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Buttonwood Park Zoo

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Great Small Zoo

Buttonwood Park Zoo is a great place to visit in the New Bedford Area. It's a relatively... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2008
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
A very good park/zoo

When visiting my grandsons in MA, we decided to take the children to the Buttonwood Park Zoo. The... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2007
Port Salerno, Florida
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As the 12th oldest Zoo in the country, the Buttonwood Park Zoo has delighted and enlightened millions of visitors over its more than a century existence. We are dedicated to preserving the future of wildlife by creating engaging and educational...more
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425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740-1418
+1 508-991-6178
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

I went to the Buttonwood zoo while visiting with family. I grew up in the area and I brought my kids to visit with Emily. There is now a carousel which they loved and the train rides are still a favorite. My only complaint is...More

Date of experience: June 2011
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Reviewed March 6, 2010

Buttonwood Zoo is not only family oriented but a friendly environment for all. They offer numerous family activities and there are always special events happening all year 'round. My favorite days at the zoo are spent having lunch at the Bear Den Cafe (they have...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2008

Buttonwood Park Zoo is a great place to visit in the New Bedford Area. It's a relatively small-to-medium sized zoo, so don't expect giraffes and rhinos and you'll be pleased with your experience. The Zoo is very clean, well laid out, and just the right...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2007

When visiting my grandsons in MA, we decided to take the children to the Buttonwood Park Zoo. The zoo was decorated with Halloween themes while we were there, inflated ghosts, spiders, houses etc. it was very well planned and laid out. There was a hay...More

3  Thank jmp1of2
Reviewed August 21, 2007

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised when I took my two-year-old to the Buttonwood Zoo. The Zoo is very small and compact in comparison to other zoos in the area such as Roger Williams and Franklin Park. Don’t let the size fool...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2007

It's not a big zoo .. but it's enough. My kids love it. In fact .. I stopped my RW Zoo membership and purchased the Buttonwood Zoo membership instead. It's small .. but everything in the zoo is viewable. My kids love the otter .....More

2  Thank mersee
Reviewed January 8, 2006

Buttonwood Park Zoo is big enough to be entertaining and not large enough to be overwhelming. It is aimed at children with train rides and a "farm" for them to see the animals. There are also elephants, bears, otters, bison and much more! Weekends can...More

3  Thank FellowTraveler35288
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