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The Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo

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Zoo / Aquarium
See gorillas, polar bears, reptiles, sea lions, and rare Indian rhinos at The Buffalo Zoo, the third-oldest of its kind in the United States. Walk through the rainforest section to see poison arrow frogs and vultures. Touch the turtles, chinchilla, and other animals featured in the interactive children’s zoo. Ride the carousel or the Kangaroo Hop, a children-friendly bungee trampoline, and take in one of the seasonal shows. Parking is available at the zoo for a fee. The Buffalo Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Buffalo Edition.
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  • 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 whi...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Love this place I been going there since I was a kid and still love it. It's always been a great experience and with the animals and the staff and how far the park has changed over the years it's good to see it keep up the good work but the only thing I don't like that they have to make the handicap people walk to get the wheelchairs cause my dad is handicapped
  • This Zoo is simply fantastic. First time in Buffalo, and I truly enjoyed it. While it was winter, and a big snowfall had just hit, lots of animals were available outside to see, and there were also various indoor sections for people to see. The area is very nice to walk, and while a lot of the playgrounds were shut down, I would imagine if it was summer, it would be much more popular and kid-friendly. Regardless, your family will enjoy coming here, without a doubt. The parking lot is massive, and the souvenir shop is big with variety of choices. I also believe they accept both US and Canadian currencies (do not quote me on that!). One thing I wouldn't really recommend is the food there which were mediocre. My favourite part was seeing the tiger, and the baby chimpanzees which were SUPER adorable! A really nice place to enjoy as a person, couple, or family!
  • Fairly small local zoo. Better than having nothing. Well kept and a good place for kids and adults to spend some time.
  • Nice, quiet place. Beautiful lanscaping and lots of animals to see. Not overcrowded. General admission is $12, while food offered inside is still reasonably-priced.
  • Wonderful old zoo with modern updates! Perfect size for a young family to navigate. Wonderfully warm tropical rain forest and chilly cool Arctic exhibit. There are usually baby animals in attendance.