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The Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 837-3900
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Ranked #24 of 88 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the Buffalo Zoo on a chilly November Saturday. We were aware that at this time of year, certain attractions are limited at zoos, but we were pleasantly surprised by the number of animal areas that were open. The zoo is in the middle of the construction of a very large arctic animal area, that looks like it will... More

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Buffalo, New York
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Buffalo zoo is a good time lots if fun for all ages they have been working on making it better and in the past 5yrs it has paid off...if you haven't been there in awhile I suggest taking a look!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I've lived in two cities where there were award-winning zoos: Tampa, FL and Singapore (Yes, the city in Asia). In other words, I know zoos, and I had a great time at the Buffalo Zoo! I took my mom (in her mid 70s) and two teenagers (ages 16 and 18). I'm in my young 40s. A nice range of ages,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Due to the weather most of the animals were not out. Which makes me wonder why they charge full price. But either way we did see some nice animals and we had a great time.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Anyone visiting Buffalo with children should plan on spending a day at the Buffalo Zoo. It is large enough to host a variety of animals, but unlike some zoos, it is small enough to be able to see everything in one day. The beautiful Rainforest Exhibit is a year round treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Buffalo Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the USA. Set in a Frederick Law Olmstead Park With beautiful sculptures of animals made by the Civilian Conservation Corp during the great depression. A new Artic Polar bear Exhibit opens in 2015. A great time for young and old alike.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stop in with the kids and you will enjoy yourself. The best feature of the zoo is how close you can get to the animals. Unlike many larger zoos where the animals are so far away often you can't see then, here they are really close. Much of the zoo has undergone recent upgrades, so viewing is getting even better.... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've taken my children many times to this zoo. It might not be the best but it has much to offer and is a lot of fun particular way to take the grandkids. We have made significant improvements over the year. It's surrounded by Delaware Park and also close to the art museum. This is a good place to go.... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They have been and still are putting a lot of new exhibits in at the Buffalo Zoo and it just such a great way to spend a few hours outside.

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ORCHARD PARK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a very impressive memorial to our beloved servicemen & women. Well managed & nice restaurant right there. A must visit place on the Buffalo waterfront.

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