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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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We went on a beautiful afternoon in a Sunday and it was very busy but didn't feel too congested. Exhibits were top notch and we had a good time...my wife and me and several other... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a beautiful afternoon in a Sunday and it was very busy but didn't feel too congested. Exhibits were top notch and we had a good time...my wife and me and several other adults and one young child. It was easily worth the small admission fee!

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Baldwinsville, New York
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to this zoo since I was a child. It was rough when I was kid but they did a huge remodel I think in the 90s and it is better. I now take my son here. It is kind of boring. I go at least 2 or 3 times a year. My son who is young... More 

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105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean zoo and the animals all looked healthy. The elephant and lion exhibits were the best! Nice, fun, safe day outing for the family. There was ample parking and the zoo is easy to navigate. Will return!

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Thank Mary A
Cicero, New York
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Penguins were very active and fun to watch play as were the otters. Zoo was clean and animals all look healthy. The enclosed bird area was fun to walk in and watch the birds fly around

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Thank Robert J
Saint Johnsville, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not as big as the Bronx Zoo, but well worth it. Ask about their Military discount. This was great day for us, would Definately take the kids back

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I don't live in Syracuse, so I have only been to this zoo twice. I think it is a great zoo with the best penguin viewing area I've visited. The other viewing areas are awesome too. Last time there, a tiger chilled right by the window for all to see.

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1 Thank JoAnnG438
Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this zoo an hour before close. We did not know what to expect but the attractions were amazing. The lions den is awesome. The male lion was right up the glass, and we were in awe of its magnificence. The bird enclosure is equally good. The wolves and various poison dart frogs a must-see. The desert foxes, wildcats... More 

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1 Thank George L
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great for taking the grandchildren on a rainy day. Many of the animals are available in doors. The staff is friendly and helpful

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1 Thank Katherine J
Syracuse, New York
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fun for the whole family, lots of interesting exhibits. They have been improving the zoo. Lots of varieties of animals.

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Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Who doesn't love a zoo? My kids have been here 100 times and still love it. They have a great elephant area. The animals are well kept.

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