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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
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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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Great things to do in Buffalo, both with kids and without them. We have also seen the Frank Lloyd Wright house, just not recently

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to visit for all ages to experience wildlife any time of year. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits and many endangered species.

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Williamsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a multicolored highly carved made in Mexico. In two separate visits to the zoo I displayed my cane and the polar bear in residence immediately came over to glass where I stood.. They pressed their up against the glass when I placed the cane up against it. They followed when I moved about standing up when I raised... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great things to do in Buffalo, both with kids and without them. We have also seen the Frank Lloyd Wright house, just not recently

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Lockport, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something different to do this past New Year's Day, so the sun was out and we thought a walk through the Buffalo Zoo would be fun. We weren't wrong. Winter is a great time to check out the zoo. Most of the animals were out enjoying the sun and brisk temperatures, and it wasn't crowded like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the buffalo zoo today and had an amazing time, had never been before but will definitely recommend it to family and friends. Loved how interactive the exhibits were and seeing the animals!

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful little zoo Buffalo has! Having visited many zoos over the years, this one had been on my Life List for some time, and I was not disappointed. It is very clean, the animals are extremely well cared for, and there is a nice variety for all kinds of animal lovers. The Polar Bear exhibit and Sea Lion... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

It's coming together but still needs more work. Better than it use to be 15 yrs ago and my children enjoy it! Rain Forest is great!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

They have over 1200 animals on 23.5 acres. Lion cubs are a delight. Gorillas are worth watching for hours. All animals are very well cared for.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We bring our kids when visiting our parents. It is very easy to navigate and a solid selection of animals to visit. This is a great family attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Mr monkey man was so cute smelly n full of life the moment he saw me he blue kisses and hugs the tree breaking the branches as he came tumbling down he then got up n blew me a kiss rite on my head i was so happy-go-lucky

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