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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
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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Beautiful Zoo

I have been to this zoo alot & every time I go somthing is either getting process of either being updated or something is being taken out. The kids have a playground, Farris... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
kell8280
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Buffalo, New York
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Cheektowaga, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Buffalo Zoological Gardens is always full of surprises. New exhibits , new babies, friendly employees who are quick to share their knowledge with you. We always enjoy our visit .sometimes it is a quick two hours .Other times , we can spend an entire day. Weather is no obstacle. There are plenty of buildings to escape a sudden downpour.... More 

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Thank Lynn B
Hillsboro, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During our recent visit to the zoo, we were quite pleased with the amount of viewing areas provided to see the animals from multiple view points. The Zoo staff were friendly and welcoming. The animal exhibits were well maintained and not overgrown. We live in Ohio and attempt to visit out of state zoos yearly, Compared to the Cleveland Zoo,... More 

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Thank Jessica P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo had a great variety of animals and nice exhibits but I didn't feel like we saw many of the animals. We had great views of sea lions and a polar bear. It was hard to escape the bees that seemed to be swarming everywhere!

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Thank Laura L
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to this zoo alot & every time I go somthing is either getting process of either being updated or something is being taken out. The kids have a playground, Farris wheel& sand box area , so maybe they can make a few friends while spending the day @ the zoo. It can get busy, so get there... More 

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Helotes, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I used to work in the Education Department during high school and part of college over 25 years ago. I was excited to be back in town for a visit. Despite the nonexistent signage directing you around the grounds I found my way around from memory. Several exhibits have changed over the years. Some for the better some for... More 

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Thank Utah-Indy
Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought that the zoo was a little cramped. I was sorry to see that so many animals were off exhibit. So many of the outdoor exhibits were so overgrown with grass and weeds. The zoo is not marked very well as to were to go next. The playground was very nice. The fountain was beautiful. My kids loved the... More 

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Thank bukifan75
Syracuse
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time! Beautiful zoo! Wish we got there earlier to explore the grounds more. We especially loved the polar bear. We missed the seal lion show and other demos but we will Definitely will go again!

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Thank Vrinefierd
NY
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212 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is quite affordable, and is a very compact layout which is great for the visitors and small children, but probably not appreciated (nor likely realized) by the animals in the very small confines.

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Thank elbojbb
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are avid zoo goers so when we read the Buffalo Zoo was the third oldest in the US, we knew we had to visit while staying in Niagara Falls. It was a short easy drive to the US. Rather inexpensive for being located in the middle of the city it was easy to locate and park.... More 

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Thank Adam N
Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending the morning by the water, we decided to spend the afternoon at the zoo. We literally closed the place. It was quite a wonderful zoo and very affordable. Put it on your list of 1/2 day sights to see in Buffalo.

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