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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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Good small zoo

We visited today with our two kids, 4 and 8. We went last year too. This is not a huge zoo with lots of animals and walking, but that was good for us. I think it was a good value... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited today with our two kids, 4 and 8. We went last year too. This is not a huge zoo with lots of animals and walking, but that was good for us. I think it was a good value. It took us about 3 hours to see all the exhibits and then the kids played in the playground and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Took my granddaughter to the Buffalo Zoo for the first time (14 months) and she loved seeing the animals especially the ocelot, ant eater, colorful birds and the fish. Munched on the chicken nuggets we ordered at the on site food arena. Grounds and animals are being well maintained and cared for. Looking forward to our next visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Buffalo Zoo is small, but a great value. I love the simple layout. You don't really have to do a lot of doubling back to see everything. A lot of the exhibits have a variety of vantage points and glass windows. The rainforest walkthrough is awesome, and has two levels so you can walk by capybara cooling themselves in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took my daughter here for her 1st birthday. She really didn't know what was going on, but she loved the animals. I was saddened to see that in each exhibit there was only one animal - one lion, one gorilla, one rhino. It was quite sad. The zoo itself is okay at best. The rainforest was probably one of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I should have come on here and read reviews before making the trip to the Buffalo Zoo. I will totally admit it was our own fault for not knowing but we thought we would be seeing the newly renovated zoo. Last time we were at the Zoo we were told it would be completed in Spring of 2015 so we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of a return trip to the Buffalo Zoo. This zoo is set up very nicely. The only problem we had when we were there was the construction going on. They are building a new Arctic Experience area. I will have to return when it is finished, looks like it will be very nice. We really... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was very disappointed with a 2hr drive to this zoo. The grounds were not well kept where the animals are, a lot of the animals you can see as the overgrowth is a place for them to hide. The elephant was in a large building behind bars and not in the normal area where it can be seen, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The zoo was pretty neat overall, but there was a lot of construction, which gave the feeling of a good portion of the zoo being off limits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were only in Buffalo for the day and it rained all day. We had promised our kids a stop at the zoo, so we went in the rain. We had the place to ourselves. Of all the zoos we have been to, we have never seen a hyena--and this time we did! Was able to get great pictures, as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not impressed with the small habitats and felt bad for the animals. The animals were also not always in pairs. One tiger? One hyena? Three giraffes in a small mowed lawn? A giraffe kept indoors in a boxing ring-sized cage? If you want to put wild animals on display, at least give them room to be animals instead of window... More 

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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: (716) 837-3900
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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