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Wilderness Trails Zoo

11721 Gera Road, Birch Run, MI 48415
(989) 624-6177
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Ranked #4 of 6 attractions in Birch Run
Type: Zoos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a gem of mid-michigan! The variety of animals is astounding, and we were very impressed with the large enclosures and open spaces for the animals to roam. There is an awesome reptile area with a large number of unique and interesting animals which are ALL rescues. The property is well maintained, and there were several employees and keepers... More

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Flint, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I can't leave a review on the zoo itself, because I never got to experience it. My husband and I are very disappointed by this place. We had planned to visit for the first time, recently, on a week day. The website says they are open EVERY DAY, and their hours Monday to Saturday are 10AM-7PM. The sign at the... More

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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

IN A NUTSHELL: Pros: absolutely nothing Cons: absolutely everything I would give this place zero stars if I had the option. I try to be as fair and unbiased as possible when writing my reviews, but I will be honest when I say there is absolutely nothing to like and absolutely everything to cry about when it comes to Wilderness... More

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Mayville, Michigan
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

First read the website which stated everything was still open. All the reptiles were gone due to being cold at night. The butterfly house was closed. Half the cages were empty. If would like to see alot, i mean alot of goats, go visit this zoo. It took less then two hours to see entire zoo, including lunch and playground.... More

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Hazel Park
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

DO NOT GO TO THIS ZOO! This place is horrible. I wish I could give them no stars. All of their animals, including big cats and bears, are kept in tiny concrete enclosures with no enrichment, no grass and no companions. They are all neglected and poorly cared for. No animals should have to live this way. Please do not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My wife and I were horrified when we visited Wilderness Trails "Zoo". First off the price you pay for what this place is is pathetically overpriced and the front counter woman was clearly less than thrilled to be there. Moving on to the point of this facility, the animals. This place is a disgraceful excuse of a zoo and I... More

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Essexville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

My granddaughter and I went to this Zoo last week. It had been a few years since I was there and I noticed a number of improvements. They have a nice variety of animals. This zoo has a lot more animals than the Saginaw Children's Zoo. We love that Zoo, but this gave us a different experience. There is no... More

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Vassar, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We visited zoo today, the kids loved it and we had a great time. However very disappointed in their handling of Gift Certificate I purchased from TV25 I/2 Deals. They honored our $55 gift certificate for the value of our admittance which totaled $36.50. Lost the rest of the value because they said it had no cash value, I didn't... More

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Lapeer, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I had heard about this place for a while, but never took the time to take the kids. We took a quick Saturday trip to Birch Run and were very pleasantly surprised. They had a lot a animals and much more space than it looks like ont he outside. The Alpaca in the petting zoo area was a favorite as... More

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Whitehall, Michigan
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stopped here recently on our trip in the Frankenmuth area. She was a little stand-offish towards petting the camel, but she eventually did. The zoo has a large area for the ranging animals. The star to me was the little bobcat, I wanted to adopt him on the spot. They have a nice picnic area for families to gather... More

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