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Address: N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893
Phone Number: 906-788-4093
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We visit at least once a year and love supporting this family friendly zoo. Were else can you pet and hold baby monkeys and watch them hand feed bears/hippo/etc. Another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Bay City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I spent about 3 hours at this family run zoo. I know they have more natural enclosures, or "no" true enclosures, as I have read. However, I disagree. They are enclosed, and I don't think the enclosures are all that great. Lots of weeds, muddy small pools of water, and that's about it for many of them. Other "cages" are... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visit at least once a year and love supporting this family friendly zoo. Were else can you pet and hold baby monkeys and watch them hand feed bears/hippo/etc. Another highlight is watching the owner, Bud, go into a pond to try and hand catch several good sized alligators. You can tell the owner and staff working there have a... More 

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

So, my kids (8 and 10 years old) have been to many bigger zoos, Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, San Diego, Little Rock. Their favorite zoo of all time? DeYoung Zoo, here in the Yoop. Sure, the other zoos may have more animals, etc...but they come nowhere close to the experience of the DeYoung Zoo. Today, my kids were able... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This zoo is off the main highways, but when we got there the parking lots were nearly full. They have a variety of different animals. With all the people there it is very wide open and room for everyone. A lot of Tigers, many off them playing in waterholes. Some of the other animals include Monkeys, Bears, Deer, Hyenas, Goats,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a treasure! It's not overly organized, monetized or processed. It's not like any other zoo that I've heard of or been to. It's not.... What it is: great interaction (we've held baby tigers, alligators, chimps, kangaroos), interesting exhibits (where else can you hand feed and pet a hippo?), non-commercialized (a bit rustic and incomplete), completely enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My granddaughter loved this zoo, a very personal visit that included feeding Wallace the hippo, throwing marshmallows to the bears, bottle feeding a fawn and holding different baby animals. The natural environment and very healthy and active animals really made this more than just a zoo visit. A must see see! Will be going back for another visit.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Words can truly not explain nor give credit to the DeYoung Family Zoo. The DeYoung Family Zoo is a true hidden treasure in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Hidden in the middle of the woods just outside Walden, MI is something that you would never expect to find. My family has been here before but my first visit was Sunday. It seemed... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My fiance and I visit this zoo every year and have been visiting for the last 4 years. I have been going for an additional year before I started going with him. I have NEVER been disappointed by this zoo. This zoo is like no other zoo you've been to, I promise. Here, you will get hands on experience. You... More 

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onida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

this zoo is family owned, it is out in the woods, very great habitat for animals. The children were able to get hands on experience with all kinds of animals. They even got to hold a tiny 5 month old spider monkey! Bless their hearts, veterans are free, we thank them for a once in a lifetime experience!

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Manistique, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went with my Grandson's 1st grade class for a field trip. The staff was very fun and educational. Being a small area, the kids are able to explore and still be within site. Great place, with a great cause.

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Address: N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893
Phone Number: 906-788-4093
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Wallace

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