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The Buffalo Zoo

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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Great animals!

The zoo is a wonderful family activity. It's a great size for walking around for a couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Buffalo, New York
Perfect for an afternoon family outing

A reasonably priced and easy to get to zoo is a great attraction for families. The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter H
Mississauga, Canada
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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 acres of Buffalo’s beautiful Delaware Park, the Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals and more than 320 different species of plants. Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of conservation, education and recreation for Western New York.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The zoo is a wonderful family activity. It's a great size for walking around for a couple of hours without being overwhelming. I especially enjoy the rain-forest building - it feels very realistic.

Thank clb1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A reasonably priced and easy to get to zoo is a great attraction for families. The exhibits are fairly close together so it is an easy walk. One can just go for a quick visit or stay the entire day. The elephant pavilion is a...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always lived in buffalo and only been to the zoo a handful of times, once i had my girls i made it a point to get a membership ... we go all the time . Even if its just an hr or half...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I love this zoo. We have been 3 years in a row. We come from Canada each year. Lots to see without alot of walking inbetween which is nice.

Thank stephy03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Buffalo zoo is a great place any time of year. My most recent visit was ape I am as we arrived just in time for the gorilla feeding. I recommend finding out when the animals get fed, as they are especially fun to watch...More

Thank Buffoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to spend a sunny morning at the zoo. Growing up I always enjoyed going to see the animals and their habitat. I especially loved the gorillas, elephants and tigers. What surprised me was you were no longer able to go...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My daughter gets a season family pass every year for her birthday from her grandparents....and we use it!!! We love going in the winter when it is cooler and there are less people. But I have to say, we have been twice now during large...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Kids attention span, and honestly mine, is 2 hours. So in 2 hours or less you can leisurely view just about everything. We love it!

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This zoo is a real treasure situated in the heart of the Parkside neighborhood within the Olmsted Parks system and near the Darwin Martin House. It's the perfect size for a young child to walk & explore indoors and outdoors (even without a stroller)! The...More

Thank TravelingPal2015
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Buffalo zoo is not nearly as impressive/extensive as the Toronto zoo, but it is cheaper, less crowded, and in my opinion, a more enjoyable place to spend a few hours with the kids. The grounds are beautiful, and so is the location. We especially...More

Thank tadak
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5 September 2017|
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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
25 June 2017|
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Response from Gilly A | Reviewed this property |
It's not a very big zoo. If you leave out the rainforest, tree house room, playground, and petting zoo, you can do it in under an hour. It's a nice place to just walk around.
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13 March 2017|
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No, there are no lockers.