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Address: 1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601
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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nice small zoo

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
marino family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank 315Ray
Watertown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The zoo opened for a special day due to nice weather and we were happy to visit. Thank you for that opportunity. The zoo is small and could definitely do with more exhibits. Hopefully 2016 will bring large crowds. On this day the wolves were especially vibrant and howling quite a bit which our older daughter loved, thanks again.

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Thank Michael L
Deferiet, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a nice place to take smaller children (12 and under) for a fun, learning time. The overall number of animals is small compared to larger city zoos. Very nice for this area.

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Thank William S
Laurel, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We love to stop by Thompson Park, and peaked in at the Zoo too. They have some new buildings and the animals were active. The park is great for walking in and cross country skiing in the winter.

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