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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is actually a hidden gem in Syracuse. My sons and I visit at least twice a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Syracuse, New York
Loved it

I absolutely enjoyed our visit. I love to see a variety of animals and they deliver on that. Thank... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cortland, New York
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1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
+1 315-435-8511
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is actually a hidden gem in Syracuse. My sons and I visit at least twice a year. Early in the morning is not a good time to go as most of the animals are not out. If it rains there are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I absolutely enjoyed our visit. I love to see a variety of animals and they deliver on that. Thank you for making this great.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RMartin7977
Reviewed 5 days ago

Big zoo, great for young and old. Have a station kids can buy a bag of sand and sift for gems or fossils. Lots of animals, spend at least 1/2 a day if you have small kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 681joev
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The zoo really needs more space for animals to roam. The Lions had barely any room while the tigers and elephants kind of rule the place on having the biggest exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 485sallyz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great zoo for everyone, but especially youngsters. Some bigger zoos are too overwhelming. This one is a great size...plenty of visually pleasing exhibits (like the penguins) and it is easy to walk through without missing anything. Plus, it's a five dollar admission...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ginger B R
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Although small compared to big city zoos, the Rosamond-Gifford is still a great place to bring a date, or for a family day. It’s Bet friendly with free admission, and who can complain about free?

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank F1426GHdavidp
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a place for everyone. The animals have natural settings and all are easily visible. The layout makes the zoo easy to get around, even if that involves a stroller or a wheelchair. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a great place to visit. It is well kept and the staff is available to give information on all the animals

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gkp35
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Great zoo! Clean, great variety of things to see and do. The food court has a great selection of healthy options. The zoo camps are wonderful for kids. We have been here at least 100 times over the years.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amy h
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This Zoo is very nice. I would consider this a perfect example of quality over quantity. It is the right size and has a real nice assortment of animals of many species. I was a taxi driver and brought a couple from Buffalo NY to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Quest51525207570
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Address: One Conservation Place Syracuse, NY 13204 (315) 435-8511 Directions: From the North Take I-81 South to exit 23A (Hiawatha Blvd.) Turn right onto Hiawatha Blvd; At the stoplight at the end of the road turn... More