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The Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 837-3900
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Ranked #25 of 90 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
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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Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Buffalo, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

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

This zoo is just the right size for my grandkids and me. Always being improved. While I sometimes feel sad for the animals in a zoo, I know that everything us being done to give them a good life without the dangers that they would face in their natural habitats. Yu can see that the Director and staff really care... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not too big, but has a lot of good attractions and not too pricey. Definitely good for families and in a good location!

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

for upstate ny this is a good zoo. Not the cleanest but something different for us clod weather people

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Warren, Pa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Excellent day trip for a family. A lot of interactive exhibits. Highly recommend. Great location, convenient to other sights of interest.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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