Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

5 Reviews

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Jean Throckmorton
Oct 18, 2016

Great way to spend an afternoon. Surprising variety of animals for the size of the zoo itself. And OMG baby goats!! So adorable and friendly. Pokémon hunting abounds for the older kids in your group, caught some fairly rare ones.

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Sam Feldman
Sep 28, 2016

Amazing zoo at an amazingly cheap price! It's the perfect size for families with kids or people with a short patience. The zoo is walkable in under 2hrs, but each exhibit is a great size and really well done. The animals looks well taken care of, unlike some other zoos. The elephant area is awesome! For little ones, I recommend the sand play area. The only thing that was disappointing was the cafeteria -- skip it and go to Dyno BBQ less than 10 mins away.

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Hannah Nare
Aug 16, 2016

Great zoo with lots of animals. The elephants were amazing, happy and majestic. Also got a sweet view of the tiger who was sleeping right near the glass. So cool! Very inexpensive at 8 for adults and 4 for kids. I recommend it.

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Stephen Gasparini
Aug 3, 2016

I've always enjoyed coming here since I was a kid. One of the best zoos of it's size. Plenty of animals that are always out for visitors to see. Habitats seem like they are well managed for the animals. It's a big circle with an inside and outside so you can see a lot without having to go very far, and have a place to duck inside when it's too hot out.

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Colleen Thomas
Aug 9, 2016

We had our reception at the zoo, catered by Catering at the Zoo and it was magical. From the first day that we met with the staff they helped us to create the exact day we were looking for. Everyone was so flexible (we planned half the wedding from Texas for crying out loud) and they were so willing to help with those last minute touches that usually fall to the couple or the wedding party. The food was INCREDIBLE, the chef also personally came out to make sure everything was to our liking. The zoo is where my husband and I had our first date and we were elated that we could return to celebrate our marriage. We could not have asked for a more professional, warm, and happy staff to help make that possible. We would recommend the zoo to anyone looking for a family-friendly and happy wedding day (or any party!).