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The Buffalo Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Great little zoo

Wasn't sure when we first arrived if it was opened (we went on a rainy Wednesday). Parking was $5... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen F
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I visited the Buffalo Zoo with my Daughter and two of my Grandsons. It is always nice to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lockport, New York
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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...more
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is very small and has incredibly small enclosures for its animals. Elephants and giraffes living in cages and houses with a small patch of grass outside! A zebra with its head facing a brick wall not moving, polars bears doing repeat motions for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure when we first arrived if it was opened (we went on a rainy Wednesday). Parking was $5 - you pay at entrance to zoo and they give you a token to insert to exit the lot. We had the whole zoo basically to...More

Thank Jen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Buffalo Zoo with my Daughter and two of my Grandsons. It is always nice to see the rare animals and to see how well they are taken care of. The kids loved seeing the animals but were a little disappointed that a...More

Thank rpula22
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Our recent trip to the Buffalo Zoo with children ages 18 months to 6 years was great! The kids had just as much fun as us adults. The animal's habitats were well cared for and resembled their natural habitat. It is a full day of...More

1  Thank ungerrdh
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a zoo that you can see in a few hours of leisurely walking. A little of everything. They say they have 1200 animals. In the middle of Buffalo. Not a lot of on sight parking. We ended up parking on a residential street...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My daughter contacted me and said the Buffalo Zoo was having a bird exhibit for the summer. Parakeets and cockatiels would fly all over you. We chose a coolish day and made our visit. I had just had surgery, so I needed a walker as...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My son and daughter and I decided to have a Zoo day. We live between Rochester and Syracuse zoo and having done those before wanted to try some thing different. Based on some of the reviews I wasn’t sure what to expect. The parking lot...More

Thank vcedell
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is a nice medium-sized zoo for families with younger children. Our 5 and 7 tear old could walk around and lasted about two hours- which let us see and do just about everything. Feeding the parakeets was a highlight for my 7-year old! The...More

Thank k8leonard
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

They did a great job with some of the updates, but still not much to do. They need more interactive things for the kids. And they need better food options, only one small place to eat.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I have visited this zoo several times with my children and grandchildren. Although they have put some funds into the zoo...(and to children its a wonderful place to see live animals) the zoo has taken away the elephants, the big cats are in small enclosures,...More

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Karen L
May 31, 2018|
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Response from DawnS2513 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but my advice is if your looking for a great zoo Toronto Zoo is worth the trip and it’s way better than the buffalo zoo
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Response from SalSicily | Reviewed this property |
Tough to tell we spent a day and had luck with some and none with others. I’d recommend inquiring about feeding times and work around them for activity. I’d do that next time I go. Early summer late spring might be best in... More