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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: (716) 837-3900
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Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United...

Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York, second only to Niagara Falls.Located on 23.5 acres of Buffalo’s beautiful Delaware Park, the Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals and more than 320 different species of plants. Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of conservation, education and recreation for Western New York.

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Fun day trip

Located within walking distance of the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY. The Zoo is working on a new Polar Bear Exhibit. Fun for the kids, and adults too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the summer hours the food stands are great. You can even order a large pizza and feed the whole family. Every year they add new attractions and the cost is very affordable.

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Albany, New York
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With most of my zoo visits being to well-known zoos such as the ones in the Bronx and Columbus, the Buffalo Zoo was a bit of a shock. The design is quite old, with relatively-small enclosures that don't reflect natural habitats. Building interiors smelled quite a bit. I had hoped that the Buffalo Zoo would have provided a good environment... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived during a snowstorm, very surprised to find the zoo opened, the cashier has been super kind and helpful. He suggestes us to play with the polar bear (super cute and clearly happy animal) and also to say hi to the Gorillas (very interesting). It is quite big, good space for all the animals. We really recommend to visit... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located within walking distance of the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY. The Zoo is working on a new Polar Bear Exhibit. Fun for the kids, and adults too!

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Lancaster, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We are current members of the zoo and have visited several times. It is one of our favorite places to go year round. It is small (23 acres) compared to other zoos, but what our director, Dr. Donna Fernandes, has done with this small space is incredible. The Arctic Edge exhibit recently opened much to the communities delight, starring Luna,... More 

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1 Thank roaming_runkels
buffalo
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I have seen the Zoo in the 50's threw the eyes of a child were everything was new and fun . each year another improvement another exhibit .Spring, summer,fall but in winter you have less to see,, then you move inside with the wildlife were it's warm and dry.Parking lot not that big but there is parking in area.You have... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Visited the zoo this past July 2015. I have fond memories of the semi circle bear pits, which were non existant. Monkeys and reptiles. I remember when the first giraffes came to the zoo. My favorite was always the elephants, Not this time! More concerning was the closed elephant exhibit. I was able to peek through the papered over windows... More 

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NIAGARA FALLS
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

For an older urban zoo Buffalo makes the use use of it's space. Now in winter mode the carousel is gone, and it's hard to dig in the dino pits, but the rest of the zoo shies. The new Arctic Exhibit gave me another reason to stop by the zoo. Adding the wolfs, providing a larger habitat for the eagles... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Buffalo Zoo continues to make great strides in improvements and new exhibits. Nice variety of animals in naturalistic settings.

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Cayuga, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The Buffalo Zoo is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. The exhibits are intelligently laid out, allowing large numbers of people to visit without feeling crowded. A good mix of animals are on display, including the silverback gorilla, polar bear, zebra, lion, and giraffe. The rainforest building was a particular treat. Our 4 year old enjoyed the train ride... More 

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