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Address: 1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601-3500
Phone Number: +1 315-782-6180
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Thompson Park Zoo prides itself as being the only zoo in the world to...

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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It's pretty neat seeing a bald eagle. They have very cute baby goats and you can feed them right from your hands!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim D
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's pretty neat seeing a bald eagle. They have very cute baby goats and you can feed them right from your hands!

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Thank Tim D
North York Ontario
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small zoo, limited number of animals but good for little people to walk around without getting tired. Friendly staff

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Thank retired065
Appleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cute zoo. Not it's not the biggest, but it was designed well, and all of the animals have a good amount of space. You can see the enrichment everywhere so the animals are well taken care of. The staff is so friendly, helpful, and I enjoyed my time here.

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Thank Janet102
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an hour or so here with two teens. Well done and laid out nice. Good viewing of the animals. After an hour we were done. Short simple zoo and paid $36 for a family of 4.

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Thank marino family
Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited again on our yearly trip to this area. Some nice improvements being done and heard new animals are coming. I think whomever is in charge must be doing a great job as some areas looked so much better. The man working on grounds was so nice and seemed to enjoy his job. One small mention, fencing along walks was... More 

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Thank FunDays2010
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were happy, there is Zoo close by, after visiting this Zoo you will be very disappointed, lots of animal is missing or already somewhere in the different Zoo. This was the worst Zoo we ever seen :(

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Thank Adriana G
Verona, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a fantastic zoo in a wilderness setting. It is great to see what animals actually live in New York State. It is well done and the animals are living like they would in nature. Well done.

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Thank donlin2015
Watertown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Great small zoo! Great staff and friendly animals! Great place here in Watertown! Kids had a blast and we'll definitely come again!

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Thank vacationer141926
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a small zoo that is very quaint and friendly. My nephew loved seeing all the animals that you don't typically see at the zoo in Syracuse.

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Thank Nicole A
Dexter, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The zoo has animals that are native to our area. Walking trails take you through the different displays. There is a children's area with small animals in a farm setting. Its a nice little zoo.

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