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Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, Rome

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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  • We took our 2 oldest grandkids here as a last hurrah before school starts, aged 6 and 8. They seemed to enjoy the animals and the ability to interact with the animals. They loved the playground and th...  read more »
  • Fort Rickey seems to have developed from someone's oversized home menagerie. They got too many pets and a zoo was a way to get some funding towards the upkeep. There were plenty of opportunities to fe...  read more »
  • We just traveled to the Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo for a day trip from Syracuse. There were two adults and seven kids ranging in ages from 2-16. We began our adventure with the noon snake show featurin...  read more »
  • Wonderful family run zoo. Gummy Bear (the oldest living spider monkey in captivity) is really cute. The pygmy goats and reindeer are awesome to be able to pet. Very pleasant and clean.
  • Small, family run zoo. Not a lot of "bigger named" animals like giraffes and elephants. But they do have buffalo, peacocks, wolves, monkeys, etc. Petting zoo, maternity ward, otter shows daily. Small gift shop, picnic area, plenty of sun and shade, bounce house/amusement/ice cream area for an extra charge.
  • I can't believe I lived in Upstate NY for well over a decade and never checked out the Fort Rickey Petting Zoo in Rome, NY. We stopped by today for their Fall Fun Festival which only cost a mere $5 per person to get in. I was really amazed at the variety of animals they had, and especially the interactivity they allowed (and encouraged) with certain animals. Off the top of my head, they had chickens and peacocks roaming freely, Timber Wolves, porcupines, donkeys, Pygmy goats, rabbits, a monkey, llamas, deer, and a duck pond stocked with minnows, catfish, and more. They had a "maternity ward" which allowed visitors to pick up and hold baby Pygmy goats, and also had a fenced off area where visitors can walk amongst the deer and pet them, as well. I really enjoy bringing my daughter to places like instead of traditional zoos, as she can see and interact with animals in their natural habitats as opposed to in cages or tanks. Huge hat tip to Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo for their setup they have going on.
  • We had a blast today!! Cant wait to come back!!
  • Absolutely loved it... I think I enjoyed it just as much as my two and a half year old did! We will defiantly be going back! Can't wait!!!!
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