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Address: 11721 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415-9452
Phone Number: (989) 624-6177
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great little local zoo

As a long-time member of several metro zoos I always enjoy getting to the smaller places. Wilderness trails is a pleasant, mostly shaded zoo with a surprising variety of animals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
c48paul15
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The zoo has animals that people can pet and a bird exhibit in which you feed the birds and they land on you. They even have a reindeer which you can get a picture with from black Friday to Christmas. I adopted an animal for $30, which I will get pictures of. They have great gifts in the gift shop.... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a long-time member of several metro zoos I always enjoy getting to the smaller places. Wilderness trails is a pleasant, mostly shaded zoo with a surprising variety of animals which seemed well adjusted to people around them. As usual most prefer to sleep in the heat of the afternoon so we're in their provided borrows and nests, but there... More 

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Thank c48paul15
Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens and a welcoming ticket kiosk set this visit off on the right foot . We began at the pond feeding huge snapping turtles and carp. The aviary collection had excellent information posted and rare birds . The petting farm is cute and the animals welcoming. The animals had huge areas to run and to enjoy . The setting... More 

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Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there today and observed some very small cages and habitats. The Bears sit on a concrete slab with a small cement pool. It's about a 20x20 CAGE. The monkeys sit in a small enclosed chain link area and sit on elevated chain link fences. The lions have a small habitat, nowhere to roam or hardly walk. Same for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We also had two teens in our midst so we were hesitant to venture forth to such a small;so we thought, place. As we entered the greeting was friendly but not forced and a genuine interest in our day was acknowledged All was explained as we viewed animal, reptile and bird alike. Clean, open and we'll maintained enclosure gave way... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is bare bones--no attempt is made to provide appropriate habitats for the animals. The lions and tigers are in enclosures of good old Michigan land. That being said--the enclosures are big enough to provide opportunities for walking and stretching and the animals look well fed. There were plenty of workers about cleaning and feeding and answering questions. I... More 

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2 Thank MaryKF
Waverly, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was unexpectedly wonderful. We reviewed Trip Advisor reviews and were not sure what to expect. The staff was friendly, and the up close animal viewing and interaction was something you don't get in larger zoo facilities. We walked through at a nice, leisurely pace spending about 2 hours to see everything. Would highly recommend this for a family... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had some time to kill and decided to try out this small zoo. I am glad we did. It was not that expensive for a large family like mine. The staff is very friendly and all my kids from our 18 yr old down to our 9 month old enjoyed themselves. They have a good variety of animals and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We spent the afternoon here several years ago, it was nice walking around and enjoying the animals on display. ..

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Thank Bill C
Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

it very reasonably priced I enjoyed walking through and seeing the animals and feeding the ones we could, I've done this twice now I like that they keep adding more exhibits to see.

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