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New York State Zoo

1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 782-6180
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Watertown
Type: Zoos
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The zoo in Syracuse was ok.. The one in watertown was terrible..not many animals when I went..will prob. Take my kids to the zoo in Syracuse again

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The first time we visited I was disappointed. We had expected to visit a larger zoo with the typical animals you would find, not one filled with local animals and a petting zoo. However the enclosures are large and the animals were active when we went. We came back a year later and took part in "Boo at the zoo"... More

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Potsdam, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hadn't visited in several years and had heard good things had happened since then, so stopped by to check it out. It was very well maintained, the exhibits all looked great - filled with lots of vegetation, hiding spots, and things for the animals to interact with. The animals themselves looked good too. It was early afternoon and lots of... More

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Bridgeport, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my first trip here. I was very impressed! The habitats blend secure enclosures with nature! The animals seem to be very well adjusted & happy. My favorite exhibits were the black bear & the wolves! The black bear was VERY entertaining! She had all of us viewers in stitches laughing so hard. The staff are friendly, helpful, &... More

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

we spent approximately one and half hours at this zoo, which was a good amount of time, not enough time for children to get bored, very clean and friendly staff.

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San Diego, California
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17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

With my dad and 3 year old in tow, we made a trip to the zoo on a weekday morning. The entrance cost was not expensive, and there were only at most a couple dozen other people, which made the visit seem more intimate and personal. My daughter was able to enjoy running around, and I had no worries that... More

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Bay Shore, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The trip to the zoo made for a pleasant mornings outing. The zoo is small and only contains the type of wildlife that you would see in New York. The animals mostly seem to have large enclosures and some room to roam. The drawback is, many are nocturnal, so they are hiding or are sleeping and hard to view. It... More

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Plattsburgh, NY
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don't expect to see lions, zebras, and elephants here. There are only animals indigenous to the Northern areas like black bears, lynx, pumas, and grey wolves. I was shocked when we first went in. It's small and some of the exhibits weren't open becasue it was April, but the experience was wonderful just the same. The little black bear is... More

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Jay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was a wonderful surprise, while spending an afternoon and evening in Watertown. Very well maintained, friendly staff, and the animals appeared to be quite content and well cared for.

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Watertown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The zoo is clean and well maintained. Easily walked. There are bathrooms and food you can buy. Animals of Northern US. Only problem with the zoo is the animals never change. You get bored with seeing the same old same old.

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