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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Address: 1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
Phone Number: +1 315-435-8511
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Tue 17:30 - 20:30
Thu 17:30 - 20:30

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We took the kids here. There's a good variety of animals here. You can expect to spend about 3 hours but if you're kids are only interested in the lions and elephants, then you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the kids here. There's a good variety of animals here. You can expect to spend about 3 hours but if you're kids are only interested in the lions and elephants, then you could be done much quicker (happened to us)

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Thank LarryHogan
Syracuse, New York, United States
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Rosemond Gifford Zoo. I live just a few blocks from there, so I have the good fortune to bring my great grandson there on a regular basis. It isn't large compared to some zoos, but it is beautiful, clean, has a wonderful elephant program, and a great gift shop, which Aiden loves. So lucky to have such... More 

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Thank Cynthia C
Toronto, Canada
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87 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you would like a quiet afternoon or have children this is a wonderful to place spend many hours of enjoyment. A small zoo but certainly interesting with a friendly staff .

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Thank skaszab2016
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So they added this new attraction I guess you could call it. The children get to ply in the sand. There's water, shovels, buckets, all sorts of toys. Pretty soon there will be a chickens and a garden as well in the same area. The staff that work at this spot are phenominal!!! My niece is 9 and my best... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great economical outing for your family. Kids could spend hours here. The drive there is a bit scary, but worth it.

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Thank Kristin C
Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We absolutely LOVE taking our grandkids to the Rosalind Gifford Zoo! More importantly, the kids love it! The 'welcome' entrance is close to their ample parking. [Though you walk past the gift shop on your way "in or out" you do not have to walk through it - which helps prevent the "gimmies". ] This zoo offers excellent exhibits with... More 

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Thank Mac776
Mendham, New Jersey
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We enjoyed our day at this very manageable zoo. They have an impressive array of animals for a zoo of this size from exotic habitats around the world.

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Thank Mc21blue
Syracuse, New York
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69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have gone to several events here and enjoy just walking about the zoo (wife loves the snow leopards). Great for walks and seeing lots of animals that are happy and well treated

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Thank The_Traveling_Ben
Speculator, New York
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

the zoo is nice it has alittle of everything and for a family of three just $20.00 to get in. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable, def worth the trip from anywhere

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was a rainy day. We were looking for something to do. This place was way nicer than I expected. Will have to go back on a nicer day.

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