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Great Lakes Zoological Society

Address: 6885 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone Number: 734-332-1628
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Ranked #14 of 24 Attractions in Ann Arbor
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great for kids. They offer private parties for children. Amazing display of reptiles large and small.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I went with my grandson to the indoor zoo and we loved it. He had been there before so he could tell me about the animals. The snakes, lizards, turtles, spiders, etc. are set in their natural habitat setting. The way they have them displayed in the aquariums or glassed cages is neat. There are a few cages that need... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a small place but it's packed with excitement. We had three boys and 2 girls and everyone loved it. What I liked best is the animals actually move - unlike other exhibitions my family has visited. The staff was very friendly also. Great place!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Call ahead to see what day they will feed the python, it was completely amazing to watch! Small place but great for kids and te staff is wonderful, very informative and helpful

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very few people I talk with in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area know anything about this little zoo on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor. It is small (three large rooms), so if you're driving from far you may want to think twice. I would probably wedge it with with errands in Ann Arbor. But they pack a lot into... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was nice to be able to go to an indoor animal sanctuary in the winter. However, there wasn't as big of a variety of insects, birds, reptiles, and amphibians as we were hoping to see. It was not worth the 1 hour drive that we took to get there. However, if I lived closer I would probably go again.... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I were looking for something to do in Ann Arbor for a few hours and I stumbled across this place on TripAdvisor. We both really love animals of all kinds, but especially reptiles and amphibians, and other non-fuzzy critters. The staff here is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and the care being taken for these animals (most of... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Desperately seeking a fun (indoor), get out of the house activity for my 2 and 4 year old I came across GLZS on Google. So we packed up and took the 40 minute ride out and it was totally worth it! Birds, lizards, frogs, snakes, spiders, turtles - and that is just a few of the many animals they have... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We purchased an economical family membership to the GLZS because it is close to our home. We like to stop in to see what is new and observe the animals. The size is perfect, we usually spend about 45 minutes there (though you could easily spend more) visiting our favorites. If snakes are not your favorites, they also have a... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My daughters (ages 12 & 14) and I were amazed at the animals they had to view. From snakes to tarantulas to giant tortoises etc., we loved taking pics and seeing the reptiles they had to offer. Heads up, if you are 12yrs and older than you are considered an adult as far as price for admission goes. I thought... More 

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