- TripBuzz found 27 things to do with kids in or near Rome, New York, including 10 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Utica.
- From Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo to Fort Rickey Game Farm, the Rome area offers 32 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Zoos, Theaters and Amusement Parks (All Ages).
- Located in upstate New York, the city of Rome is often referred to as The City Of American History by it's residents. An original Revolutionary War Fort still stands in the city today. Other points of interest include historical homes and city buildings, local parks and the Kennedy Ice Arena, home to many major sports and ice skating events.
At Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo, hands-on, engaged activity with animals is on the menu. Home to lemurs, tortises, llamas and more, the zoo also has seasonal festivals with activities like wagon rides, deer feeding and more.
A restored Revolutionary War fort and museum, the Fort Stanwix National Monument displays original artifacts from the revolutionary era. Exhibits in the museum cover the American Revolution, the Iroquois Confederation, and New York history.
A family entertainment center, Peterpaul Recreation Park provides activities that include go-karts, bumper boats and batting cages. The park has a pavilion for private events, arcade game machines and a snack bar with food and drinks.
A multipurpose venue, the John F Kennedy Civic Arena is a regional facility. Its most prominent feature is a competition size ice rink that hosts hockey leagues and tournaments, ice and figure skating, and other events.
A neighborhood park with sports facilities including a baseball field and basketball courts, Liberty Gardens/Thron Park also features playground equipment for kids. In addition, there are large open spaces and an arboretum.