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The Buffalo Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Not bad, smaller than I am used to, formerly living In denver, but nice zoo, good time for my young... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Lancaster, United States
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Nice Zoo

We live in Buffalo and have a yearly membership to this zoo. It is nice for a half day trip to see... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Buffalo, 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 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

Thank Cheryldel
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I have been a member of the zoo for at least 20 years. I feel very fortunate to have such a greeat landmark so near. We ride our bike there frequently and participate in many fundraisers. It can be small compared to other zoos, but...More

Thank may1062016
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

When my kids were young we had a membership for many years and visited the Buffalo Zoo weekly and always had a fun time. Now that they are older, we only visit about once a year. We visited today and it was quite disappointing. They...More

Thank Tabitha M
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We live near Erie and we have been to other zoos and I have to say the Buffalo Zoo is an awesome little zoo. Well done exhibits and enclosures for the animals. Very educational as well. May small shows and feeding time which were very...More

Thank joseph W
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Not bad, smaller than I am used to, formerly living In denver, but nice zoo, good time for my young daughter and got ththe famikynpass for a reasonable price. Enjoyable

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

We live in Buffalo and have a yearly membership to this zoo. It is nice for a half day trip to see the animals. My children, aged 5-9 now, will go often and never get bored. They have made many upgrades to this zoo in...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

A well planned zoo in a great park. Easy to get around and see the animals. Not too busy and great for both kids and adults. Reindeer are a bit nuts - but fun. A few African cats I've not seen before too.

Thank HardCorToronto
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great zoo. Many animal houses have been renovated. New polar bear and eagle exhibits are great to see. Nice leisurely day

Thank jcat73
Reviewed August 6, 2018

all the animals are well cared for, cages are clean and the grounds are well maintained. All on one level so easy access for stroller or wheelchair

Thank michaelbQ168AO
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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