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The Buffalo Zoo

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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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On the upswing

The Buffalo Zoo used to be pitifully maintained but in recent years they have added several new and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
F6394XPandrewh
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Buffalo, United States
Great urban zoo!!!

While visiting Toronto from Buffalo my wife and I went to the Buffalo Zoo. We loved it. First of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nordiques11
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Mississauga, Canada
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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“polar bear”(51 reviews)
“sea lions”(22 reviews)
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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...more
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
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+1 716-837-3900
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"polar bear"
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"rainforest exhibit"
in 32 reviews
"sea lions"
in 22 reviews
"baby gorilla"
in 17 reviews
"reptile house"
in 13 reviews
"perfect size"
in 13 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"great for kids"
in 8 reviews
"delaware park"
in 24 reviews
"few hours"
in 19 reviews
"on display"
in 11 reviews
"animals"
in 341 reviews
"tiger"
in 26 reviews
"luna"
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"carousel"
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"habitat"
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"hyenas"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buffalo Zoo used to be pitifully maintained but in recent years they have added several new and updated exhibits which have greatly improved the experience. The rainforest building and polar bear exhibits are my favorite upgrades.

Thank F6394XPandrewh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Toronto from Buffalo my wife and I went to the Buffalo Zoo. We loved it. First of all, the price is very affordable. And being an older style zoo (albeit with many upgraded exhibits) it meant little walking between exhibits. This lets you...More

Thank Nordiques11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inexpensive, easy to get to. The displays are very interactive and the animals were very energetic while we were there.

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I was surprised to see the amount of animals they had. It was still cold and lots of exhibits were closed. The animals look thin . Was kind of depressing . Must be that I have not visited a Zoo in a while . The...More

Thank Mayra M
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This is the first zoo that I went to that left me feeling extremely sad for the animals. The worst part was visiting the gorilla enclosure. One of many enclosures that were extremely small. The one gorilla laid on it's back, staring at the ceiling....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We always have a great time. Not too big for little legs. Able to spend the day and see it all. Very clean and well cared for.

Thank Mona L
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We visited the zoo on a day with 50 mph winds and sub-freezing temperatures. Except for two other visitors, we had the place to ourselves. The sea lion and polar bear areas were great. Unlike many zoos, even though they had a lot of room,...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

An amazing selection of animals including all of the large ones like elephants and giraffes. I especially enjoyed the collection of reptiles

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

In February the Buffalo Zoo offers a $5 admission fee and parking is free. The animals were active in the cool weather and it was a nice day to do something outside when often feeling a little house bound in winter. The polar bears were...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t impressed. My son (11) and I like to visit zoos in cities while we wait for the girls to cheer (All-Stars). We’ve never been to the Buffalo zoo, but being from the Finger Lakes region, I know many who have gone and speak very...More

Thank Anthony C
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Dynamite2805
15 February 2018|
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Response from SalSicily | Reviewed this property |
Tough to tell we spent a day and had luck with some and none with others. I’d recommend inquiring about feeding times and work around them for activity. I’d do that next time I go. Early summer late spring might be best in... More
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dacranjel
25 June 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.
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