Flanders, New York: The Big Duck
- 1012 Flanders Rd, Flanders, NY
- I-495/Long Island Expressway, Exit 71. Turn right at CR-94 East/Edwards Ave/RT-24 East for 4.3 mi. At traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Flanders Rd/RT-24 East 2.4 mi. Duck is on the left.
- Daily 10-5 (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
The Big Duck
A survivor of early roadside architecture, the Big Duck sells duck souvenirs to summertime city weekenders. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About The Big Duck
In addition to souvenirs, The Big Duck has old photographs and other material related to its history. There is now an additional exhibit on duck farming in the barn on the grounds, but it is only open occasionally, usually during special events, and on weekends in the summer.[Janice Jay Young, 01/22/2016]
People sometimes don't realize that duck farming was the reason why The Big Duck was built.
The public bathrooms are almost done at The Big Duck! They will be housed in the small stucco building right next to the duck. This building was recently restored, thanks to the Friends of The Big Duck, who were just appointed the officials stewarts of Big Duck Ranch.[Janice Jay Young, 09/11/2012]
The Big Duck has been an attraction since 1931, so we can probably hold out for the bathrooms a little while longer.
There it was! I'd been to Riverhead so many times and wondered where the Duck was. The gift store was great and had as many duck things as your house could hold. The woman at the counter was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. A Must see when you're out East![Annie M., 08/23/2012]
The Big Duck
Fun for kids. The Big Duck gift shop includes rubber ducks and yellow duck candies![Janet, 04/09/2011]