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Buttonwood Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Beautiful

Even though it does not have a lot of animals, there is good quality here. Elephants, bobcats... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2017
Carlos_Maciel_16641
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Lisbon, Portugal
A lot of big cats!

A great, fun zoo to walk around on a Sunday afternoon. Easy to get to right off the highway... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2016
Rachel L
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Providence
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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
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

Even though it does not have a lot of animals, there is good quality here. Elephants, bobcats, cougar, wolf are a few of them. Avoid if it's too cold. Almost no protection from weather.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Carlos_Maciel_16641
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Overall, the zoo is on the smaller side; however, this place defiantly believes in quality over quantity. You could see the animals in every habitat, but still felt that they had more than enough room to live happily. A great afternoon activity for all ages!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Very tired inner city zoo. Most of the animals are thin and lethargic. Pricing is very reasonable but the entire zoo needs a major facelift.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed September 20, 2016

A great, fun zoo to walk around on a Sunday afternoon. Easy to get to right off the highway. Staff seemed friendly. You can't get lost in there. They have cougars, and baby bobcats, and elephants, bears, etc. We got there in time for a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Rachel L
Reviewed September 11, 2016

A great small zoo. Perfect for young children. Train ride as well as carousel. The carousel has adorable animals to ride on. Traditional houses as well as eagle, zebra, giraffe, ect.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Irene F
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Took the grandkids, ages 6 and 1. It is hard to find something that both will enjoy. This did the trick. They enjoyed the animals. And really enjoyed the baby bobcats. We had lunch in the cafe. The food was delicious and not too expensive....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Momski1620
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Weekdays visit will be great. Not too much people and well maintained. Some daily show time include bobcats, seal show, elephant. Price range is affordable. This place covered most of the major animals in a not too big space. Black bears and the seals are...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Ophelia Z
Reviewed August 24, 2016

My grandmother, mother, aunt, and myself decided to spend the day together since my grandmother is cooped up alone too often. It happened to be over 30 years since she'd been there so you can imagine all the changes she saw. As we wheeled her...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank April A
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Scenic zoo located in beautiful park. Nice small park that can be visited in 2-3 hours w carrusel and train. Not many animals but nice for families with little ones.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank hpgarrido
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Nice place to picnic, just spend a day,, visit the animals, relax and make a family day out of it, always something going on, get up and close to some animals,,,,great way to spend a day.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bob L
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