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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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Girl Scouts have a Holiday Party at the Zoo! And a nice brrisk walk to outside exhibits

Great place to visit even in the winter. No parking fee and reduced admission costs. Girl Scouts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great local zoo!

For a small zoo there is plenty to do. In every season our kids have had a great time - the indoor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonathan F
Buffalo, New York
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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.
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  • Poor5%
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit even in the winter. No parking fee and reduced admission costs. Girl Scouts had a party with pizza, pop and visits from furry animals. Our host was perfect. They learned about chinchillas and ferrets. They also had an opportunity to pet...More

Thank tkasper3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a small zoo there is plenty to do. In every season our kids have had a great time - the indoor displays are excellent, the big animals seem well-cared for, plus rides for the little ones.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful elephant walk the plank best ever, so children friendly and details for them to learn and have fun

Thank Dr Debbie H
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We had the time to visit the zoo while visiting family in Buffalo. What a nice place for a city the size of Buffalo. There were a number of children there which made it quite enjoyable as we watched their excitement seeing the animals.

Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The zoo is a wonderful family activity. It's a great size for walking around for a couple of hours without being overwhelming. I especially enjoy the rain-forest building - it feels very realistic.

Thank clb1954
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A reasonably priced and easy to get to zoo is a great attraction for families. The exhibits are fairly close together so it is an easy walk. One can just go for a quick visit or stay the entire day. The elephant pavilion is a...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I have always lived in buffalo and only been to the zoo a handful of times, once i had my girls i made it a point to get a membership ... we go all the time . Even if its just an hr or half...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I love this zoo. We have been 3 years in a row. We come from Canada each year. Lots to see without alot of walking inbetween which is nice.

Thank stephy03
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The Buffalo zoo is a great place any time of year. My most recent visit was ape I am as we arrived just in time for the gorilla feeding. I recommend finding out when the animals get fed, as they are especially fun to watch...More

Thank Buffoodie
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to spend a sunny morning at the zoo. Growing up I always enjoyed going to see the animals and their habitat. I especially loved the gorillas, elephants and tigers. What surprised me was you were no longer able to go...More

Thank Mary H
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5 September 2017|
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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
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.
angie C
12 March 2017|
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Response from westieday | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no lockers.