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“wedding”

Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Ranked #1 of 68 things to do in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
North Tonawanda, New York
2 reviews
“wedding”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

attended a wedding reception. it was wonderful. during the cocktail hour the building was opened for visiting and the food at the wedding was great

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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105 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Small but unique experience”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went to this Zoo on Halloween Wknd and they were having a "BooZoo" event. For $8 extra you received a map where you went around the zoo collecting candies, glowing bracelets, tattoos etc. as well as participate in a dance party and meet characters. We didn't participate as we came from Toronto and were not in costume nor did we need anymore junk food, but it was a great idea for the younger kids and seemed very popular with the locals. It was $24 for the 4 of us which was vey reasonable. It is a smaller zoo, well laid out and we did it in 2hrs. It had some unique features that my kids really liked. The lions are very up close and they were walking right along the glass window watching the people and looking right into your eyes they were so close which was pretty fascinating (it did say they are off exhibit during cold weather) as well as the tigers are close as well. Due to its size it didn't need any transportation, or seem to have any shows except meet the keeper, no playground or splashpad for summer and had one main restaurant and a few little vendors. It has a nice mix of outdoor exhibits and indoor. Overall my opinion comes from my kids who are the best critics and they seemed to really love it and didn't feel they were missing out on anything. It is not even a half day outing. For the price it was a nice couple of hours.

Visited October 2013
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Watchung, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun Trip!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

The Zoo has some great animals, and exhibits. I took a trip there alone to take some pictures, and I really had some great photos!

Visited May 2013
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Fulton, New York
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Desmond's Trip”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We took our grandson 19 months old to the zoo and he loved it. There was plenty of walking and the animals are spread out. They have animals inside and outside in case it rains. The price is very reasonable. Try the zoo for BOO ZOO and for Winter Wonderland at the zoo. They are both great.

Visited August 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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193 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Big zoo in a medium city”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Modern and constantly improving, Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a great asset to Syracuse. As changes/improvements are made, the zoo keeps the public informed of not only the what, but the how and why (current rain water conservation efforts, for example). Very, very nice facility that is clean, educational and well maintained.

Visited September 2013
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