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Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Green Bay, WI
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: A 700-acre wildlife refuge that features trails, as well as educational and live animal exhibits.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: A 700-acre wildlife refuge that features trails, as well as educational and live animal exhibits.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The centers had fun kids activities to do and was very informative of wildlife. If like owls their live owls where awesome....Also they had a cougar and other animals to see..

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Feed the geese and ducks, wander thru the enclosures. Bring the kids and your camera. FREE! A wonderful place to visit, especially in the Spring when the geese and ducks are nesting and then a bit later in the season with all the babies are wandering around with their moms. There are also walking trails and you are right across... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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128 reviews 128 reviews
13 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Brought my German relation here, mom, dad and 3 young girls, and they all had a lot of fun. They especially liked the slide from the 2nd floor to the first floor. There is alot to read and many small interaction doors to open and read as well. Then, going outside and feeding the geese and ducks, having them eat... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a very nice place to spend the afternoon (even in the winter!). It's smaller than a zoo, but it's free, and there are a lot of animals to see. There are a variety of animals including wolves, deer, a porcupine, reptiles, bats, otters, and a lot of birds! There is a cute pond (i.e.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Just an outstanding way to spend an hour or two in the Green Bay Area. Who knew that this small bird sanctuary was this nice. You don't have to be a bird fan to really enjoy going here. Nice pleasant place to walk, and simply enjoy the trees and water. Plus there are birds there most folks never see in... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Wildlife Sanctuary is free, and fun for families to explore the woods and trails and visit the animals. There is a small zoo with wild wolves, and deer and also caged animals. There is a pond with a bridge across where you feed the ducks and geese. The woods are beautiful with the fall leaves and there are many... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a pretty cool place to visit. I was quite impressed that it was free. They have quite a few local animals you can visit. They harbor a lot of injured birds that cannot be rereleased. They have a ton of ducks and geese just wandering around begging for food. I am curious if someone... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a nice little sanctuary. It is more geared towards children. There isn't a lot to keep adults occupied. It killed an hour of time.

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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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