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Address: N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893
Phone Number: 906-788-4093
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Visit zoo with granddaughter

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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MENASHA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's a little out of the way, but worth the trip. The owners have done a super job with building roomy enclosures for their animals, which include big-BIG cats, especially the tigers. They also have lions, hyenas, brown and black bears and a hippo (when she isn't submerged in her pool). But be prepared for a walk, no paved trails,... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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273 reviews 273 reviews
104 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The DeYoung Family Zoo isn't like any zoo I've visited before. It's more like a collection of exotic animals. The cages and buildings are a bit "makeshift". There is very little as far as an educational component to this zoo. Signs on the exhibits are sparse. Some of the cages seem a bit small for the animals. There really is... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were in UP visiting family. We were traveling with our son who's almost 2 and it was suggested to us as a place to visit. I was very skeptical that a zoo in the UP would be worth a visit but I was very wrong. This place was great. We didn't know know anything about this place and its... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I saw this zoo on an Animal Planet (or Discovery?) special and was shocked it was around where my sister-in-law grew up. Great experience and the owners really love and care for their animals.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to DeYoung on a Sunday and it was quite busy. The animal enclosures are very natural, many with swimming areas. Lots of the big cats were in the water. Dry nice way to spend a few hours!

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Address: 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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