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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Address: 1 Conservation Place, Burnet Park, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: 315 435 8511
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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I visited with my family and spend the day . We loved the penguin's. And the near exhibit. Central value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited with my family and spend the day . We loved the penguin's. And the near exhibit. Central value.

Thank Iconicpants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a great day! The staff was very helpful and my students enjoyed themselves. The new elephant pool is awesome!

Thank mackenny
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not a large zoo. My family and I got around here in ~90 minutes. Yes, it was a hot day, but it is not a huge zoo, like the one in Toronto. Nice layout, though, and a great way to spend a few hours.

Thank Gregsky
Clayton, New York
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With most of the area rather depressed, this zoo is beautiful. The majority of he enclosures offer native style habitats. Military and veterans are free with two guests per ID. Plan to spend two hours easily. It's better if you try to visit with at least 3-5 hours. This summer has been a scorcher, but you would never know walking... More 

Thank Kirk H
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Toddler and husband loved it, but I found it depressing. The snow leopard needs cold climate and it was 90 degrees out. He can jump 45 feed and he was in a 12 foot habitat. The primates are social and live in troupes, many were solitary. One primate group needs to run and they were in small habitats. The birds... More 

Thank jagzier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great time. We were told to plan about 3 hours and we spent five! Lots of animals both inside and out. Can't wait to bring my Grandchildren. Not bad admission price either.

Thank eastertwingles
Oswego, New York
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172 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day here for an employee picnic. It was a beautiful day. The staff treated us very well in the room we had for our lunch. Outside the room would be beautiful for a wedding. The food was good--typical picnic food of hot dogs hamburgers beans corn on the cob. The zoo itself wasn't crowded which made it... More 

Thank kpurvis87
Corning, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole family had a great visit at the Rosamond Zoo in Syracuse. Loved seeing all the animals. We got to see the penguins being fed which was awesome. Wish we could have seen the elephants more. We will be back!

Thank Eric T
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I often take the kids to Rosamond Gifford Zoo while the wife and others shop in Syracuse. Its a great value and good way to keep the keeps occupied rather than towing them along with us through the shopping centers. Its a decent-size and has a good variety of animals to see, including tigers and elephants. We typically take about... More 

Thank Rye13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is a bit small but many unique animals that all of the other zoos around don't offer. The admission price was very reasonable. We will absolutely be back!

Thank Monica G

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