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Buttonwood Park Zoo

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425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740-1418
+1 508-991-4556
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Cold, and sad.

Poorly run cold place. Elephants reflect years or neglect and bodies are injured from abuse and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia T
via mobile
Boo at the zoo

Boo at the zoo is not what it was years ago. Not worth the money to get in! You get one candy like... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Rebecca A
via mobile
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425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740-1418
+1 508-991-4556
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poorly run cold place. Elephants reflect years or neglect and bodies are injured from abuse and neglect. Dont give this place your money.

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Boo at the zoo is not what it was years ago. Not worth the money to get in! You get one candy like a laffy taffy or smarty from 10-12 stations that you stop at to get a card stamped. Then to turn in your...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Buttonwood Zoo is a nice family zoo, specially for young children, it has various types of wild and domestic animals for your viewing. A good food area and souvenir store. There are learning centers along your zoo walk.

Thank Newbej
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It's a small zoo with lots to see and plenty of animals not for really for big kids but great for the under 10s there's black bears, elephants, monkeys, cattle, horse's, they have a great aquarium, plus lots more. The paths make it easy walking...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

It's so small and the animals look so sad. I won't take my children here. It is a very depressing place.

Thank JPScagliotti
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Looks like a small zoo from the outside but it has a ton of interesting animals. Activities for children and a small food court. Gift shop is lots of fun as well.

Thank JeanJosh2015
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Nice place to take the kids, nice paths for walking, Lots of information of the animals on display, also great events through out the year!

Thank greenehontz2
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Spent some time with my grandkids before they returned back to school and thought it would be a great idea to check out Buttonwood Park Zoo considering we hadn't gone for a while and was pleasantly surprised with the updated changes! The exhibits were great....More

Thank kmmgem
Reviewed 6 September 2017

New Rainforests & Reefs exhibit really adds a new dimension to the zoo. They are also working to improve the elephant area. With more improvements to come, I am looking forward to my next visit.

Thank blondie16
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I had not been to Buttonwood Park Zoo in years. I put my grandson in the camp they have for children for two weeks. I was very impressed with the camp. My grandson totally enjoyed it. On my grandson's last day of camp I decided...More

Thank Annie1382
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