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New York State Zoo at Thompson Park

#2 of 20 things to do in Watertown Features Animals
1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601-3500
+1 315-782-6180
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Great afternoon

The Park and Zoo are worth the visit. It is a terrific zoo with a nice variety of animals high upon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken1949
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Bowmanville, Canada
Disappointed

We were disappointed in the zoo. They didn't have half the animals there they said in their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
antiquelafrance
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Boonton, New Jersey
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The Thompson Park Zoo prides itself as being the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State. Abundant, threatened or endangered animals, including wolverines, black bears, eagles, mountain lions, Canada lynx, grey wolves, and more make their home at our 32-acre Zoo.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601-3500
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+1 315-782-6180
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Park and Zoo are worth the visit. It is a terrific zoo with a nice variety of animals high upon a hill top with amazing views of the town and surrounding countryside.

Thank Ken1949
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed in the zoo. They didn't have half the animals there they said in their advertisement. The bears were cute that is all. Don't waste your money here.

Thank antiquelafrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my grandson to swing at the park. The jungle gym area is great. Well kept and open for great visibility. Park is up on the hill overlooking watertown & provides a beautiful view for lunch.

Thank tonyandsamantha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the little zoo that could! It is on the small side, but it is well kept and they offer a lot of programs. Amamda does a nice children's education program. You can be a zoo keeper for a day, do a painting program,...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to this zoo a few times. We always enjoy it. It's not huge but good for a couple of hours visit.

Thank Jenn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time with my family there. All the animals are cute and friendly. There's so much nice restaurants around that u can eat too. Not that far from Penn station.

Thank Mariana O
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on a somewhat stormy day however we were in between rain showers. We loved it here, only North American animals, you won't find a giraffe here, but the park was clean, animals were quite animated and zoo staff were super friendly. We spent...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Thompson Park Zoo is located inside Thompson Park, which is a destination in itself. The Park is beautiful! The Zoo is very small and has only locally found animals on display. There are also learning exhibits for kids and a nice gift store. Admission was...More

Thank MollsMom
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Watertown zoo has been one of our field trip choices for years. This year however, we were very disappointed in the service we received and the overall experience was very disappointing compared to previous years. The facility is nice with an inviting entrance and...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This was a cute little zoo. It was very shaded and the animals were beautiful! It is a great visit in this area.

Thank WVherd82
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Mick402
30 August 2015|
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Response from MatthewHoldgate | Property representative |
Hello, Tomorrow (8/31) should be a great day at the zoo. It will be a bit overcast, which the animals often prefer. They are also most active earlier (10am) and later (3pm) in the day; many of the animals prefer to nap... More
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Ilovemybabies021610
19 August 2015|
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Response from MatthewHoldgate | Property representative |
Hello, Admission to the zoo is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for children (age 4 – 12). Children 3 & under free. Have a large family? Consider visiting on one of our "dollar days!" We do these frequently... More
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Ilovemybabies021610
19 August 2015|
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Response from MatthewHoldgate | Property representative |
Hello, Admission to the zoo is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for children (age 4 – 12). Children 3 & under free. Family memberships are also available so you can visit the zoo all year for one low price - more... More
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