Keeping the memory alive and breathing new life into the property!

The Catskill Game Farm closed in 2006 – it was the first privately owned zoo in the United States, operational from 1933-2006 and housed over 2,000 animals.  Among their collection included giraffes, rhinos, pygmy hippos, capybara, and many more.  The zoo itself is approximately 150 acres with 3.5 miles of paved walkways and 130 structures. It is now often visited by people for the sake of nostalgia, urban exploration and/or photography.

Frequently Asked Questions Page

 If you have any additional questions please feel free contact us.



Come EXPLORE the abandoned relic of what once was a thriving zoo in The Catskill Mountains!

We have 7 Self-Guided Tour dates and one Abandoned America Workshop a in 2019


Giraffe born at The Catskill Game Farm - NOT April..

Giraffe born at The Catskill Game Farm - NOT April..

April the Giraffe is originally from The Catskill Game Farm!

She was born on the property in 2002

To read more please visit:  April

Believed to be April at The Game Farm..

Believed to be April at The Game Farm..


Plan your visit

Visitors are allowed to walk the property!  All visits must be scheduled in advance.

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Our Plans

There are big plans for the property, which we are excited to share with you!  


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All donations go to making the park available and safer for visitors to walk the property each season.  Ready to take the next step?

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The best way the average person can help is simply by talking about us and what we are trying to do.  Within the 6 degrees of separation there is someone who can make these plans come to life.  Like and share us on Facebook, talk to you friends and co-workers simply help get the word out there!