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The Buffalo Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Small but Good

I visited during the Christmas holidays and it was the perfect size to spend a few hours. Not huge... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2019
Stephanie M
Mississauga, Canada
Nice couple of hours at this Zoo

We recently visited Buffalo, and decided to check out the Zoo, we spent 2 hours on a weekday, we... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is new is about average for a small City Zoo. Is bigger than average but the exhibits and all of that are about average. The enclosures and buildings that make up the place or kind of old and they could use a little work...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brucep460
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the zoo and found it to be smaller than expected. Highlights were the polar bears. Most animals were inside due to the cool weather, but the rhino was outside and running back and forth. Price seemed a bit high for what was available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

So much work has been done that it's hard to recognize the zoo. Lot of time and money have gone to make a total transformation. Favorite place to take children. Admission is reasonable, and I always enjoy this place. Kudos to the Zoo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank c0bruce
Reviewed 30 January 2019

The zoo offers special discounts during the winter months of January and February. While outdoor exhibits are a bit limited there are plenty of animals to be seen indoors including a pavilion with giraffes and indoor viewing opportunities of lions, tigers, primates, reptiles, etc. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank travelUSAoften
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Tiny, tiny zoo. Went in October, it was more like a city park than a zoo, very few animals. Not worth admission price.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2019

I visited during the Christmas holidays and it was the perfect size to spend a few hours. Not huge but easy to walk around and lots to see. I was there in the morning and I was so impressed with the number of animals that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed the experience here. Lots of information available about each animal and the enclosures are quite open which offer great opportunities for photography. However, most of the enclosures are fairly small and there didn't seem to be much in the way of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank crazy_cactus_lady
Reviewed 18 December 2018

The Buffalo Zoo is close enough to go visit for a day. Who doesn't love going to the zoo? THe beauty of the animals

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Willowkara
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Buffalo, and decided to check out the Zoo, we spent 2 hours on a weekday, we had the place almost to ourselves. It was nice strolling around, they had Halloween decorations all around. Must be a nice day trip for families with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 456yessicat
Reviewed 7 November 2018

went there with my family love all the animals and it was clean and very well run. lot of shade and places to sit. the prices were a little high. we took our own lunch to save money.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sharondicenzo
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1 June 2018|
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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