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The Buffalo Zoo

#12 of 155 things to do in Buffalo Features Animals
300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Great Animal Encounters

The exhibits are not huge, but allow for amazingly close feeling encounters. The mixture of clear... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yvonne J
via mobile
Great place for Kids and family

Well maintained place with lots of animals taken care well by the staffs. There are places to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The exhibits are not huge, but allow for amazingly close feeling encounters. The mixture of clear glass barriers and open air fencing allow a variety of experiences. My 5 and 7 year old were both equally engaged but not exhausted after a full visit. The...More

Thank Yvonne J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well maintained place with lots of animals taken care well by the staffs. There are places to relax and enjoy the peaceful environment as well. Polar bears and snake parks are the good addition recently. Lovely place to be with family especially with kids .

Thank unni1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buffalo zoo is a great place to bring a family. It is worth getting a membership so that you can go often for shorter periods of time. There have been a fair number of recent improvements to the zoo, really nice smaller exhibits.

Thank JLF1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Buffalo for over 30 years and the zoo has always been a destination. We haven't been for awhile and took our granddaughter there in November. It was a crisp day but not frigid and we expected a crowd but were amazed...More

Thank Smythe5
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is pretty big and it has a lot to offer, however most animals were hiding when we went. Perhaps because it was an extremely hot day. My kids still had a good time. One negative aspect was that you had to buy tokens...More

1  Thank Zahyli G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the zoo on our way home from Niagara Falls. The zoo is small, but quite lovely. The gorilla exhibit was quite nice.

Thank chantelle910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had family in town and made a half day trek to the zoo. It was great! So many childhood memories and stories of the zoo before all the improvements. We were lucky the day was beautiful weather wise, and we're able to see almost...More

1  Thank SalSicily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is really nice. We walked around and saw many animals and lots of beautiful landscaping. Lots of animals were out and about but what I really like is that the animals have some hiding spots so that they can get away from the...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun at the Buffalo Zoo. The zoo is clean and very well kept! The kids had a lot of fun! We didn't see the polar bears but that's ok it is probably too hot for them to be out. We saw...More

Thank cll55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buffalo Zoo continues to improve and it is never boring to take children and watch their excitement. I find it to alway clean, their food is reasonably priced and the people that work there must enjoy their jobs because they are all very friendly.

Thank Sal G
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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
13 March 2017|
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Response from westieday | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no lockers.
Laura E
1 June 2016|
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Response from westieday | Reviewed this property |
The Beastro is open year round and has affordable tasty food. Ice cream and pizza available out in the zoo.