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Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Green Bay, WI
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Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A 700-acre wildlife refuge that features trails, as well as educational and live animal exhibits.
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De Pere
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Although it is well attended seemingly every time we visit, we love the chance to enjoy the surroundings.

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Green Bay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Wildlife Sanctuary has a pretty decent amount of animals, but it is more wildlife preserve than zoo, doing more to inform you about the animals in their natural habitat and presenting the animals more in their natural habitat. There are a lot of nice trails to hike, and the buildings are great for the 6-7 and under crowd to... More

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Shawano WI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved this place since I was a child. Love going at this time of the year as the geese and ducks are starting to have their babies. I bring my grandson so that he can feed the birds and see the new babies. Also love to see the new wolves in their habitat and watch them play. The otters are... More

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Jacksonville, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The director Mike Reed is a dedicated man who heads a great staff of interns, full-timers and volunteers. I am a wildlife rehabilitator and I was "blown away" by the quality of the care and the great facilities they have at the sanctuary. It is a great place for people to see all kinds of native animals and learn about... More

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Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a great treasure. Beautiful setting and tons of information. We didn't have time to see the whole place so will be sure to be back. Our kids loved it and the grown ups did too.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is wonderful! It's free and it's great for the entire family. We actually saw pelicans there! We were amazed. I never knew that there were pelicits in that area. Had a blast!

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Cadillac, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We love going to the sanctuary - it is such a great learning experience for the kids, and inexpensive as well. It allows kids to wind down out in nature. We love going here and are glad to be so close by!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I went to the animal sanctuary to take a break from the Bay Beach amusement park, and we're so glad we did! The grounds are lovely and quiet, and there were many animals to see. The staff was very helpful and knew a lot about the animals they cared for. We were able to get up close... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've lived in Green Bay (off/on) quite some time. When I'm here I ALWAYS visit the WLS. You won't see a "ton" of diff. animals/exhibits (not a Zoo-so mostly geese that u can feed w/corn, wolves, Deer) just a sanctuary/park filled w/beautiful nature for ALL ages. I've never met anyone that didn't enjoy this place.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This was a fun place to visit. Lots of paved trails and interesting animals. There is a feeding area for geese and ducks. Make sure to wear bug spray on the hiking trails, there are lots of mosquitoes!

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