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“See lots of elk and reindeer close up” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gaylord's City Elk Park

Gaylord's City Elk Park
E Grandview, Gaylord, MI 49735
800-345-8621
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Gaylord
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Detroit, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“See lots of elk and reindeer close up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I love stopping here to view the cervidae. If the elk are not near the parking lot, go back to Otsego, turn right, then right again onto 7th and go into the DPS yard where they often hang out under the trees. You can get good photos through the fence. I have heard the big bulls bellow which is quite special. It's just cool to see them close up. Please don't feed them.

Visited August 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“Great Paths”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Went for a hike while friends golfed at Treetops. Walked the paved paths for a while and hiked the entire mountain bike trail. Very pretty and nice hiking trail

Visited August 2013
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Crest Hill, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing place! Great photo opportunity!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This place was one of the highlights of our Michigan trip. Hundreds of elk were easily visible from the parking lot. Luckily, we arrived at feeding time and were able to photograph the elk from a very close range.

Visited July 2013
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Fun place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We go here year after year when we visit we never miss it. Ice cream store in the gas station near by sell Mooney's ice cream. Grab and ice cream and watch the elk - what a fun time.

Visited July 2013
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very Cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My family and I went to see the Elk Park while in Gaylord and were very happy that there were several elk right along the fence. Very cool place. Free too!

Visited July 2013
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