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New York State Zoo

1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 782-6180
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Watertown
Type: Zoos
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Wooster, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a very small zoo, with few animals...however, the animals they do have our rescues. They seem very socialized as many walk right up to the edge of their enclosure to get close to the people walking by. I enjoyed my trip here and for the cost it can't be beat...make sure to check out the wolverines as they... More

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we loved the zoo, the price was great, under $10 each, my kids are older, we haven't gone to many zoos,.So for them this was a first , nice size not too much walking ,but a little, My son loved the otters, we watched them for half an hour,. Great day, and a outdoor public pool next door, and a... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit. The animals are indigenous to New York State, so it is especially interesting to learn about critters that we may not see but roam amongst us :) The fisher was not be seen, but every other animal was visible, and the wolverine, bear and wolves were very active while we visited. We come in from... More

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Syracuse
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Unlike others writing reviews on TripAdviser, we had done our research and knew what to expect with this zoo. My main comment would be is most of the time there is only 1 animal to see in each cage (if you're lucky enough to see them!!) especially the one wolf, which bothered me as they are pack animals but I'm... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There are not many animals to see at this zoo. For what it had to offer it was quite expensive at $9 for an adult and $7 for a senior. We were able to see all the zoo had to offer in a little over an hour. No exotic animals. Wanted to see lions, tigers, deer and penguins. If you... More

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watertown
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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