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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Great small zoo, calming environment for study

Love the calm, natural setting and welcome feel. Clean, AMAZING ELEPHANT area. Great to study and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Long Island, New York
One of the nicest habitat enclosures I've seen

I really appreciate the open space and the way they have worked to create landscaped habitats for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“snow leopard”(14 reviews)
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1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
+1 315-435-8511
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love the calm, natural setting and welcome feel. Clean, AMAZING ELEPHANT area. Great to study and just enjoy the calm.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank happiness2219
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really appreciate the open space and the way they have worked to create landscaped habitats for the different animals. The elephant enclose allows you to see them up close and personal however I do worry if it's enough space for their mental and emotional...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Flyer693459
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hands on Zoo.....They are very child friendly and interactive. awesome animal rides. There is also some fun animal feeding activities

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nunezloveall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our school class in the fall to the zoo. The kids had a great time and it was beautiful. The kids really like the animal figures they could get their pictures taken with. We just wish there were more tables to eat at....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As grandparents we love taking our 3 grandkids to the zoo monthly. Boy 5 years old and twins 3 years old. They have been there numerous times and still get excited when we say we are going to the zoo. It changes because the animals...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mtkjf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the summer I visited the Syracuse Zoo. My main reason for visiting today was to see the snow leopard cubs. I got there when they opened at 10am. There is a huge amount of free parking here. In the parking lot take note where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nzggator
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is actually a hidden gem in Syracuse. My sons and I visit at least twice a year. Early in the morning is not a good time to go as most of the animals are not out. If it rains there are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bandmom2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely enjoyed our visit. I love to see a variety of animals and they deliver on that. Thank you for making this great.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

Big zoo, great for young and old. Have a station kids can buy a bag of sand and sift for gems or fossils. Lots of animals, spend at least 1/2 a day if you have small kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 681joev
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

The zoo really needs more space for animals to roam. The Lions had barely any room while the tigers and elephants kind of rule the place on having the biggest exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 485sallyz
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12 January 2019|
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Response from nzggator | Reviewed this property |
Actually i went in January and got free admission because i had a camera. So yes it is true.
3 August 2018|
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Response from rox5car | Reviewed this property |
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14 May 2017|
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Address: One Conservation Place Syracuse, NY 13204 (315) 435-8511 Directions: From the North Take I-81 South to exit 23A (Hiawatha Blvd.) Turn right onto Hiawatha Blvd; At the stoplight at the end of the road turn... More