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Seneca Park Zoo

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Address: 2222 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY 14621-1097
Phone Number: 5853367200
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Nice way to spend afternoon

It's a nice and clean zoo, not too big and not too small. You can cover entire zoo in 3 hrs. Lots of cool animal exhibits. Our favorite is sea lion exhibit. They also have couple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a nice and clean zoo, not too big and not too small. You can cover entire zoo in 3 hrs. Lots of cool animal exhibits. Our favorite is sea lion exhibit. They also have couple of shows in the summer, don't miss the sea lion show.

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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty great small zoo for the family to walk through. Prices aren't horrible to get in, eat, and grab a small stuffed animal. My youngest still carries around her sea lion stuffed animal that we got her after the sea lion "show" (think information not tricks).

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Thank happyrock80
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Haven't been to the zoo in 30 years, so I expected a big difference. It's in the same condition it was 30 years ago, which wasn't good!! I grew up in Rochester and left 26 years ago. I was in town with my granddaughter and daughter in law. Half of the cages were empty, polar bears area was being cleaned... More 

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Thank Bigapple20
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recent visit to our local zoo was a pleasant surprise. It had been about 4 years since our last visit and we were so impressed with all that has been done. Our little zoo has grown up and truely blossomed. The grounds are well kept and the exhibits are well done. It is obvious more work is on the way.... More 

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were unsure of what we'd find when we pulled up to this zoo. It looked small, but seemed to have a diversity of animals. We were pleasantly surprised. The docents were friendly, and really seemed to enjoy talking to us about the animals, as did the animal trainers. Because it's not a huge zoo, we were able to comfortable... More 

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Rochester
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to take everyone including the grandparents. Lots of animals and critters to see and nice place to enjoy a walk if you do not go in the zoo. Food is reasonable with friendly staff.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perhaps it is my personal bias, but I felt really sorry for most of the animals here, especially the large animals such as the elephants, lions, snow leopard, rhinoceros, hyenas, wolves, baboons, who has such limited environments. It was a very hot day, and the photos of a snow leopard in natural environments were a stark contrast to the depressed... More 

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Thank c c
Rochester,NY
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better off driving to Buffalo which has a much larger and nicer zoo. The animals are rarely out and seem to die frequently. You can walk to whole zoo in an hour with kids and be done.

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Thank Champcar
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as an employee event for employees in the Rochester area. This year was great because all of the animals came out except the water animals like the sea lion I think. Love the zoo. Small enough for young kids.

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North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small zoo so I was surprised by the amount and variety of animals that they have. The sea lions were our favorite for sure. There was an underwater viewing area and they were particularly active while we were there and swam by many times. There was a baby sea lion too that was so cute. If we... More 

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