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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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A great day with the family

Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a fantastic place for anyone but most especially families. Visiting is a pleasure with so many amazing animals on display and so much helpful information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a fantastic place for anyone but most especially families. Visiting is a pleasure with so many amazing animals on display and so much helpful information. More satisfying is knowing that they are a legitimate force for conservation and rehabilitation. Among many great efforts, this little zoo is responsible for several healthy, happy, baby elephants. I love... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought our Granddaughter, was lots of fun. Very interesting and informative for the whole family. They also have a room for parties or weddings.

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Bath, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a medium sized zoo that is open year around. The price being only $8 for adult and $4 children 3 to 18 is remarkable. There are plenty of indoor exhibits as well as outdoor.

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Johnstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typically, municipal zoos are lacking in one or more areas due to finding challenges. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY is the exception yo that rule. It's a delightful place, just the right size for a 3-4 hour visit, though you could easily spend more time if desired. The exhibits are beautifully laid out, most with ample space for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was ok. The zoo did not have as many animals as most other zoo's I have been to. We ordered pizza from the restaurant and it was awful. Everything was overpriced at the restaurant. Will recommend the zoo for a one time visit just to say you've been, but skip the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't seen this zoo since I was a kid. I am very impressed eith how spread out the animals are, how organized the zoo is and how clean it is. The animals look healthy and happy. The elephant space is amazing!!

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Thank Anastasia S
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get here early. We visited 3rd September and when we were leaving the place was packed with a line to get in and no parking spaces left. But the Zoo itself was excellent with great animals to view and a nice walk. The kids loved it and really enjoyed the penguins. Highly recommended.

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Kendall, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to This zoo, and I can't wait to go back. Went with a friend and her daughter, who is in a wheelchair. The place is totally handicapped accessible, and clean. The glassed in viewing areas were great. Other zoos I've been to, a person in a wheelchair can't see the animals because of the railings.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo is medium-sized and quite nicely laid out. You can stroll around a circuit that meanders through the park past all of the attractions. It is very well kept with flowers in gardens and frequent benches to rest on. This was important since we were escorting an elderly relative. You can see just about everything in 2-3 hours. The... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this zoo with my kids who loves animals. The zoo is small in size. Some of the sections were closed. The animals there looks that they are being taken care very well. The zoo closes at 4:30. It would be better that they close at 7:00 especially in summer time

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