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Wilderness Trails Zoo

11721 Gera Road, Birch Run, MI 48415
(989) 624-6177
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Birch Run
Type: Zoos
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Mayville, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 helpful votes 3 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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Edmore
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This was our third visit to the zoo. We like to come back and see all the animals and what is different and/or the same. I especially love the connection that the people working at this zoo has with the animals. Last year on our visit we had a very emotional conversation about one of the birds that used to... More

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Birch Run, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We expected a small petting zoo type operation but were pleasantly suprised by the quantity and variety of animals. It is small scale but well-kept and worth the visit.

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My daughter and I visited this Zoo as part of our (visit every Zoo in Michigan journey). I am not fond of the cage/concrete floor enclosures, but it appears that they are making some upgrades and already had several "new enclosures" finished for certain animals. I enjoyed getting close to some of the animals, the brown bear was putting on... More

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