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The Buffalo Zoo

#11 of 152 things to do in Buffalo Features Animals
300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Great Value!

I love the Buffalo Zoo. It may not be as large as Toronto or Queens, but at literally a fraction... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Buffalo, New York
Good stuff always

We live the Buffalo zoo being one of the oldest in America it's heritage you know and lots to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Trumansburg, 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 good42%
  • 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 Buffalo Zoo. It may not be as large as Toronto or Queens, but at literally a fraction of the price (parking is $3 rather than $25 and adult entrance is $12 rather than $35+). There is a large variety or animals in...More

Thank RusalkaJC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We live the Buffalo zoo being one of the oldest in America it's heritage you know and lots to see and fun for kids the inside observatory is amazing the whole place it's fun!

Thank shanna3000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If it wasn't for the play areas, the zoo would get a 2. I found the layout a bit hard to follow....maybe arrows or the map showing a path to follow to see everything. I felt like we were passing stuff we already saw but...More

Thank amybethcooper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fun (and inexpensive) activity for families. My kids range in age and they were all happy here! Great way to get the kids outside and off devices while visiting their grandparents.

2  Thank katie s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the Buffalo zoo twice in the last year and wasn't overly impressed either time. It's costly to get it in and parking is at a premium in the area. There is only one entrance to the zoo which is inconvenient. The animals...More

Thank Corinna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went this past weekend, took our son, I like the fact they do t chlorinate the water for the animals! Koodos for that! Overall I would say we enjoyed our visit, but we were disappointed by the many of exhibits where we did not...More

Thank stephanie523
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we like the distribution and is a middle size Zoo, but there was many exhibitions empties some areas are under renovation but, others do not have any animal to show, the weather was not cold or hot to not have the animals on display, we...More

Thank JLRendon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our one year old here. He had a great time walking around and seeing all the animals. Not big enough for him or us to get lost. They have rhinos giraffes elephants lions tigers the rain forest exhibit is really...More

Thank Kellymeisch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One is the loneliest number, and the Buffalo zoo has a lot of exhibits with lonely animals pacing in there cramped cages. One of those dated zoos that should be shut down. There are some new exhibits, but still only a handful of animals to...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo itself was not very big, and did not take ua long to get through. The nice thing was we had good views of the animals. I have been to some zoos that their habitat made it very difficult to see the animal, but...More

1  Thank 913jenniferv
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how long does it take ( roughly) to see the zoo
25 June 2017|
Response from Corinna W | Reviewed this property |
Around 2-3 hours to see everything, I would say.
angie C
Does the zoo have lockers or a place to leave a bag? Thank u
13 March 2017|
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Response from mary_labedz_kulpa | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Call or send email
Laura E
Is there food for sale inside the Zoo?
1 June 2016|
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Response from 352eclaire | Reviewed this property |
There is a very nice restaurant on Parkside across from the zoo. Serves lunch & dinner - brunch on Sunday and closed on Tuesday. Parkside Meadow. Also, Fairycakes featuring homemade cupcakes and drinks - eat in or take... More