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The Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo

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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 love the zoo, I've been to large and small ones around the country. This one is definitely in the middle category. Even without the most extensive animal collection, this little zoo packs a lot of e...  more »
  • We loved the buffalo zoo! Not too much distance to travel and a great variety of animals to see! Parking is a fee. We got a discount for being zoo members in another city. The gorillas and the sea lio...  more »
  • Very nice zoo.. we tacked on a stop here when visiting Niagara Falls. Glad we did. The kids loved it. It's kind of in the middle of town, but not the of the city. Overall, would visit again.  more »
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  • I enjoy taking my two girls to the Buffalo Zoo. They love seeing the animals and it doesn't take a full day to see everything. I have been a Zoo member for the past 3 years, and the membership is always worth it since we go 7 or 8 times a year. The recent additions of the arctic edge exhibits are very nice, and I'm glad to see the zoo trying to revamp its habitats for the animals. There is still work to be done, as the gorillas and elephants can use some better accommodations.
  • 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
  • It has been awhile since I've been at the zoo. I only went because the children I nanny for wanted to go. I am always disappointed 1- because I don't believe in keeping animals confined. 2- because the zoo doesn't offer much and the condition lacks a lot. I don't know what they do with the money. Sorry but I will not be going back there.
  • 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.

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For easy access to Buffalo's attractions, consider lodging near downtown, where you'll find luxury hotels and chains. As you move away from downtown, you'll find neighborhoods using renovated 19th-century mansions to host bed and breakfasts and inns.
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