We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 11721 Gera Road, Birch Run, MI 48415
Phone Number: (989) 624-6177
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Lets you get up close with the animals

I visited with my 15 month old and this zoo allowed my little one to actually get up close and see the animals. The enclosures for some seemed small, but the animals looked well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
mcdana22
,
Otter Lake, Michigan
Add Photo

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Otter Lake, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I visited with my 15 month old and this zoo allowed my little one to actually get up close and see the animals. The enclosures for some seemed small, but the animals looked well taken care of.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wyoming, Michigan
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have been to many zoos, big and small but this one just did not impress me at all. There was a lot of cages in the back that were empty and there was a lot of wasted time walking but not seeing anything. A lot of the animals were out of eyeshot. A very small petting zoo did not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Medina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Went to the Wilderness Trails Animal Park and had a very nice time. A wide assortment of animals to see. We saw lions up close and tigers and monkeys and bears horses and goats to name a few. Wear comfortable shoes because theres lots of walking and the trails are dirt and on a day after it rains can be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nice attraction, had a chance to speak to many staff as they were taking care of the pens. Staff were really friendly and eager to talk to you about the animals. The owner/operators were among those working. The park was nice, but be prepared, the trails are dirt.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Incredibly sad. Many of the poor animals , especially the bears, are kept in such horrible conditions. Tiny concrete cages covered on their own feces. I wish there was something I can do for them. Do not support the cruelty.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Michigan
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went here last week with my 3 daughters and 3 grandsons. Went late in the day (about 5pm) so we almost had the place to ourselves. Its a great little zoo in the country & well worth a stop if you're visiting Frankenmuth or Birch Run. They have monkeys, lions, bears, tigers, a large reptile area and lots of other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montrose
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I took my grandchildren to this zoo they had a great time. It's a good zoo for children they can pet animals in the petting Zoo and also feed goats, deer, and fish. They also have alligators and a crocodile.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I would never go back here! We were told it would take about an hour to go through the park. When told that the latest they accept admission was 6:30pm, we did not realize you still have to leave the park by 7pm. We were kicked out at 7:20pm even though we had not finished going through. As we left... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Flint, Michigan
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9

Travelers who viewed Wilderness Trails Zoo also viewed

 

Been to Wilderness Trails Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wilderness Trails Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?