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Address: 425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: (508) 991-4556
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Perfect smaller zoo!

Buttonwood Park Zoo is just adorable and perfect for kids who need a smaller zoo. The grounds are very clean and organized. The zoo staff is very polite and helpful. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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North Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Despite being a very small zoo, what it lacks in size it makes up in wonderful exhibits. Great trip for any age.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's amazing what Buttonwood Park has been able to do in regards to fitting a zoo in here. For a long time the zoo was poorly maintained and there was a question as to how well the animals were treated, the new zoo seemed to take that into account and grant each habitat more than enough space. You are greeted... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We're actually family members at Buttonwood which means we get free entry for a yearly fee and my son likes to go and have a look at the animals several times a year. Buttonwood also has several special events throughout the year such as their Halloween night when all the kids can dress up and go around the zoo in... More 

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Swansea, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Cheap admission; animals include elephants, bison, bears, fish, coyotes, etc. Our favorite are the river otters - they are very active and seem to enjoy having an audience! You have to buy tickets to ride the carousel and train. The zoo is right next to a nice park and playground as well. Great day of fun for the younger crowd.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

don't expect much but for the price its good for kids after seeing the animals walk over to the park where the kids can play and have a picnic lunch good family cheap day

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Buttonwood Park Zoo is just adorable and perfect for kids who need a smaller zoo. The grounds are very clean and organized. The zoo staff is very polite and helpful. You can easily walk the entire zoo in about an hour or two. The animal exhibits are easy for kids to see, especially smaller kids. They also have a very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My daughter and I had a great time at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. We live so close, I'm surprised we never went before. The park is very small but a good size for my daughter, we spend half a day at the facility. She really enjoyed the train. I do think the exhibits are a little small, especially the elephants,... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Buttonwood Park is one of the nicest parks in Southeastern Massachusetts. Plenty of parking, a pond, basketball courts, baseball fields, space for children, a wonderful zoo, and a track around the whole park where you'll see many people walking and jogging.

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Barrington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Took the kids this morning to get out of the house. This is not our first visit but the first I remembered to review. This a gem of a park/zoo in a beautiful area. The grounds on this visit were clean and well maintained. The variety of animals is great for a small city zoo. The elephants were out of... More 

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markus2229
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I enjoyed my walk through the Buttonwood Zoo. Didn't see any evidence of mistreatment of the elephants as some reviews suggest, I also notice, for whats its worth, that the 5 negative reviews on here regard the elephants exclusively and are from people who have only done 1 -2 reviews on this. Make of that what you will. Not saying... More 

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Additional Information about Buttonwood Park Zoo

Address: 425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: (508) 991-4556
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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