Flanders, New York: The Big Duck

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1012 Flanders Rd, Flanders, NY
I-495/Long Island Expy exit 71. Turn right at NY-94/Edwards Ave. for a little over four miles. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto NY-24/Flanders Rd. Drive 2.5 miles. Duck is on the left.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The Big Duck.

The Big Duck
Built in 1931, the Big Duck originally sold ducks, now sells duck souvenirs to summertime city weekenders. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Duck butt.

The Big Duck

The Big Duck is a great photo opportunity. My grand-kids loved getting a picture at the duck's butt. There's a large field to run around. Fun to read about the Duck's history.

[Chris Wurth, 05/27/2017]
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 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.

Long Island Duck

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]

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