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Address: 6885 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone Number: 734-332-1628
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Can't believe they closed it

The animals were so well kept and obviously very loved. They each had a description and were very informative, and while I'm happy I was able to see it, I'm extremely sad it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Courtney P
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Washington
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Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The animals were so well kept and obviously very loved. They each had a description and were very informative, and while I'm happy I was able to see it, I'm extremely sad it closed.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

So sad that a community the size of Ann Arbor was inadequate to keep this gem going. From their glzszoo.org website- "Our last day open to the public is Sunday, Feb 15 With heavy hearts, we are permanently closing our doors after February 15. The zoo is not financially viable, and the volunteers who form the Board of Directors have... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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MI
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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