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Binder Park Zoo

7400 Division Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49014
269-979-1351
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Battle Creek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Ortonville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love their African plains exhibit, that is the way it should be done. A great property with loads of room to expand. And Bruce gibbon is the cutest ape I know.

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Northville, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The only thing that kept me from giving this zero stars was the kids loved feeding the giraffes. Other than that, it was a horrible zoo and we couldn't wait to leave. It was definately not worth the price of admission--especially since they closed literally all of their bathrooms and made all the guests use a few porti-potties. The lines... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This zoo is an average zoo. There is a lot of walking and empty exhibits. However, we saw two amazing animals, an albino peacock and a golden pheasant. The giraffe feeding area is fantastic and worth the trip.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

this is a very nice zoo with lovely trails that are for the most part shaded. it has a unique (at least for Michigan) safarie trip to Africa which includes either a nature trail or a train ride from USA to Africa. When you arrive in Africa you are invited to travel the trails through bird sanctuaries, various exhibits, and... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You've never been to a zoo where all the animals have wide open natural spaces to live within. Get a season pass, you'll find you'll want to spend a long time in each corner of this wonderful zoo. Really, check out their website, I can't give it justice here--I love this place!! And if you enjoy photography, this place in... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really good exhibits. Surprisingly big zoo in little Battle Creek. The zoo actually has a lot of land and the Wild Africa exhibit was really amazing. The highlight of the Wild Africa was feeding the giraffes and touching the giraffes. I was also really impressed of all the decorations they had in the Wild Africa exhibit, made you feel like... More

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Charlotte, Michigan
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took our 3 year old here and she loved it. I hadn't been here in years, and it's still a decent zoo. It's a little pricy for the amount of animals, but we're always willing to choke up a bit of money for quality zoos. Be warned that this zoo is spread out quite a bit - we didn't do... More

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Trinidad, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fun visit. The giraffes were in rare form munching lettuce and entertaining everyone. The bears were being very lazy just lying about.

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Binder Park Zoo isn't big, but it's a nice zoo to walk through. The thing that makes it very nice is its themed area - an African area complete with African buildings. I would say it would be nice to have more animals in this area, however - there are some long stretches of walking where there isn't anything to... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Binder Zoo is a great place to take your small children. There are peacocks walking around with you, a wonderful petting zoo, and an adorable train ride that goes through the petting zoo so the kids all wave to each other. When you first arrive, head to the Tram and go to Wild Africa. It's a big loop. Perfect for... More

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