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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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Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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

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Montrose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

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

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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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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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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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