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Beardsley Zoo

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Small Zoo but definitely worth the trip

We spent about 4 hours at the Beardsley Zoo and I think we saw everything. I brought my 7 year old... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
West Hartford, Connecticut
Always a pleasure going there

I hear and read about so many people who say they would never go to a zoo because wild animals... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Gilda C
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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All reviews prairie dogs merry go round few hours gift shop well taken care young children exotic animals day trip nice afternoon rainforest exhibit walk around free parking small children couple of hours great for kids pack a lunch on display
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

I hear and read about so many people who say they would never go to a zoo because wild animals belong in the wild. Well, until the world can come up with a solution for keeping ignorant, selfish humans OUT of the wild, then we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gilda C
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We really enjoyed this zoo and it is really well laid out. The exhibits and displays are not overdone and the animals have room to roam.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank merritteanderson
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have been going to the zoo for a long time. Always enjoy seeing the animals and really enjoy the talks given by the people.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

I really enjoyed visiting this Zoo with my friend and her grandchildren earlier this summer. The zoo was very clean and the animals were content.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mara D
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This zoo is rather small. Admission is low so it's a good value. You can walk the entire zoo in less than 2 hours. Nothing spectacular. I've been to many zoos throughout the US and I still think the St Louis zoo is tops.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Totally a family affair for the whole day. Just take it slowly and appreciate all the wonder of the animal kingdom protected for our sake. It's more than "just" a zoo - it's a repository for endangered species that are well kept and honored. Handicap...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

If you are fascinated by exotic animals—condors, poison dart frogs, tortoises, sloths, and scarlet ibises—you will enjoy this small zoo. I don't understand the negative reviews. Anyone who says they spent an hour or less must not have stopped to look at anything; my son...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

I recently visited Beardsley Zoo for the first time. It's mostly oriented towards children which is a good thing, and hopefully they learn something about conservation and respecting animals. However, I found the zoo to be a tad depressing. Some of the enclosures were really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We have not been to the zoo in about 5 years due to the kids being older with other commitments. We went recently and we so impressed with the updates and all the animals. The kids now 10 and 13 were so happy to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

We spent about 4 hours at the Beardsley Zoo and I think we saw everything. I brought my 7 year old granddaughter and she really enjoyed it. It has been updated quite a bit since I was here with my own children in the 80's....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Loreen N
July 10, 2018|
Response from johnbooker82 | Reviewed this property |
No but there is a few animals that roam free. Like a peacock.
July 8, 2018|
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Response from gordonsmc | Reviewed this property |
The area around the Zoo is low density, park-like residential area with rather low crime rates. As far as I could look up there is no establishments nearby that would be considered as contributing to delinquency (dive bars... More
Terri M
June 10, 2018|
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$15 for adults, $11 for seniors (62+)