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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: (716) 837-3900
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Description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United...
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.
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Nice sized zoo for young kids

my kids are 5 and 7 and really enjoy the Buffalo zoo. It's the perfect size for them to be able to walk around and not get tired out. They especially love the Rainforest exhibit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We love visiting Zoos But this one was not worth the money. Very Small, not much animals. The Rainforest was the nicest part of the zoo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

my kids are 5 and 7 and really enjoy the Buffalo zoo. It's the perfect size for them to be able to walk around and not get tired out. They especially love the Rainforest exhibit and the Barnyard.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The buffalo zoo is alot to be desired as compared to other zoos in different states. I feel the animal houses are in need of great repair. Buffalo needs to dump some bucks into this zoo.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The poor animals all look sickly and very sad. They should try and switch the animals out if possible or work on that. The front looks better, the ticket area

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a small zoo that is in the middle of the city. There is a $10 entry fee which is minimal to say the least. I am from Toronto, Canada and we have a large zoo but I enjoyed this small zoo more than out zoo. It is a great place to spend an hour or two. Kids will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Truly a waste of money. I saw more animals at the bars downtown during Happy Hour. One or two Animals per site. Many areas were either closed or had no animals .The buffalo that ran away had the right idea. Stay away. Go to the waterfront instead

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

An amazing zoo located within the city. Renovations are underway new Arctic Area for the polar bears and the like. The Tropical area is spectacular with all of the colors and sounds. Lots of baby animals have been born this and those are the ones that the grandkids love. Great place to spend the day !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have been getting a Buffalo Zoo membership for the past 3 years now. It's a great place to take our young boys for a few hours. The zoo is small, usually takes about an hour to walk the whole thing. The food and souvenirs are affordable and the little playground they have set up for the kids is a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I absolutely love the Buffalo Zoo! It's such a fun place to visit. My family has had a membership since I was little. I've seen so many great improvements, especially over the last five years. The new-ish Rainforest Exhibit is beautifully done. The plants, trees, waterfall and climate all feel like an actual rainforest. They have vampire bats, an anteater... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We went to the Buffalo Zoo during a March break day trip to Niagara.From the highway it looks a bit like a zoo/petting farm, and I've always wanted to go there but never had the time to stop. It was a little pricey but not terrible, and we were able to use a coupon we'd downloaded. The animals all seemed... More 

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