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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Address: 1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
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+1 315-435-8511
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Improved over the years

It has been a couple of years since our last visit, and you can see the improvements. The squid display, the elephant exhibit, and the primates. Have always enjoyed this zoo, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a couple of years since our last visit, and you can see the improvements. The squid display, the elephant exhibit, and the primates. Have always enjoyed this zoo, and during the winter, it was nice to see the wolves having fun, and the penguins are always fun to watch. During January and February admission is half price... More 

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ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed both indoor and outdoor zoo, the newest little leopard was amazing. Something for everyone great family outing for 24$.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many animals to see inside. Outside you see tigers & lions,buffalo, deer penguins & much more. KP

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the nest small zoos in the Country. I have been to over 50 zoos and this one is A1. Very relaxing.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many zoos built before the 1930's, Rosamond Gifford shows its history. That line between historical and modern needs to be walked carefully displaying age without it detracting from the animal's well being physically or mentally. Something Rosamond Gifford is visibly trying to remedy but they have quite a bit of work ahead of them. 1/3 of their indoor exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Syracuse Zoo has a lot of different animals on display - some indoor (open year round) and lots of outdoor exhibits. The zoo has lots of events throughout the year - such as "Squishing of the Squash" which happens right after Halloween (animals are given pumpkins filled with treats.)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a few of the animals are in their natural habitance. The penguins are swimming in a large area with windows all around. What is a plus is it is free for Veterans and active Military.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been bringing my children here for the last ten years. It is affordable, fun and educational. They do a great job of including their members in the lives of their animals

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We took the kids here. There's a good variety of animals here. You can expect to spend about 3 hours but if you're kids are only interested in the lions and elephants, then you could be done much quicker (happened to us)

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I love the Rosemond Gifford Zoo. I live just a few blocks from there, so I have the good fortune to bring my great grandson there on a regular basis. It isn't large compared to some zoos, but it is beautiful, clean, has a wonderful elephant program, and a great gift shop, which Aiden loves. So lucky to have such... More 

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