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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
hmillea
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North Providence, Rhode Island
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North Providence, Rhode Island
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

just big enough to enjoy a few hours of strolling and walking through. very relaxing and very affordable.great selection of animals and very clean. great visit for famlies,we will be back this year,

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

beautiful park with lots to do....most of us grew up with these animals it is well kept low cost and short distance...don't confuse this with the other larger zoos but it does have a charm of its own and it belongs to us...

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Massachusetts
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nothing very interesting or exciting here. They talk all the time about expanding while they can't really take care of the property they have now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Small and very affordable. Obviously well loved by it's community. Great variety of animals. They were in full Halloween glory with Zoo Boo. Very family and children oriented. The elephants were wonderful. They obviously love their keepers. They follow around their keepers like puppies!

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The zoo was very tiny, but we did an elephant encounter where you get to go behind the normal fence and interact with the elephants and there keepers really cool, totally worth the extra money !!!

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Additional Information about Buttonwood Park Zoo

Address: 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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