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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
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Owner description: A 700-acre wildlife refuge that features trails, as well as educational and live animal exhibits.
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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
37 helpful votes 37 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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