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Address: 1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601
Phone Number: (315) 782-6180
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Charming Zoo Designed by Olmsted

The Thompson Park Zoo was designed by Olmsted and is the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State so they you can view bears, wolverines and mountain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This so called zoo is a horrible place. The enclosures are too small for the animals and littered with garbage. I am disgusted by the way these animals live they. The zoo should be shut down and the animals should be placed somewhere that can support their needs as living creatures. I will be adding a video of the grey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a local zoo, with animals from the north country. This zoo does not have elephants, giraffes, hippos, etc. This is a small local zoo that educates you on north country animals. I have been to many zoos and this one is just like the rest. My children enjoyed seeing the different animals that they do not normally see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Don't expect to see lions and tigers, but if you want to see creatures that are (or used to be) found in the wild nearby, this is a nice little place to see a few wolves, wolverines, bears, and so forth.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Nine dollars is a little too much to pay, however, it was a nice way to spend an hour or so on a sunny afternoon while on vacation. Most cages had only one animal, and there weren't a lot of animals in total. Adults with small children would probably enjoy it more.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Super small, charged way to much, the park looked like it was made over night and it was just a crappy place to be. I'll never go there again, nor will I suggest to go there.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was small but all the animals put on a show! It is great size for younger children. what more can I say!

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DeWitt, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I am a zoo fan and have been to zoos in many cities. I understand that it is not fair to compare a zoo like this in a small city with those in much larger metropolitan areas, so my rating of average for this zoo does not stem from those kinds of comparisons. This is a good little zoo, worth... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Thompson Park Zoo was designed by Olmsted and is the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State so they you can view bears, wolverines and mountain lions. It is a wonderful treat if you are up here on business.

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Wooster, Ohio
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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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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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