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Address: N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893
Phone Number: 906-788-4093
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A zoo that lets you get up and close with the animals

We come here every year and love it every time. My children get to experience holding animals such as baby monkeys, hyenas, snakes, lizards, kangaroos. The list goes on and on. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We come here every year and love it every time. My children get to experience holding animals such as baby monkeys, hyenas, snakes, lizards, kangaroos. The list goes on and on. We love watching the tigers and bears get fed, and feeding Wallace the hippo. Highly recommend this zoo! What's also very cool is that you can bring your own... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ever since I saw this zoo on TV several years ago I had wanted to go and we made time this year while in the UP. It was better than I had anticipated! We thoroughly enjoyed this zoo and will most definitely visit again. They have multiple things going on every day about every half hour. There are a few... More 

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You are able to get very close to a wide variety of animals. Many opportunities to hold young animals. Very large zoo with a lot of acres to walk and see. Sandy trails ego you must be able to navigate them. Many animals to feed. Fun for all ages at a reasonable price $12 for adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I can't even begin to explain everything we got to see and do. There is so many opportunities to physically interact with the animals and just to see the beauty of the animals and the way the DeYoung Family care so much about each and every animal. All the staff members were extremely knowledgeable. Great prices for everything. We can't... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Bud and Carrie treat you like family-always a personal experience with hands on interaction with the baby animals and the most up close experience with tigers you will have at any zoo! Worth the drive!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Kids had a great time interacting with the animals. Will return next time I'm in the area. It's worth the stop if you are in the area

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Michigamme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The kids had fun, they fed the animals. Watching all the big cats getting fed was fascinating and educational. Great family environment, safe and clean. The kids really enjoyed holding the baby animals. The owners and works are outstanding and its priced right. Will go again.

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On a recent stay at our lake cottage in northern Wisconsin, we drove about 50 miles to the DeYoung Family Zoo. We were pleasantly surprised to find the parking lot almost full and a lot of other people enjoying this attraction that is off the beaten path. The animal enclosures are ample and very natural. It almost felt like you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Off the beaten path in the UP of MI, this zoo has done a good job of providing interaction and feeding programs that allow visitors to see active animals in a clean environment. Throughout the day, keepers feed the animals and provide educatikonal discourse. The animal areas are ample situated amongst trees. Our biggest compaint that the signage is almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We absolutely loved going here. My kids are obsessed with animals they couldn't believe they got to hold a baby monkey and feed the hippo! The only down fall we had was there was no only real bathrooms and my four year old is terrified of portable potties but we managed to get her to go potty. We looked a... More 

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