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Address: 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Phone Number: 616.336.4301
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A day of fun

Took the kids here and they had a blast. Very inexpensive to do the zip line and the rope climb was a must. Fun time had here for all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Puyallup, Washington
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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took the kids here and they had a blast. Very inexpensive to do the zip line and the rope climb was a must. Fun time had here for all.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Decided to stop here on our way home from our planned vacation since we had been in the area and I hadn't been here in about 20 years or so. Lots of improvements and new animals, took the Funicular to the top and walked back down to the exit. Easier than walking up hill the whole way. Stingray lagoon was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The price to get in was great! I thought some of the animals looked unhealthy. The Bald Eagles did not have enough room to fly, I thought they needed a larger cage with more room.

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White Lake, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took the small rail way to the top, you can see Tiger and Lions pretty close up. Lot's of active things for the kids to do. Water and food available, not a bad price.

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have always enjoyed going the zoo. When my kids were young, I had a membership. The zoo is always working to improve the exhibits and gets better every year.

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Monroe, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had a nice visit to this small and beautiful family zoo. Would recommend this for all families. Affordable and can be done in a short day.

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Palos Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our grandkids are zoo kids so a trip here was a must and we were not disappointed. We took the Funicular car to the topmost point of the zoo and worked our way down. the kids loved the zipline and climbing tower. The budgie enclosure and sting ray areas were hands on and fun. Varied animal areas were well situated... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went there as a child, I took my children and will hopefully be able to take my grandchildren someday. It has become a family tradition. Love how close it is to me, and the education is amazing. Tiger exhibit is my favorite. I could spend all day in this zoo.

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Edmore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

We love stopping in at John Ball Park Zoo to see what they have new. This year was the Tiger Exhibit. Very cool to be able to see the Tigers up close and personal. They also have a huge place to roam around and play.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I think it could be a little better for the price. The animals are usually sleeping and hard to see.

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Address: 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Phone Number: 616.336.4301
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids

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