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Address: 8408 Button Rd, Cicero, NY 13039-9219
Phone Number: +1 315-698-0098
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Whether you are visiting the Syracuse area or are a resident, Big Don's is...

Whether you are visiting the Syracuse area or are a resident, Big Don's is a great place to spend an afternoon with your friends and family while enjoying a unique combination of 9 fun activities that appeal to children and adults. We offer a modern Miniature Golf course built in 2004, Outdoor Laser Tag (Battleground), Giant Amaze'n Maze, Squirt gun battles in the maze, Rock Climbing Wall, three discovery activities (Gemstone panning, treasure digs and coin hunts)and bounce house plus soft service ice cream, beverages and snacks. We offer birthday parties and group rates for qualified groups. We have available seating and free parking. We have per activity rates and packages available for those wanting to enjoy more than one activity per outing.

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Great place for the family!

Fun plane to mini gulf. Only gave four stars instead of 5 and we went twice and both times the kids charged us an extra dollar. Great place to bring the whole family!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Cari B
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Fun plane to mini gulf. Only gave four stars instead of 5 and we went twice and both times the kids charged us an extra dollar. Great place to bring the whole family!

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Thank Cari B
BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

Carl, thanks so much for the 4 star review. We appreciate it. I'm not sure why the staff member charged an extra $1 on your 2 visits but I do apologize for that mistake. Not sure if you had a senior in your group or not (that would be worth a dollar off) and teens don't typically guess who is... More 

Troy
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Big Don's offer many activities. We tried 3 while we visited. They are expensive, 3 activities for 2 children ran $50 +. The children enjoyed the digging for buried treasure activity. You choose a sectioned off spot in a sand box and dig with a shovel and sifting pan for buried items. The kids had found many items such as... More 

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Thank Cam616
BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

First and foremost, thank you so much for the five star review and we are very glad you enjoyed your visit. It was nice of you to take the time and thanks for the input. I am sorry that one of our popular packages did not work for your outing. We are always trying to come up with ways for... More 

DeWitt, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

In a small corner lot on a busy route in Cicero, NY, there's an awful lot of fun crammed into such a small geographic space. The signature attractions are the 18-hole resort level miniature golf course complete with cave, multi-level hole and even more fun obstacles that can make for a challenging (and sometimes frustrating) game. And then there's the... More 

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Thank MovieGuy646
BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

Thanks so much for giving a five star rating. Lord knows we're trying in everything we do. We sincerely appreciate your taking the time and for your positive feedback. You clearly have some writing skills so I am glad you liked our place, it could be scary if you didn't lol. Thanks for taking some nice photos as well and... More 

Tully, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Stopped here for some mini golf with the family on a gorgeous warm Thursday night 7/7/16. First sign should've been an almost complete empty parking lot. Specifically picking this night because of their online advertised special of "2 rounds of mini golf and a soda for the price of one round" we approach the counter and ask the young (blond,... More 

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Thank CNYcamper
BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

We are very sorry for this disappointing experience and we sincerely apologize for the confusion at the counter. The empty parking lot at 6 pm is not an indicator of the popularity of our couse but there is a dinner time lull every evening between 5 and 7. Our Thursday summer special is very straightforward, you pay for your first... More 

Camillus, New York
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72 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very pricy for what you get. Every attraction is extra, no package deals. Golf was ok, nothing extraordinary. Treasure dig in the sand was just ok too. Had to leave after two attractions as it was expensive. Not someplace I would rush back to see.

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Thank Jerry Z
BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

Jerry, thank you for visiting our course and for giving us 3 stars. I wish we could have earned higher from you. I know miniature golf has grown more expensive over time. Our course is actually priced right in the middle of all viable local courses. At $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for kids, we are quite a bit less... More 

Cicero, New York
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

this is your average mini golf place that has pretty flat terrain and is a fun course. I am comparing to the elaborate places we have visited in Florida with twists/turns/ varied elevation with lots of steps, plants, props and beautiful views. This this isn't quite like those but it is fun if you like mini golf and are looking... More 

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BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for the nice review in particular your description which actually sounded better than 3 stars.l We wish we were in Florida too. Not only would it be warmer, we would have a 12 month season, 20 million tourists and we could charge $10 or $12 per round instead of $6-7. Location, location,location. Oh well. Please visit again. Big... More 

Cicero, New York
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Do you remember doing miniature golf with parents or your first date or first outing with friends? Well, here is a local spot to do it again. Take your family out and share with them your memories of your first date, or family day with your parents. Start a tradition !! Couples, Teens, family, first dates. Surprise your spouse or... More 

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BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words and nice description. We really appreciate taking time to review our business and thanks for giving us 4 stars. Regards, Big Don More 

liverpool, United States
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

My work took the six of us here and we couldn't have had more fun. The one girl thought she was Tiger Woods (she is not ). The course is in very good shape they even have a maze and ice cream shop which we did both of and it was really a good time.

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Thank Melissa W
BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

Well your group of Six, did some "Four!" and you gave us Five (stars). We couldn't be happier! Thanks so much for the very nice review and so glad you had a great time. We hope to see you next year. I have taken up chainsaw carving as a hobby and you can see some of my recent creations out... More 

Westport, Connecticut
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53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Very nice set up and fun course with ice cream at the end. Even the maze was great but not easy! Well done.

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Thank uticamom
BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the five star review. We really appreciate it. So many out of town visitors give us such positive feedback about our course so really appreciate your visit and taking the time to write a review. If you are in the Syracuse area again, please visit again and enjoy the rest of your summer. Don More 

Rochester, NY
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We visited on a Saturday and were excited to read all of the different activities listed on the website. We asked at the window if there was an all-inclusive price, and found out that if you did one activity, you could save $1 on additional ones. We decided to do mini-golf first, and the course was fun and well maintained.... More 

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BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and taking time to give us four stars. We are really glad you enjoyed the mini golf course. We do try to keep the cost of our activities down and we hope the dollar off each additional activity helps our customers. We have actually not raised most of our prices in over 10 years including... More 

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