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Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, Rome

#3 of 10 in Things to do in Rome
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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  • Had a great time at the zoo! I loved that we were able to feed the critters there and there are great variety of animals. Its small enough to do in about an hour and a half or you can take more...  more »
  • Only open on the weekends in the Fall, we set our Sunday aside to visit Fort Rickey. With children ages 18 months, 3,7,and 12, there was something for each of them. The 3 and 7 year old loved riding.....  more »
  • Very low key yet fun if the kiddos aren't scared to touch the animals. You can actually go inside the deer enclosure which is very cool and different from other places around. Very grassy so prepare for bugs. There is only one bathroom and it is in the back of the park. Young staff that answered questions professionally and seem to really know about the animals.
  • I brought my daughters and grandchildren there last year. We had a great time. It does need some upgrading. However I'm glad to hear there are new owners and looking forward to the things they will do to improve it. Thankful for the previous owners and their work to keep it open so long. It's not an easy job! We just need to give new owners some time guys to make improvements. Glad to see someone else is taking it over in the family. I would have been so sad if it closed. It is a hard time for small local businesses to stay open. We need support to local businesses been around here. We should be grateful it's still there and stop complaining. Will come back to see what changes you've made and to enjoy our family together. It's exciting! We need more things to do for the family around the area.

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