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“Lovely and Fun”

Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Cicero
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a very nice adventure golf course, especially since we don't have any around these parts! Laser tag is excellent as well. A couple of the other activities are lame and pricing is a bit high, but overall a good experience

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BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for rating us as "very good". We really appreciate the positive feedback. I wish you had specified the "lame" activities as we are always looking to improve our facility but you obviously love the laser tag and mini golf so we'll be thankful for that. Please visit again. Regards, Big Don

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We found Big Don's by searching TripAdvisor on our way back from Niagara Falls to CT. What a great find! Tons of fun and reasonably priced. Laser tag for 2, 2 bags of gem mining and mini golf for 3 for about $50. My boys are 7 and 9. Hours of fun!!!!

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BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hey TL, thanks so much for the great review. So glad you all had a great time and we appreciate your visiting.
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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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BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

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 a senior.... anyway please always feel free to challenge a mistake at the time so we can correct on the spot. Anyway if you would send me an email at don@bigdons.com and we will fix that for you. Thanks again for visiting and we appreciate your patronage. Regards, Don

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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 shells and stones which they are permitted to keep. They played the Maze activity which required them to race through a maze to find items. They enjoyed this activity as well. The 3rd activity was the putt putt golf. It is beautiful and very well done with waterfalls etc. The children like this activity too. It is a great way to take up some time while the kids enjoy having fun. It would be nice if they had a create your own package to cut down on the exurbanite cost. They offered a limited choice of packages but not with any of the activities our children were interested in.

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BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

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 people to have affordable fun and will continue to try to offer the best value that we can to our customers noting we are a seasonal business that would like to be here for customers for years to come
For your benefit should you visit again and for others reading your review and my response, we have five different summertime packages for 3 or more activities ranging from $12 to $23 per person which is for four activities including a half hour of laser tag , we offer five different weekday specials where food or activities are FREE with an activity purchase (the only family fun center to do that in the Syracuse area), a standard $1 off second and third activity + pricing every day, senior and military discounts, call ahead discounts for laser tag for four or more players, deep group discounts for organizations, SYRACUSE ENJOY the CITY BOGO for laser tag and mini golf and Clipper Magazine and other publication coupons for many of our activities. We do want people to enjoy a quality experience at our fun center so we will continue to come up with new ones with our customers input so that they can return affordably again and again as they have been for 13 seasons. Thanks again for the nice review. Regards, Don

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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 ever-popular laser tag set-up in the back of the park that will leave you spent and exhausted after an afternoon of fun chasing friends, family and sometimes complete strangers as you to compete to rack up 'kills' in a terrific setting of rolling grassland seeded with numerous barriers to hide behind as you hunt for the opposition.

A newer attraction is the Bear Cub village, ideal for younger family members with its own pint-sized mini-golf course and other fun activities to amuse the younger attendees. The giant maze is reset regularly to make for a fun afternoon as you search for the letters seeded throughout that spell 'Maze' and 'Big-D' If it's your fancy, you can climb a rock wall or hunt for buried treasure in a giant sandbox. If something less strenuous is your forte, try panning for gems or fossils in Big Don's giant sluice.

And if all the activities make you hungry at the end of the day, Big Don's serves a variety of drinks and counter foods and even soft serve ice cream in season.

The people there are also remarkably friendly and the prices are reasonable. There's a lot to do so you can make Big Don's a destination adventure, or just go for an hour and do one or two activities. Either way, Big Don's lives up to it's slogan - 'Where the fun is Big'

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BigDonCicero_NY, Owner at Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

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 uploading them. Please visit again and again and again. Regards, Don

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