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Address: 425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: (508) 991-4556
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Great small zoo

Despite being very small, this zoo makes up with great exhibits. They have a wonderful beaver exhibit as well as a nice cougar exhibit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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Connecticut
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A New Bedford native, I remember the zoo from my childhood and taking our sons there. They remember Emily, the elephant, and the train ride, 30 years later. It was always fun ... but the monkey house in the center smelled real bad & was prominent in the memory bank. WOW! This BPZ is awesome. The setup allows an enticing... More 

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Despite being very small, this zoo makes up with great exhibits. They have a wonderful beaver exhibit as well as a nice cougar exhibit!

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were visiting family in Wareham for a week and friends recommended we check out the zoo to give our 4 year old something different to do. This was great advice! It was a great way to spend the morning. The zoo is small enough that it is easy to walk to see everything without tiring out the young ones.... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Buttonwood Park Zoo is in a beautiful woodland area. The grounds are very neat and clean. There are great demonstrations. Such as the daily mountain lion feeding. They have various events throughout the year to entertain and educate visitors. There is also a cafeteria on site that serves burgers, fries and other items. The staff is courteous and professional.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We are members at this zoo & use our membership pretty often. This is a nice small zoo with a focus on native animals. Other than the 2 elephants, you will only see indigenous New England animals . No lions or tigers, but you will see bears! You'll also find lynx & bobcat amongst the residents. They also have a... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My kids love the animals ,the train and carousel. Boo at the zoo in October cannot be beat. Easy to walk through with little one and they even have rental wagons for the kids so you don't have to carry them when they get tired!

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MA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm a big fan of this fun little zoo. It's the perfect size for young children. My children are 3 & 7 and love it. The whole zoo can be easily explored in 2-3 hours. Then there's the carousel & the choo choo train to make the trip that much more fun. I highly recommend visiting the zoo during the... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was disappointed with the small size until we started walking around and realized it has alot of animals. The kids liked feeding the ducks and the fish in the duck pond. There were some exotic animals too, bears, an indoor reptile and bird exhibit,and I was surprised to see elephants in small place like this. It was definitely worth... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Located in New Bedford, MA on a corner lot between busy streets, this small zoo with large animals is extremely enjoyable. Bison and white tail deer share a large lot of land and are the first animals you'll see. As you walk left around their habitat you'll find a bobcat and Canada lynx in back-to-back large cages with lots of... More 

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Oswego, New York
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103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you are a zoo enthusiast, you will want to go to this small zoo. In my opinion it takes more than just the number of creatures to make something worth seeing. Here, you have a place where it is easy to see that the animals and birds are not stressed out and pacing in their enclosures, are very well... More 

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