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Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford

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  • I have been going to the Buttonwood Park zoo for the last 16 years.I have seen all the improvement made to the zoo throughout the years. For a small Zoo it has a good selection of animals. We just had...  more »
  • Really cute zoo. It's not big at all. Not much walking. Really enjoyed their new exhibit with the monkey's and the aquarium. The otters is a plus for me with their babies. It was so cute! My kids love...  more »
  • Actually the zoo is been updated and really adds a lot. Great lace for grandparents to bring their grandchildren as well as for parents.  more »
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  • Cafeteria tables were disgustingly sticky around the edges. They need some Clorox bleach for those tables and chairs. Teenagers huddled behind the counter could comes out and do a better job. They were noisy and unprofessional. They just seemed unruly. Need times for when the little train leaves. Desperately need signs with arrows pointing the way. It was really confusing finding the sites! Frankly it can't cost too much to give visitors a paper map. Just don't care for that stationary map thing. It just wasn't convenient. Thank goodness for Tyler the train driver. He saved the day by perpetually pointing us in the right direction & telling us about the exhibits. Great attitude and so clearly loves his job. Pity the zoo didn't give him a mic to make good sense of the train ride. Great young man. Luckily the elephants Emily & Ruth saved it all. My son loved them. That was why we came! He was very happy. .
  • Great place to bring the family! Huge playground. Zoo is an admission fee, but well worth the price. Many fun things for kids and parents to see. Feed the ducks and swing on the big green swings.... A wonderful family day for all!
  • For a $10/ticket zoo, this is a very good deal. It will be even better late in summer 2017 when their newly-renovated exhibits are open. Check out the park while you're here too, but use the zoo bathrooms before you leave! There doesn't seem to be more than one port-a-potty in the whole rest of the park as far as restrooms are concerned!
  • Nice small zoo. Perfect for toddlers, but older kids would probably get bored easily. Train ride and carousel which you buy tickets for in the gift shop. Snack bar with indoor and outdoor seating
  • I miss the goats. Totes.. Other than that, it wasn't so bad. Not all exhibits were ready either :/. And 9 bucks for a 4 piece tortilla wrap "pizza" is just a bit much..

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