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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Closes in 18 min: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Not too shabby for a city this size

Although small compared to big city zoos, the Rosamond-Gifford is still a great place to bring a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Great place for all ages !

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a place for everyone. The animals have natural settings and all are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elizabeth M
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
+1 315-435-8511
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although small compared to big city zoos, the Rosamond-Gifford is still a great place to bring a date, or for a family day. It’s Bet friendly with free admission, and who can complain about free?

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a place for everyone. The animals have natural settings and all are easily visible. The layout makes the zoo easy to get around, even if that involves a stroller or a wheelchair. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. It is well kept and the staff is available to give information on all the animals

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gkp35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great zoo! Clean, great variety of things to see and do. The food court has a great selection of healthy options. The zoo camps are wonderful for kids. We have been here at least 100 times over the years.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amy h
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This Zoo is very nice. I would consider this a perfect example of quality over quantity. It is the right size and has a real nice assortment of animals of many species. I was a taxi driver and brought a couple from Buffalo NY to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Quest51525207570
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Overall the zoo needs to be updated, they have a fair selection of animals however the facilities feel very run down. They added mechanical dinosaurs however I don't feel it fits the venue. Overall I suppose it is worth the price of admission if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travis C
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Great little zoo, Fun had by all. Very clean and the staff when interacting with them were very knowledgeable. Definitely a great place to visit.. A few times a year!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JulieannaCollins
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I have mixed feelings about zoo's in general. I know some do good and the animals need to be there for a purpose. However, it is still depressing sometimes to see some the small habitat's these poor animals live in daily. I don't know this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hollytrea
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Nice zoo for a small town. Went with school trip. Animals are nicely cared for and they have good variety. They at least attempt to simulate habitat for many animals.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rc648
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are Detroit Zoo members. We were able to get 50% off our entry fee. Keep in mind that you can also do the same with a membership at the Rosalind Gifford Zoo. You can visit other participating zoos and get anywhere...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cindy L
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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
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