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The Buffalo Zoo

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Open 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 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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
1  Thank Chad M
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This zoo is very small and has incredibly small enclosures for its animals. Elephants and giraffes living in cages and houses with a small patch of grass outside! A zebra with its head facing a brick wall not moving, polars bears doing repeat motions for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ronconeerika
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Wasn't sure when we first arrived if it was opened (we went on a rainy Wednesday). Parking was $5 - you pay at entrance to zoo and they give you a token to insert to exit the lot. We had the whole zoo basically to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jen F
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I visited the Buffalo Zoo with my Daughter and two of my Grandsons. It is always nice to see the rare animals and to see how well they are taken care of. The kids loved seeing the animals but were a little disappointed that a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rpula22
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Our recent trip to the Buffalo Zoo with children ages 18 months to 6 years was great! The kids had just as much fun as us adults. The animal's habitats were well cared for and resembled their natural habitat. It is a full day of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Karen L
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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