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Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great way to spend a day with animal lovers

Spent a fun day with my great nieces, ages 9 & 7. They loved the interaction with the animals... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KSEKB
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Liverpool, New York
Fun for the young ones

Went with 5 and 6 year olds great place for their ages plenty to see and do. Staff he was... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
CRMCleveland_NY
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Cleveland, NY
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Fort Rickey is a special kind of zoo with a focus on fun and interaction. We understand that children learn best and remember best when they are actively engaged. We offer feeding and petting areas, a maternity ward with baby goats and animal shows...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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135 Rome-New London Road, Rome, NY 13440
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+1 315-336-1930
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a fun day with my great nieces, ages 9 & 7. They loved the interaction with the animals, especially the goat nursery. We visited the nursery for both the AM & PM times. Great interaction with the animal caretakers and owner. They did a...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Went with 5 and 6 year olds great place for their ages plenty to see and do. Staff he was knowledgeable and helpful. Hands on fun they were able to walk ahead and enjoy without me worried about huge crowds I was able to enjoy...More

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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you for your positive review. Your comments and your support are important to us. Come back soon.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Fun little interactive zoo. Took my 7 year old and 2 year old. Both had fun. Everyone loves petting baby goats, all of which were supper friendly. It is more of a fun animal petting zoo, rather than a lion and tigers zoo. The staff...More

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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for your positive review. We try hard to provide a quality family experience so your support means a lot to us.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had fond memories of Fort Rickey from bringing our children here, so when my daughter suggested a visit with the grandchildren (ages 1 and 3) I jumped at the opportunity. What a great day! Our 3 year old is still talking about the boa...More

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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thanks Robert. Your comments mean a lot to all of us. Hopefully, we will see you again this summer.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is a yearly event that I take my niece and nephews to, and we always go a second time! There is a nice variety of animals, atleast 3 learning sessions daily. That's where the kids learn alot more about specific animals, the snake session...More

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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Thank you for your very positive review. We really try hard to provide a quality family experience so it means a lot to us to have our efforts appreciated. Thanks again.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

We took our grandkids (ages 4, 7 & 12) to Fort Rickey and they had a great time. We met the owners because they were "hands on" thru out the facility. You could tell they were very passionate to keep the animals (and visitors) happy/healthy...More

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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Dear Jack and Sue. Thank you so much for the wonderful endorsement. You hit all the most important parts of our endeavor. We try to provide a meaningful experience, with high standards for a fair price. Thanks so much for noticing and appreciating.

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I took my grandson there and I was totally disappointed. There was only 2 sheep in the petting zoo. It took us less than an half hour to go through the park. Not much to see.

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

The petting and feeding experiences were fun for the children, lots of animals to view and staff is very helpful! resting, sitting areas available for grandparents. shady areas to utilize on hot days.

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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thanks for the five stars. So glad to hear that the experience worked well for you family. We appreciate the support.

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Not exotic animals here, but it is kid-friendly. Lots of petting opportunities, from baby goats to deer to tortises. There's a playground with a ball pit and slides with adjacent snack bar and picnic tables. The site is not particularly handicapped-friendly, with rough paths that...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the wolf show and feeding the deer. Sitting and petting the baby goats was adorable and got to hold a snake! We loved the free shows and being able to walk around at our own pace! Have been going there since I was a...More

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debra c
August 25, 2015|
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Response from Len C | Property representative |
After Labor Day, we will be open weekends only through the end of October. Starting Sept. 26th. our operation switches over to our Fall Fun Festival. Details are available on our web site.
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debra c
August 25, 2015|
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Response from Len C | Property representative |
After Labor day we will be open weekends only, including Columbus Day. through the end of October. Starting Sept. 26th, we will begin our Fall Fun Festival.
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Meganrenee43
August 5, 2015|
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Response from Len C | Property representative |
Our waterplay area has been closed for 12 years. Thanks for asking.
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