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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 is a bit on the smaller side, but don't let that keep you away! We went in the off season, and I'd absolutely recommend this. We are people who don't love crowds, but do love getting up close...  more »
  • Just like many older zoos in the US it really doesn't have wide open spaces. The lions, addax and rhinos seem to have very little room to roam around. The giraffes were indoors in very small spaces. T...  more »
  • I haven't been to the zoo in years, no particular reason, just not happening. Luckily two friends invited me to join them on a sunny day and off we went! It brought back great memories of my trips her...  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.