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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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Nice Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo, located in Delaware Park, is a nice way to spend a few hours, especially if you... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Buffalo, New York
Great way to spend a few hours outside

Nice zoo, easy layout for a nice outdoor walk for both adults and children. On a nice day with... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
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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 June 13, 2018

The Buffalo Zoo, located in Delaware Park, is a nice way to spend a few hours, especially if you have kids. While on the small size, they have a large variety of animals. Ticket prices are affordable. They charge for parking, but I recommend parking...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice zoo, easy layout for a nice outdoor walk for both adults and children. On a nice day with school trips it was spacious and pleasant. It has a nice variety of animals. We really enjoyed our time there. It was the perfect way to...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018

The Buffalo Zoo used to be pitifully maintained but in recent years they have added several new and updated exhibits which have greatly improved the experience. The rainforest building and polar bear exhibits are my favorite upgrades.

1  Thank F6394XPandrewh
Reviewed May 7, 2018

While visiting Toronto from Buffalo my wife and I went to the Buffalo Zoo. We loved it. First of all, the price is very affordable. And being an older style zoo (albeit with many upgraded exhibits) it meant little walking between exhibits. This lets you...More

1  Thank Nordiques11
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Inexpensive, easy to get to. The displays are very interactive and the animals were very energetic while we were there.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised to see the amount of animals they had. It was still cold and lots of exhibits were closed. The animals look thin . Was kind of depressing . Must be that I have not visited a Zoo in a while . The...More

Thank Mayra M
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the first zoo that I went to that left me feeling extremely sad for the animals. The worst part was visiting the gorilla enclosure. One of many enclosures that were extremely small. The one gorilla laid on it's back, staring at the ceiling....More

2  Thank Skaadoosh01
Reviewed April 13, 2018

We always have a great time. Not too big for little legs. Able to spend the day and see it all. Very clean and well cared for.

1  Thank Mona L
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We visited the zoo on a day with 50 mph winds and sub-freezing temperatures. Except for two other visitors, we had the place to ourselves. The sea lion and polar bear areas were great. Unlike many zoos, even though they had a lot of room,...More

Thank Grandpapa7
Reviewed March 9, 2018

An amazing selection of animals including all of the large ones like elephants and giraffes. I especially enjoyed the collection of reptiles

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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