Flanders, New York: The Big Duck
- 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.
- M-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- 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
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]
Local police are baffled by a failed after-hours break-in at the Big Duck. The door in the duck's butt was kicked in, but an alarm sounded and the attacker(s) fled, leaving the Big Duck's hats and t-shirts unmolested, and the structure otherwise intact. The president of Friends of the Big Duck has speculated that the attacker was perhaps just trying to get warm.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 11/10/2010]