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Gaylord's City Elk Park

E Grandview, Gaylord, MI 49735
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Gaylord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Was difficult to find but well worth the search. There were many elk, some of which came right up to the fence. I don't remember what other animals were there, but it wasn't just elk.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited here just this afternoon. As another review said, it is a little difficult to find. All you have to do is find the Elks ( believe it, or not! ) Lodge building, and there you are! We were there at about 2:00 in the afternoon. There is a feeding area up near the fence, and it appeared that they... More 

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The elk were eating hay when we arrived, so we were able to see many males & females. We got some nice pics. It was a cold snap September evening so we couldn't stay very long. On a future trip to the area, I would like to return to the park. The park was easy to find & not far... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The official park viewing is at the end of the road at. ..wait for it, the Elks Lodge (lol). There is at least one bench and picnic table. The park is surrounded by fence. So, don't think you'll be walking among them. However, unlike any zoo, the fence is all that separates you. We were lucky enough that they came... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We go to this location every year for the past 15 years and this time we didn't see any elk such a disappointment. We went to the two viewing locations and no elk. Disappointed.

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Gaylord, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Where else can you literally come face to face with an enormous elk? It's an experience not to be missed. Elk of all ages share a large preserve in the city limits. There are also reindeer and wild turkeys. Kids and adults alike find this encounter fascinating. Bring your camera!

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Kingston, Tennessee
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189 reviews 189 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Can't see this just anywhere. Must visit! Kids loved seeing the Elk and couldn't believe how big they were and how close up they came to the fence.

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Wayne, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

can get very close to the elk. were able to see two of the males butting heads. Saw some other animals that appeared to be either deer or antelope but without binoculars were unable to get a good view. Also saw some wild turkeys as well.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We are locals. You can get up close and personal with the wildlife without crowds. Our visitors did enjoy the wildlife. Easy to find just drive right up. Bring your leased dogs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stop by and view the Elks and their young ones. At feeding time it is easy to view them right from the road and in your car. It is a easy quick fun thing to do with little children or anyone who has never seen Elk up close.

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