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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
+1 315-435-8511
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Nice day trip!

We visited here in August 2017. We have been numerous times throughout the years and think that it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Things have really changed for the worse!

For many years, it has been a tradition in our family for myself, my wife and our four children to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew W
Syracuse, New York
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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“indoor exhibits” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204-2590
+1 315-435-8511
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here in August 2017. We have been numerous times throughout the years and think that it is a nice half day activity. Our favorite event is when the animals get to open Christmas presents we missed it in 2017 though... Some of our...More

Thank Kiara513734
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For many years, it has been a tradition in our family for myself, my wife and our four children to visit the Syracuse Zoo between Christmas and New Years. On December 27th, 2017, we noticed a huge difference. Neglect was obvious and making these observations...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great time, love coming here. I get in for free with military discount. Great family outing.

Thank Kelsey J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have taken our grandchildren, Day Care children is chaperone many times to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo here in Syracuse, New York. It was always a highlight for the younger children in particular. The petting barn drew quite a response from the children. The zoo...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

What a delightful day we had with 5 adults, a 3 year old and a baby. The indoor displays are nicely done and the animals look well cared for. We saw unusual species, too, such as lemurs. We enjoyed walking outside with tigers, elephants, and...More

Thank CherylBelize
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo (formerly the Burnet Park Zoo) has been in existence for many years. As a Syracuse native, I remember visiting the zoo nearly 50 years ago. The zoo is small, easily covered in several hours, but is well maintained, and although there...More

Thank Harold D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wonderful zoo. I have been to larger zoos, like the Denver zoo, but in fact ours is superior. It seems to be just the right size, just big enough, with a great selection of animals. The highlight has to be the elephants, with the penguins...More

Thank Sue v
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We've been members for a number of years and have made yearly trips for years even before that. Always a good time, especially with the grandchildren! They've made many improvements over the last 30 plus years we've been going and they have had one of...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My family loves this zoo. We have been going to this zoo regularly for 17 years. I have four kids and we typically take a group of friends. Regardless of their ages, my family always has a good time. It's a smallish zoo, but always...More

Thank Christina R
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a nice crisp fall weekday and practically had the zoo to ourselves. We loved it. It is a perfect small city zoo for your family. Tigers, lions, fish, leopards, apes...it has everything. We were so very happy we made the drive out...More

Thank 1RaiderFan
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Peggy L
14 May 2017|
Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
Address: One Conservation Place Syracuse, NY 13204 (315) 435-8511 Directions: From the North Take I-81 South to exit 23A (Hiawatha Blvd.) Turn right onto Hiawatha Blvd; At the stoplight at the end of the road turn... More
21 August 2016|
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Response from kpurvis87 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Call ahead to make sure and/or reserve.
5 November 2015|
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Response from MrBrown2000 |
No, however you can purchase an annual membership and this gives you unlimited admission for the next year.