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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Address: 1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
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+1 315-435-8511
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Tue 17:30 - 20:30
Thu 17:30 - 20:30

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Great zoo

One of the nicest zoo's in the area several elephants, lions, tigers, wolfs, bears, a variety of birds,

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Syracuse, NY
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the nicest zoo's in the area several elephants, lions, tigers, wolfs, bears, a variety of birds,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a couple of years since our last visit, and you can see the improvements. The squid display, the elephant exhibit, and the primates. Have always enjoyed this zoo, and during the winter, it was nice to see the wolves having fun, and the penguins are always fun to watch. During January and February admission is half price... More 

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ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed both indoor and outdoor zoo, the newest little leopard was amazing. Something for everyone great family outing for 24$.

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Thank ottawacaro
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many animals to see inside. Outside you see tigers & lions,buffalo, deer penguins & much more. KP

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the nest small zoos in the Country. I have been to over 50 zoos and this one is A1. Very relaxing.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many zoos built before the 1930's, Rosamond Gifford shows its history. That line between historical and modern needs to be walked carefully displaying age without it detracting from the animal's well being physically or mentally. Something Rosamond Gifford is visibly trying to remedy but they have quite a bit of work ahead of them. 1/3 of their indoor exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Syracuse Zoo has a lot of different animals on display - some indoor (open year round) and lots of outdoor exhibits. The zoo has lots of events throughout the year - such as "Squishing of the Squash" which happens right after Halloween (animals are given pumpkins filled with treats.)

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Thank Ely M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quite a few of the animals are in their natural habitance. The penguins are swimming in a large area with windows all around. What is a plus is it is free for Veterans and active Military.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I've been bringing my children here for the last ten years. It is affordable, fun and educational. They do a great job of including their members in the lives of their animals

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We took the kids here. There's a good variety of animals here. You can expect to spend about 3 hours but if you're kids are only interested in the lions and elephants, then you could be done much quicker (happened to us)

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