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The Buffalo Zoo

#12 of 155 things to do in Buffalo Features Animals
300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Small zoo, generally not too crowded, great for small kids

The Buffalo zoo is a great place to bring a family. It is worth getting a membership so that you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Buffalo, New York
Amazing changes have been made here

We have lived in Buffalo for over 30 years and the zoo has always been a destination. We haven't... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Orchard Park, New York
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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%
  • Terrible4%
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Buffalo zoo is a great place to bring a family. It is worth getting a membership so that you can go often for shorter periods of time. There have been a fair number of recent improvements to the zoo, really nice smaller exhibits.

Thank JLF1234
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have lived in Buffalo for over 30 years and the zoo has always been a destination. We haven't been for awhile and took our granddaughter there in November. It was a crisp day but not frigid and we expected a crowd but were amazed...More

Thank Smythe5
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is pretty big and it has a lot to offer, however most animals were hiding when we went. Perhaps because it was an extremely hot day. My kids still had a good time. One negative aspect was that you had to buy tokens...More

1  Thank Zahyli G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the zoo on our way home from Niagara Falls. The zoo is small, but quite lovely. The gorilla exhibit was quite nice.

Thank chantelle910
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently had family in town and made a half day trek to the zoo. It was great! So many childhood memories and stories of the zoo before all the improvements. We were lucky the day was beautiful weather wise, and we're able to see almost...More

1  Thank SalSicily
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is really nice. We walked around and saw many animals and lots of beautiful landscaping. Lots of animals were out and about but what I really like is that the animals have some hiding spots so that they can get away from the...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had so much fun at the Buffalo Zoo. The zoo is clean and very well kept! The kids had a lot of fun! We didn't see the polar bears but that's ok it is probably too hot for them to be out. We saw...More

Thank cll55
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buffalo Zoo continues to improve and it is never boring to take children and watch their excitement. I find it to alway clean, their food is reasonably priced and the people that work there must enjoy their jobs because they are all very friendly.

Thank Sal G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, spread out. Great for kids. We didn't have any with us. Good to support them, though. The big cats need more space, as do the elephants, among others. They have the room, guess the need the money. A worthy charity!

Thank ConstantOss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is clear that the Buffalo Zoo has invested in their animals and patrons. Several exhibits were beautiful and new including elements of technology and interactivity for children and adults of all ages. In the last three years we've been to the Buffalo Zoo, the...More

Thank Sara B
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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.