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Beardsley Zoo

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Address: 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone Number: 203-394-6565
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Great zoo , informative and interesting

We enjoyed this place and could see smaller children having the best time here. Toddlers to pre- teens were having a great time at the exhibits Everything was marked well and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Masch40
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Alamogordo, New Mexico

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Derby, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a great park for kids. Again if you don't live in the same city as the zoo you have to pay $40.00 for the entrance which is unfair to me because I pay taxes.

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slc, ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was impressed with the zoo. It was easy walking and viewing the animals was easy. The food or snack availability was excellent and reasonably priced

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this place and could see smaller children having the best time here. Toddlers to pre- teens were having a great time at the exhibits Everything was marked well and even though some of the attractions were no open , like the bug house, we still enjoyed ourselves. Easy to find and a good .value

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NIAGARA FALLS
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is over 90 years old, but doesn't look it. Well maintained grounds and habitats feature a large variety of creatures, but mostly in smaller habitats. I was very surprised the 2 varieties of wolves have more room to wander than the Amur tigers or leopard. They have 2 rides you can purchase: a Carousel and Camels, along with... More 

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CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with this zoo. It is local and inexpensive, and there are a lot of good exhibits. All of the habitats are well maintained, and the animals seem healthy and stimulated. Most of the animals were active and appear to be enjoying life. The zoo is very focused on conservation and captive breeding.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Widely advertised African Penguin exhibit was a huge disappointment. The enclosures for the animals are too small with the animals relegated to pacing back and forth which is always sad to see. Won't go back

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been to this zoo in over 20 years. The main reason I went, was to see the new penguin exhibit. I love penguins! They only had one small exhibit with a just a few penguins who seemed to be taking a nap, not much activity. Very disappointing! We arrived around 2 pm and found out the zoo closes promptly... More 

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Woodmere, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we like this zoo because it isn't too overwhelming for young children. Since our last visit over a year ago, prairie dogs were added. Our grandson loved the peephole to watch them. They also had camel rides, which he did not care to try. There is a lovely carousel, which I enjoy viewing along with the carved horses on the... More 

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Levittown, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went there today. They had a decent variety of animals, including tigers and such. It's not the largest zoo out there, but the staff seems to be knowledgeable about their exhibits and passionate about their animals. I think children will enjoy it. We saw a number of families enjoying the exhibits with enthusiastic kids going from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the zoo with our toddler and it is great to do once per year. It is small and fun for the little ones. But, it is a little dirty and the animal enclosures feel very small. My daughter really liked the prairie dogs and the tortoises walking around. You can do the whole park in 2-3 hours... More 

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