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The Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo

(3.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This Zoo was very nice. As a matter of fact, we almost had the entire Zoo to ourselves due to visiting in Winter. I found it to be well designed other than the fact I thought the enclosures for some o...  more »
  • I've been renewing my yearly pass for 7 years. They offer birthday parties that are personal and thrilling for kids. My son and I have been visiting Luna the polar bear since she was born and we're sa...  more »
  • Really, REALLY impressed with the changes here at the zoo. Someone, and my guess is Donna Fernandes, deserves a TON of credit for the updates.Great late winter Sunday to enjoy the zoo. Sunny, cold whi...  more »
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  • My family and I were on our way back home to CT, after my sister's wedding and wanted to do something fun. We loved the polar bear, the elephants, the gorillas, monkeys, and the giraffes. The park is large and there are plenty of bathrooms, which is nice. It was a good decision. We had fun.
  • Always enjoy the zoo. Place for a good time. You will always have memories. Variety of animals. Fun.
  • The zoo had improved so much over the last few years and continues to get more features and attractions as time moves forward. If you get asked if you want to be part of a group to pet and feed the elephant's, do it!
  • Nice time at a small zoo. Great for kids. There is a decent variety of animals to see and the newly remodeled area is really nice. Not really a day trip due to the size but a great way to spend a few hours. Some of the interior exhibits are fairly dark but the enclosures are well lit. They have a pay lot but there is plenty of on street parking in the stress area.
  • Like others have mentioned, definitely not a huge zoo. That said, I was generally satisfied with what they had. The layout was nice, and the exhibits were interactive. Certainly some could have been better, but for this price it's kind of what you expect. It seemed that about a quarter of the enclosures were "temporarily closed" when I went.