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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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Zoos are some of my favorite places to visit when traveling and moving to Syracuse, I was skeptical of the local offering. But this zoo has pleasantly surprised me. Unlike the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Zoos are some of my favorite places to visit when traveling and moving to Syracuse, I was skeptical of the local offering. But this zoo has pleasantly surprised me. Unlike the last two cities I've lived in, most days the zoo isn't a hassle to deal with. No massive crowds and the park is a nice size. Big enough to... More 

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This zoo appears to have undergone some renovations recently and is in very good shape. Right off the main entrance are a series of exhibits, leading to a small indoor rainforest where birds fly free and ducks walk right in front of you. The lowlands area features duck ponds with fountains and are teeming with all kinds of birds -... More 

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Cutchogue
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had a day free while working in Syracuse last summer, so decided to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. It's very conveniently located close to downtown (but not within walking distance). The zoo was clean and the animals seemed well cared for. I enjoyed walking around the spacious property watching the different species. I saw families with children, and they... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's a small zoo where children will have a lot of great fun. We wnet there with our 2 years old, he really liked to watch the indoor monkeys, aquariums and birds. It was a bit cold so man animals were inside. Would suggest you to bring a picnic if its a nice day. Parking is free and entrace cheap.

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DeWitt, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

took my 2 kids and their friend to the zoo. have been here several times, but never wrote a review. the kids could play here all day long. they didnt want to go home at the end of the day. they wanted to go see all the animals again for the 2nd time. the penguins were soo cute. we even... More 

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Variety of animals and the penguins of course! We took our nieces and nephews for an afternoon and it was our first time there. The staff was friendly and we were able to see everything we wanted to see without big lines! We had a great afternoon

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband and I went to check it out and it was entertaining, just not very large. There were lots of moms and toddlers and school children on field trips which is great to see education in progress! There were several exhibits closed down for various reasons, and that is understandable. The animals were lovely and the care used for... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went with my class to visit the zoo! It is such a wonderful place to visit with a group of kids. The zoo is clean, the animals are very well taken care of!! Love this zoo!

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Potsdam, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Animals look well cared for and everything is in good shape. I went on a sunny day and we spent hours wandering around, taking photos, and enjoying the exhibits.

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Sarasota, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been going to this Zoo since I was a kid. They've added & updated a few things but not much has changed. Always a good time!!

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