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Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Fun for everyone

I liked the wolves and can get right in with the goats and pet them. Sheep and deer and ducks walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lindaaF3385MJ
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Rome, New York
via mobile
Nice petting zoo

Owner very courteous, knowledgeable, and approachable. Answering adults and children's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin A
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Bronx, New York
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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 via mobile

I liked the wolves and can get right in with the goats and pet them. Sheep and deer and ducks walk right up to you

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindaaF3385MJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Owner very courteous, knowledgeable, and approachable. Answering adults and children's questions.try it out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My granddaughters favorite place. Keeps her attention. Loves the interaction with the animals. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I'm from the area and visited Fort Rickey when I was a kid! So visiting the area, took my own young children. It is quite well done! Clean, well manicured. The owner is present, which is awesome. Price-wise, we found affordable but we are from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KSEKB
Reviewed 29 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank CRMCleveland_NY
Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

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

Reviewed 9 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 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 9 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert A
Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

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

Reviewed 9 November 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 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 9 November 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Len C, Owner at Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 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.

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debra c
25 August 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
25 August 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
6 August 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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