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Binder Park Zoo

Address: 7400 Division Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Phone Number: 269-979-1351
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86%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We moved to the West Michigan area about 10 years ago and hear a lot of hype about this zoo. We finally had a chance to check it out and were let down. The safari where you can pet the giraffes was fun but that is about the only really interesting thing here. There are some nature walk trails but... More 

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Olivet, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a small but cozy, friendly, multi-activity based zoo, with monkeys, birds, cheetah, kangaroo, prairie dogs and more. There is a merry-go-round, child's park, train ride, tram ride, and marvelous wooden walk walks and paths to wander and explore. The Wild Africa display is a joy- with up-close and personal encounters with giraffe and more. Close, easy, free parking.... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This zoo is a great place to visit. The staff is very friendly. Love love feeding the giraffes! They also have a wonderful wine tasting event with yummy pairings of food, a must go if you love wine! It is a relaxing evening touring the zoo and visiting different Michigan wine vendors.

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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This zoo draws from more than the local area due to the well kept grounds and well cared for animals. Don't pass up a chance to visit, whether you are seniors, newly weds, with young children or with teens.

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Bridgman, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful, clean well kept Zoo. Animals seem well cared for. Had a great family day at this Zoo. Would highly recommend.

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Emmaus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

While not as big as some, this zoo is well laid-out and maintained, providing a great place to take kids to see the animals. The giraffe feeding place is a big hit.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I'm not really a zoo person. I tend to feel bad for the animals that are caged in concrete and steel bars. This place tries to stay away from following what modern big city zoos do. Plan on spending half the day walking around seeing everything.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We love the Binder Park Zoo - It has everything that we need, minus the traffic, parking hassles, crowds and long, kid-unfriendly walks and distances. We enjoy the tram ride to “Africa” and especially enjoy feeding the giraffes (can’t do that at the bigger mega-zoos). Animals appear well-taken care of. They have a great carousel and also have a train... More 

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Charlotte, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The best part about this zoo is the african safari. I love that they have the train like thing that takes you from america to africa. You can walk too and is the best option if your a smoker.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Family fun for all. Travel to Wild Africa or watch the snow leopards play. Ride the train or the carousel. Binder Park has something for the entire family.

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