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Buttonwood Park Zoo

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425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740-1418
+1 508-991-4556
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Neat little zoo

Buttonwood zoo is not large, but it is very kid-friendly. The exhibit signs are clear and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bill W
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Detroit, Michigan
A lot to see in the middle of the city

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and options in the Buttonwood Zoo, had no idea that it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sevenohio
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“train ride” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (15 reviews)
“bison” (8 reviews)
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425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740-1418
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+1 508-991-4556
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"my kids love"
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"large farm"
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"great for small children"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Buttonwood zoo is not large, but it is very kid-friendly. The exhibit signs are clear and understandable. When I went, they had an exhibit on the rain forest - very well displayed and very clearly explained. What impresses me was how the Windows into the...More

Thank Bill W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and options in the Buttonwood Zoo, had no idea that it was as well maintained and thoughtfully laid out as it is. A great outing for the family, be prepared for lots of walking as some exhibits are...More

Thank Sevenohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small zoo. If you set your expectations appropriately you'll have a great time. When we were there the animals were all very active.

Thank Sara I
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

For a small city, this zoo is Big Time. Lots of walking space. Plenty of animals and in a nice easy layout. One small train like ride for the little ones. Seals. Elephants. Cattle. And more. Nice afternoon visit for all.

Thank bwlider
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great activity for the kids or the animal-loving adults! Not only are they adding more creatures and, finally, expanding habitats for the comfort of the animals, but they also have educational activities and many goodies in the cafeteria and gift shop for you to enjoy!...More

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Poorly run cold place. Elephants reflect years or neglect and bodies are injured from abuse and neglect. Dont give this place your money.

2  Thank Patricia T
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Boo at the zoo is not what it was years ago. Not worth the money to get in! You get one candy like a laffy taffy or smarty from 10-12 stations that you stop at to get a card stamped. Then to turn in your...More

1  Thank Rebecca A
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Buttonwood Zoo is a nice family zoo, specially for young children, it has various types of wild and domestic animals for your viewing. A good food area and souvenir store. There are learning centers along your zoo walk.

Thank Newbej
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

It's a small zoo with lots to see and plenty of animals not for really for big kids but great for the under 10s there's black bears, elephants, monkeys, cattle, horse's, they have a great aquarium, plus lots more. The paths make it easy walking...More

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

It's so small and the animals look so sad. I won't take my children here. It is a very depressing place.

1  Thank JPScagliotti
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