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The Buffalo Zoo

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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
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Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United...

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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Pretty good zoo. Animals seem healthy and well cared for. Admission price was fair and food and souvenir prices were the norm for the type of location.

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34 reviews
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Pretty good zoo. Animals seem healthy and well cared for. Admission price was fair and food and souvenir prices were the norm for the type of location.

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Wellington, Florida
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wonderful family outing to see nature and a wide assortment of animals, I would recommend for 2 to 3 hours

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been here several times now with my wife and daughter. The admission fee is very reasonable, there are some cool exhibits as well. Would highly recommend to anyone with children in the area.

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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always make a stop when in the area to visit family. This zoo is one of our favorites and our family has special memories here. The zoo is always very clean and they have excellent staff who are willing to serve and assist. If you have little ones they will love a ride on the train and carousel (on... More 

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Thank Erica N
North Tonawanda, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love to watch the polar bears and tigers. They each put on a good show. Lions are usually sedate, but once in awhile we have heard the roar. Love that sound! This is our field trip zoo and I have watched all the improvements they have made over the years. Field trip times from open to about 1 or... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seems like nothing ever changes there and start to finish 45 mins at most.Good if you have never been there before .

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Kenmore
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the zoo with family and found it to be a very pleasant experience. It's been about 15 years since I've been to the Buffalo Zoo and saw many changes such as the artic exhibit & rain forest.

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Thank KenmoreFlo
Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the zoo of many years ago! All the new exhibits are fantastic. This is a must see destination when visiting Buffalo. Clean, helpful staff and the price is right for a full day of exploring and fun.

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Thank dphoser
New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up close to Buffalo and have visited the zoo since I was small. I've always loved animals and the Buffalo Zoo definitely helped with my fascination. While on the smaller size, the staff has done an amazing job at renovating the habitats to provide the best natural experience possible for the animals and an enjoyable viewing experience for... More 

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14 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from the Toronto area, my family with 2 little girls aged 5 and 7 had a delightful experience at this zoo. About 1/3 the price of our zoo in Toronto (not including exchange on Candadian money). The 3rd oldest zoo in America, the exhibits are easy to access and enjoy.

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