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Bailiwick Animal Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This was so unexpected. Its a family owned zoo with lots of animals. You can purchase food to feed... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Stony Point, New York
via mobile
Enjoyable, but....

We took our grandchildren here using a Groupon. They enjoyed seeing a variety of animals and... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Saratoga Springs, New York
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118 Castle Rd, Catskill, NY 12414-5544
+1 518-678-5665
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Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

This place is DANGEROUS!! There are unkempt, hostile, exotic animals that inhabit this "zoo", which is honestly nothing more than someone's backyard, and the tigers are BARELY in an enclosed "cage"!!! Furthermore, the entire area is completely UNSUPERVISED by any "employee" and animal handlers are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank K D
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This zoo just isn't a humane place for animals, and is unsafe for guests. A zoo of this size would be better inhabited by typical farm animals like goats, chickens, pigs etc. Instead of just those animals, this zoo also had a number of exotic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank nmb651
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Bailiwick is a small but has a great variety of animals. Bears, tigers, kangaroos and more. Prices are reasonable and staff is very friendly. It also is a horseback riding center with ring and trail rides and lessons too. Great place to spend the day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom G
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Great family place. Bring your lunch. Kids will have a great day seeing and feeding different kinds of animals. Drove up from Long Island to spend weekend and weather was cool. Looking for something to do to entertain our 4 year old nephew. This was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This was so unexpected. Its a family owned zoo with lots of animals. You can purchase food to feed them and they get so close. Pony rides, horse rides, and a playground. Don’t get me wrong this isn’t a place where it’s all up to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

John and I went to the Bailiwick Animal Park today, what an amazing day we got to HAND feed the animals! all of them are rescues and are living the life there they come right up to you so you can feed them even the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Took my 9 y.o. grandson on his first horseback trail ride. Couldn't have been better. We had our own guide, just the two of us with him, and he couldn't have been nicer. Scenic trail, friendly horses. Would recommend and will be back.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank okiealan
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome place, many new animals, friendly atmosphere, picnic tables, games for kids, exciting. Wish I were a kid. I love it. Must bring my grandchildren here.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank doobydobber
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We took our grandchildren here using a Groupon. They enjoyed seeing a variety of animals and feeding them. However, the facilities in general are in poor condition, including a small play area. It would not have been worth full price. My impression is this attraction...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ace091
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This place has wonderful collection of wild animals including two tigers. Tigers are obviously their main attraction. Kids will definitely love it. They have kangaroos, bears, peacock, zebras, camels , other mammals as well. Very nice place to visit with family as a day trip....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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11 August 2017|
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Response from catskillhappy | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve food (only animal food to buy there to feed the cute animals!), but there are restaurants nearby that you can find after zoo closes at 5! The price i think (dont quote me, because i bought a lot of animal... More
28 August 2016|
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Response from Jeana D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know why others felt this way. we had the opportunity to talk to the owner and these animals are very much loved.
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14 July 2016|
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Response from edny82 | Reviewed this property |
No - the CGF closed in 2006. Bailiwick has been around for decades as a horse stable / trail rides but after the Game Farm's closing they set up a small (a couple of acres versus 100s). It's a small collection, but very... More