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Buttonwood Park Zoo

#5 of 40 things to do in New Bedford Features Animals
425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740-1418
+1 508-991-4556
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Actually the zoo is been updated and really adds a lot. Great lace for grandparents to bring their... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Bedford, MA
nice, small zoo

We took our time (2 adults) and got through the zoo in an hour or so. It is small but they have a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Jersey
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425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740-1418
+1 508-991-4556
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Actually the zoo is been updated and really adds a lot. Great lace for grandparents to bring their grandchildren as well as for parents.

Thank Kathleen829
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our time (2 adults) and got through the zoo in an hour or so. It is small but they have a nice variety of animals and the farm area (horses, pigs, etc.) was something different. If you have quarters you want to get...More

Thank StonewallBrigade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little zoo but really think it's time to let the elephant go to a nice animal sanctuary 😒 They have a nice area to walk and have a picnic.

Thank Kat B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small zoo with a train ride and carousel. My 4 year old loves it. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Food court is limited but not bad in a pinch. Can see it all within 2 hours.

Thank TaniaLyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was another small zoo but we did enjoy going thru it. They have a nice selection of animals that will keep you busy watching. It took us an hour and a half to go thru and was well worth it.

Thank Gerri P
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This zoo is fairly small but they have a good selection of animals. There is a small kiddie train to ride throughout the zoo. We enjoyed the coyote as she was howling to be fed. The beavers are cute. They also have baby otters, however...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Zoo was just ok, many animals looked weary in their cages and some exhibits were closed for renovations. The small children loved seeing the elephants altho from afar, again renovations kept us from getting closer. The farm animals are a nice addition. The carousel and...More

Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Buttonwood Park was all remodeled a few Years ago .There a Train that will take you around or take a stroll .Bears ,Horses,Lynx , Seals Birds .Nice size Playground outside the Zoo .While it isn't as large as Roger Williams it's a nice Place to...More

Thank Darci K
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The zoo was ok. Several of the cages we could not find the animals that were supposed to be in them. Great for small children.

Thank travel96
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to the zoo. It will take about 60 to 90 minutes to go through. It is a good zoo I have been going there since I was a child but the animals are so old they just lay around or...More

Thank Robert C
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