animals, and then not see any.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We have visited many zoos, including San Diego, and we advise that this zoo is well designed and kept in such a way that you can see a lot without making it an overly long day. They may not have the number of exhibits or animals as San Diego, but the quality of the facility is on par, and unlike... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you live in the area and have children a membership is the way to go!! When our grandchildren visit it is the first thing they want to do, rain or shine there is lots to see and do. Even lunch! From the staff to the cleaning crew the employees are very well informed and helpful. The BOO at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We love the Tigers and there is a baby elephant there too. It is small and perfect for younger kids. They do have special events throughout the year.

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Additional Information about Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Address: 1 Conservation Place, Burnet Park, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: 315 435 8511
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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