Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse

4.3
#1 of 7 in Parks in Syracuse
Explore the diverse exhibits and environments at Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The 17 hectare (43 acre) grounds host more than 700 individual animals. Wander through multiple themed areas, including the aviary, rainforest, elephant preserve, and primate park. As you walk the 0.8 km (0.5 mi) wildlife trail, you'll see snow leopards, condors, and rare Siberian tigers. The impressive penguin exhibit replicates the birds' native coastal habitat. When you're ready for a bite to eat, head to the Jungle Cafe, which offers organic coffee and health-conscious treats. Add Rosamond Gifford Zoo and other attractions to your Syracuse trip itinerary using our Syracuse trip planner.
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  • We visited one sunny 40’s degree weekend in January with our young grandchildren. We were surprised to find the paved pathways in such poor condition. It was slushy, icy and snow packed in some places...  more »
  • In the winter...10$ for 2 adults and 2 toddlers is pretty much free. Great price!!! We did the zoo very fast and it took us about 1 to 1.5 hrs. Half is outdoors. Lotsa different types of monkeys. Just...  more »
  • This zoo continues to work forward in it's humane care of the animals and in it's guest experience. A variety of animals sure to please children and interest adults.  more »
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  • It's a great zoo to visit, lots of variety between species, and very awesome habitats. I've been here several times and it's always a good trip :) I do however wish there was more help for disabled and elderly, not much room to maneuver a wheelchair between exhibits and kids running all over, so it makes it difficult to bring anyone with special needs who doesn't like bigger crowds. Otherwise, a great place to go when you have a day off with the family or friends.
  • A good zoo that is constantly improving itself and getting new creatures. A steal as far as admission goes (check out snow leopard days in the winter, half off or free with a non cell phone camera). Do a lot community events so something is always going on and do a lot of outreach. Really uped their game in the last decade. Great place for kids, a casual date, or just anyone who like animals.
  • Great place for kids. Lots to do but not too big. Well priced. I like that you can bring your own food.
  • This zoo is set up so nicely. All the indoor stuff is all in one long building. The outdoor part is in a nice circle. The staff is very friendly as well.
  • Great place and nice Family Fun. Unfortunately, not many animals to visit outside in the cold; "Mostly Humans". But, a nice place to visit for some family time. Will visit again and see if we see more animals outside.
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