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The Buffalo Zoo

#12 of 153 things to do in Buffalo Features Animals
300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Wonderful place

Visited while on vacation with my family. Nice place for the family, nice animal attractions... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2016
Marco C
via mobile
special sights

They currently have a cute baby lion. My favorite! It's easy to walk, It's like a vintage zoo, but... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2016
Jayne Y
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited while on vacation with my family. Nice place for the family, nice animal attractions. Still working on new attractions for future visits. Check for half prices deals, will save some.money if going in groups.

Thank Marco C
Reviewed May 11, 2016

They currently have a cute baby lion. My favorite! It's easy to walk, It's like a vintage zoo, but hAS updates

Thank Jayne Y
Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I was really expecting this zoo to be better than the Seneca zoo in Rochester. I was disappointed. It's a nice zoo but it's smaller and more expensive than I'm used to.

Thank Zondrea C
Reviewed April 28, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our morning at the Buffalo zoo. There are lots of animals to see. We particularly enjoyed the giraffes. We saw them during feeding time and it was a treat to watch them. Also, the gift shop is terrific. We were...More

Thank gmitchell1
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Mid-size zoo, easily walkable w/in 2 hrs with varied animals. The new exhibit, Arctic Edge, is wonderful with polar bears and other arctic animals and with an in depth, interactive center on the polar bear and importance or energy conservation. Male baby gorilla born in...More

Thank W0rldTravelerWannaB
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My family and I used to frequent the Buffalo Zoo. We purchased the season pass and walked around regularly. Delaware park is also right next to the zoo making it a wonderful Saturday trip. The indoor rainforest exhibit is wonderful when it is cold outside....More

Thank ILikeDirt
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I visit zoos more than most people, probably. This is a pretty zoo, the elephant house is a treasure from the civilian conservation corps days. They h a very special breeding programs here, mudpuppies, different reptiles...a little rainforest exhibit which is fascinating, a new polar...More

Thank Maui2soon
Reviewed April 23, 2016

I became a member to take my grandkids and find I go there often. The new bear exhibits put the animals right next to the glass. You are inches away. Wonderful that Buffalo has expanded the spaces for the animals..

Thank higginsdavenport
Reviewed April 21, 2016

I live probably five minutes from the zoo and every time I go it is just as fun as the first time. The new polar bear exhibit is gorgeous and they are always so interactive and looking like they are having as great of a...More

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed April 20, 2016

We were quite pleased with this zoo. It's not huge but a decent size, with a good selection of animals including the main ones you expect - elephants, lions, zebras. The buildings are nice (some are over 100 years old), the grounds are well-kept. The...More

2  Thank Bon Echo G
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from Gilly A | Reviewed this property |
It's not a very big zoo. If you leave out the rainforest, tree house room, playground, and petting zoo, you can do it in under an hour. It's a nice place to just walk around.
angie C
March 12, 2017|
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Response from westieday | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no lockers.
Laura E
June 1, 2016|
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Response from westieday | Reviewed this property |
The Beastro is open year round and has affordable tasty food. Ice cream and pizza available out in the zoo.