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The Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 837-3900
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Ranked #22 of 97 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Gardens
Owner description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the... more » Owner description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York, second only to Niagara Falls.Located on 23.5 acres of Buffalo’s beautiful Delaware Park, the Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals and more than 320 different species of plants. Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of conservation, education and recreation for Western New York. « less
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Wooster, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The first thing I noticed was the construction at this zoo...however, I never deem that a bad thing as it means they are expanding and making the zoo more enjoyable for future visits. Many of the animals were out and enjoying the nice day. There are lots of exhibits and plenty to be seen. One of the only zoos I've... More

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Meadville, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

What an amazing zoo in a small city! They have the only living Indian Rhino born by artificial insemination. She, Monica, and her mother, Tashi are inseperable and are so sweet. They have they type of skin that looks like armor or prehistoric. Thye have a great assortment of animals and a great polar exhibit coming soon. The staff and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I go to school in Buffalo and have been to the zoo many times. Although it's small, it has a lot of exciting animals to see like lions, polar bears, elephants and giraffes. And the small size of zoo actually makes it much easier to navigate and see everything you want in a day. Every year they also have a... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a great time at the Buffalo Zoo. It is a nice sized zoo - yet you can ge thru it in about 3 hours depending on the age children you have with you. They have a wonderful Monkey exhibit and had several babies out with their parents... It was really cool. We heard that there were baby polar... More

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East Berkshire, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A zoo is a zoo! Animals are easy to view but their enclosures are small. The animals do look distressed as the day we visited it was quiet warm. Our grandchildren enjoyed seeing the gorillas. There are many enclosures being renovated. The zoo is easy to get to and parking is adequate. There are numerous other activities for the children... More

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Kenmore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Took my out of town freinds and their grandbabies there for the day when they came from out of town..the kids had a blast in the rainforest room and they loved the monkeys..it was a great day for not alot of money..Great prices and the park area was great for the kids to take a little break...:-)

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Miami
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67 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went here with our grandkids while visiting Buffalo and they have a great annual family pass which our son and his wife had taken advantage of. The polar bear enclosure was great and so was the bird/waterfall exhibit. Stunning! There are great wide open spaces for the kids to run as well as lots of play areas. There was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I went to the zoo for the first time in 15 years and I was absolutely traumatized. Not what I expected from Zoo! All the animal enclosures were way too small! There was a Buffalo being swarmed by 80 bees. The elephant inside was in a cage barely larger then himself. Imagine standing in a phone booth all day. I... More

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Dansville, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Despite the construction, this zoo is a great place to spend a day with the family! My wife, son (4 yrs. old), and I loved it!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the Buffalo Zoo. It is priced well at $10.50 per person and is what I consider a half-day zoo. We saw the whole park in 4 hours although the time spent at the zoo may go up as soon as they open up the Arctic Trek section which seems to be taking a good size... More

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