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Great Lakes Zoological Society

6885 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-332-1628
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Ann Arbor
Type: Zoos
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Surprisingly fun place to visit and spend an hour or two with a child. Great layout and nice exhibits. If you are in a group, call ahead and they will do a show & tell & touch of the reptiles.

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Wow... I was actually shocked by this place. I went in not knowing anything about it... seemed a bit shady but I am usually up for trying new places so we went for it! There are SO many reptiles.... ones that you have never seen before. They were HUGE too.... not little snakes and lizards... I am talking massive reptiles.... More

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Howell, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

PROS - Animals very interesting (some of them have been given to the "zoo" because owners unable to care for), clean, no smell, lots of anti-bacterial, employees very nice, clean bathroom, ample free parking. Cool animals - blue frogs! Nice, little gift shop. CONS - Very small - more like a larger pet store. My kids thought it was interesting,... More

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