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Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse

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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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  • I am familiar with larger zoos. This gem is very unique to me. It looks like it was placed in the middle of a forest off to the side of downtown Syracuse! It is so bizarre to me! The animals were visi...  more »
  • Very nice zoo and very well kept. We got through it in under 2 hrs but could have stayed longer (daughter was getting restless). Would recommend this zoo to others. We aren't zoo snobs but thought it ...  more »
  • This was a great zoo. There were so many different animals! This would be good for all ages not just children. Go and expect to spend two hours.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Some updated features since I was here last. Elephants exhibit has been relocated and updated, outdoor primate exhibit updated, and two play areas for children were also added. Nice zoo for the area. Reasonable admission prices. Plan on an 1 1/2 - 2 hours for a visit (longer if you plan to watch the demonstrations)
  • Excellent zoo for a city this size. Great family value. Clean inside and out. Good parking but gets crowded because so popular. Animals all well cared for and easy to view. Great variety. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Contests, events, good eating and picnic areas. Clean restrooms.
  • A lot of animals to see and the look well cared for. They also have interactive statons for kids to learn through play. Great outdoor seating for bag lunches or food from their jungle cafe and concession stands. Great indoor aquarium and aviatory.
  • My wife, 6year old, 2 year old and I really enjoyed our visit. We went during a warm snap in February, but had no issues getting around in fact many exhibits are accessible from inside. The animals all were within view. Best of all you can't beat the price, I was truly surprised at how low admission was.