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The Buffalo Zoo

Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: (716) 837-3900
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Ranked #26 of 166 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo...
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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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Toronto, Canada
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165 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's small and you get closer to the animals than at other zoo's. I really liked that. Ok it's not a whole day but I think your kids will love it!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Buffalo Zoo is small and cozy. I used to take my kids there when they were young, and I still maintain my family membership. It's small enough that it's easy to do with small children, yet there are a wide variety of animals to look at. The rainforest exhibit and the sea lion/otter exhibit are some of the new... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having traveled around and the opportunity to see other zoos, I would have to say that considering that Buffalo is lagging behind in rehabilitation, and is just now getting a just due renaissance, the Buffalo zoo is one of the nicest zoos I have seen. And it has really improved over the last ten years, with the addition of many... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

As one of the oldest zoos in the country, the Buffalo Zoo has maintained the integrity of the original designers and architects. With strong community and corporate support, it continues to renovate, creating a great living environment for its animals, and a great view for guests. It's fun, educational, and a wonderful afternoon stroll in any season. I encourage visitors... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We love this zoo! It is a manageable size for young and old, especially good when you have limited time. A season pass is quite reasonable and there are exhibit improvements being made all the time. A great spot for a family outing!

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Buffalo, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Docent tours are outstanding...new Artic Edge exhibit opening this year.. lovely S AM rainforest with Howler Monkeys (and much more)...easy to walk and stroll...child friendly..excellent habitat of Lowland Gorillas ( w newborn) and wonderful variety of trees

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Amherst, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a very walkable zoo and you can see what you need to in an hour - or you can take a longer stroll. Be sure to bring your camera! I especially like the Rainforest exhibit (love the waterfall) and the otters!! The gorillas are also fascinating to watch. I can't wait to see the polar exhibit when it... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a great zoo. It's not so huge that you have to dedicate an entire day to it - you can do it in a few hours. The exhibits are great and I can't wait until the polar bear exhibit is complete. The tropical rain forest/birdhouse exhibit is fantastic especially going up to the second level to get above... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Buffalo Zoo is a lot of fun and has some great exhibits, its not huge and you can get through it in a few hours. The giraffes and elephants are probably my favorite. FYI there is an amazing cupcake shop across the street if you need a sweat fix - Fairy Cakes I believe.

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Williamsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great zoo with wonderful attractions. Love that they have been adding new things and have small rides for children of small ages. We would take our children there when they were younger - a membership is the way to go if you are going to go a couple times and with children who doesn't?! :) Would highly recommend a membership... More 

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