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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Address: 1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
Phone Number: 315 435 8511
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Nice place

We had a very nice visit to this zoo and will go back. It's a wonderful place to slowly go through and very clean. Easy access and the food wasn't bad. Great Fries!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
George S
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a very nice visit to this zoo and will go back. It's a wonderful place to slowly go through and very clean. Easy access and the food wasn't bad. Great Fries!

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Thank George S
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great zoo! They have made the exhibits animal friendly so there is a lot of walking involved in seeing the zoo. My kids got bored between exhibits as it was hot and the animals were smarter then the people and in the shade. All in all though it is a great place to take the family with... More 

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Thank Jo A
Binghamton, New York, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was under construction when we paid full price to get in and the tiger exhibit (plus several others) were closed off to us--which we went to see. VERY disappointed with the Eagle exhibit; SO small. NOT the way to treat the animal that stands for our country's freedom and liberty. Will never return here again.

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Thank Erin M
Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many new renovations in the past few years. A lot to see and explore. Feeding the animals is always the grand kid's favorite. Shady areas to sit and have lunch. Good food available for sale. Elephant exhibit very nice, Monkeys, Lion's and Bear's oh my!

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Thank Thomas T
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this zoo!!! They just redid the elephant exhibit. They can swim now. The baby elephant loves it!

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Thank Kristen F
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is so much fun. I visit every year with my son. He loves it. It has a beautiful trail you can follow and the monkeys and lions are always are favorite. If you are in the Syracuse area I definitely recommend!!

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Thank C767YSshellym
New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the variety of animals and choice of snacks throughout the zoo. Love the penguin enclosure!

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Thank Jessica C
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Entrance was only $10 and it was a clean, well-kept zoo! The only comparison I can make it to Tampa's zoo, which is many times larger, so it's not a fair comparison. There were a lot of interesting displays and anuimals. They are known internationally for their Asian elephant breeding program. Unfortunately, they were a bit hidden because of improvements... More 

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Thank pats2k2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held our wedding here on July 23 and it was amazing. The food and the staff couldn't have been better and our coordinator Bernadette made everything run so smooth and was always a phone call away. We are frequent visitors of the zoo we love it so much that it felt like the best option to host a wedding... More 

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Thank Joelene V
Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is a great place to learn about animals. some exhibits are in need of attention. They just started working on a new elephant exhibit. The lion exhibit needs work. So does the bird area. Bring your own lunches - the restaurant is over priced and not yummy.

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