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The Buffalo Zoo

#13 of 157 things to do in Buffalo Features Animals
300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Great little zoo for the family

I love the zoo, I've been to large and small ones around the country. This one is definitely in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Long Beach, California
Great visit!

We loved the buffalo zoo! Not too much distance to travel and a great variety of animals to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sara F
Baltimore, Maryland
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love the zoo, I've been to large and small ones around the country. This one is definitely in the middle category. Even without the most extensive animal collection, this little zoo packs a lot of education, entertainment, and enjoyment into its Delaware Park setting....More

Thank christopherkoontz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the buffalo zoo! Not too much distance to travel and a great variety of animals to see! Parking is a fee. We got a discount for being zoo members in another city. The gorillas and the sea lions were highlights!

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice zoo.. we tacked on a stop here when visiting Niagara Falls. Glad we did. The kids loved it. It's kind of in the middle of town, but not the of the city. Overall, would visit again.

Thank Mrs_WJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a smaller city, Buffalo doesn't have the budget for as impressive zoos as cities like Toronto or Dallas, but they do have some good exhibits. Despite the heat outside, the polar bears were pretty active.

Thank Korie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't a huge zoo -a s in - not Bronx Zoo size - but it is I think a perfect half day size. Also the layout is really nice with areas kind of separated by playground area, carousel, dinosaur dig, hedges and flowers. I...More

Thank Bettine31
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well laid out zoo with many interesting animals, including elephants and lions. The exhibits were well maintained and you could see the animals very easily. Great for all ages.

Thank LIer-Native
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buffalo Zoo has changed...and it's GREAT! There are so many things to do inside, and the kids had a blast. It was really engaging. Our kids (wide age range) each had such a good time. If you haven't been in a while, give the...More

1  Thank Jeannine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited this zoo with family that was in town. We enjoyed looking at the zoo, although it was small. We were surprised at how many animals were out, considering how hot it was. When we ate lunch, we ordered a cheeseburger, fry and...More

1  Thank ThemeParkGal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time to the zoo and still enthusiastic when I was there. I was looking forward to seeing the arctic fox this year as it was under construction last year. I was amazed by the rainforest this time as there was feeding time hence kids...More

Thank nauthiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits are not huge, but allow for amazingly close feeling encounters. The mixture of clear glass barriers and open air fencing allow a variety of experiences. My 5 and 7 year old were both equally engaged but not exhausted after a full visit. The...More

Thank Yvonne J
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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.
angie C
13 March 2017|
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Response from westieday | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no lockers.
Laura E
1 June 2016|
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Response from westieday | Reviewed this property |
The Beastro is open year round and has affordable tasty food. Ice cream and pizza available out in the zoo.