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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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Great Place to Spend a Day

As a kid, you loved going to the zoo to see all the "wild" animals. Well the Buffalo Zoo makes that experience come alive again for adults as well as children. Well laid out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We took the grandkids to see the baby polar bears they love it .they want to go all the time.every weekend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

As a kid, you loved going to the zoo to see all the "wild" animals. Well the Buffalo Zoo makes that experience come alive again for adults as well as children. Well laid out with very informative exhibits, it is a great way to enjoy a day. Come early, parking right outside the gate and a nice little food court... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Was there recently, had a great time at a wine/beer/cider/food tasting event, very cool, great zoo, seems that they have gone to great lengths to make the place something special and it has worked, ok it's not the NYC Zoo but it is Buffalo, compact but very enjoyable, great times great place

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

No animals should ever have to go through the trauma the animals do at Buffalo Zoo. I went to the zoo today with 3 good friends 2 of which study animal conservation and at first we were excited the staff were so lovely, but the moment we walked inside we burst into tears we saw an elephant swaying in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went to the Buffalo Zoo when we had a 3hr break between a Bat Mitzvah and the reception. The zoo accepted our reciprocal membership, gave us a map, and we were able to see all but 1 animal and ride one ride in 2hrs. There were some animals there u had b vet seen before and due to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Grand Parents took Parents & 3 under 6 for the afternoon, we were done in say 2.5 hrs. It was Lovely, well kept, clean, changes always ongoing. Not a LONG walk.. manageable with little ones.. Lots to see, nice variety. Hands on buildings, aquariums, inside exhibits.. play areas, things for them to do.. Missed my beloved Polar Bear, new home... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The zoo is very good for the size of the city of Buffalo. It's easy to get around and the parking is close with easy access. Definitely worth a visit next time you're in Buffalo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Zoo was laid out very well it was easy to follow the map. For a small Zoo they had quite a variety of animals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Zoo a is great place for young children to learn especially at the Buffalo Zoo. Fun Fun and education.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is not bad for the price. They have variey of animals. I love the indoor exhibit. You can park on one of the side streets to save some money.

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