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Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse

4.3
#2 of 50 in Outdoors in Finger Lakes
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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. See Rosamond Gifford Zoo and all Syracuse has to offer by arranging your trip with our Syracuse vacation builder.
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  • Spent 2 hours at the zoo, most animals were out so it was great to see them. Clean facility, excellent elephant exhibit  more »
  • We've visited this zoo about 3 times over the past few years. We love zoos and this is one of the largest in the western-centeral ny area. My kids refer to it as Jurassic Park. :) A lot of it is wide ...  more »
  • The zoo was laid out so nice easy to get around loved the animals had face painting for the children and it was clean and safe environment  more »
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  • The price for this zoo is a steal, let's start with that! The selection of animals for Syracuse was surprisingly large. But what really made this enjoyable was seeing how well groomed and healthy the "wildlife" is!! Perfect size zoo to see all the animals in one day without making it feel like a chore. Shows a great deal of appreciation for those involved to fund the adoption of these animals and the community around it! I look forward to coming back to visit all the friends we made at this Zoo!
  • The Syracuse Zoo keeps on improving their exhibits and has friendly, informative staff. The animals all appear to be very well taken care of and are usually pretty easy to spot. It's a great place to spend a few hours and a relatively cheap destination. If you live in the area I would recommend purchasing a zoo membership, it pays for itself rather quickly, especially if you have children.
  • Was hot... fun family experience... I wished there were another one or two bathroom and drink locations. I separated from my group and missed seeing a wolf snap a groundhogs neck but that's not the zoo's fault. Great Father's Day with my dad and my children.
  • We had a great experience at the zoo. We went as soon as they opened and were able to see most of the animals eating. Lots of staff showing and explaining information about the animals.
  • Best Zoo in the area. A Great place for families. My family goes about 1 every month or so. Would go more if it was closer. Even better it is owned by the city so it is a local place. A clean facility and staff always are willing to provide answers and education. Also renovations are always happening to improve the Zoo.

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