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GarLyn Zoological Park

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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A Wonderful, Different Kind of Zoo

I live in the Cleveland-Toledo corridor in Ohio, and have been planning on and wanting to visit the... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Gary J
Toledo, Ohio
Great little zoo.

You can see the animals up close, feed them and they seem to be pretty social. Great variety of... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Clare, Michigan
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See native and exotic animals up close. Including tiger, cougar, bobcat, river otter, grizzly bear, camel, ring-tail lemurs, reindeer and much, much more.
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Highway 2, Naubinway, MI 49762
+1 906-477-1085
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

I live in the Cleveland-Toledo corridor in Ohio, and have been planning on and wanting to visit the GarLynn Zoo, near Naubinway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for several years now. I finally visited the zoo last week, on Wednesday, October 3, and what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary J
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

You can see the animals up close, feed them and they seem to be pretty social. Great variety of animals and good price.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank amberb04
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Every year the entire family stays for a week at the cottage in the U.P of Michigan, One day is reserved as family day where we go see/do something all together. This year all 26 of us went to the zoo. Our ages range from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marianne L
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Every time my husband and I come up north we always go to this zoo. It is small in comparison to Detroit zoo but it is well worth it. Free roaming ducks, chickens, peacocks and pheasants with their babies is cute to see. They have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dawners2014
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

For the past two summers this has become a must stop location on our UP trips. In so many zoos the animals seem lethargic or are hidden away and out of sight but not here. The new tropical building was great... even on a rainy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank danellek2017
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I have driven past this zoo many times and for some reason never stopped. After going this time I wish I would have stopped before. This is a very nice zoo. Lots of active animals and nice enclosures. We were there during watering time so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cgauss
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I'm giving this a 4 rating but not quite sure if it should be that high, a 3 1/2 might be better. First of all, there's a 4% charge for using a credit card. Then, I was a little put off by the (not sure...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My family has lived about 30 minutes away for well over 10 years and we’ve never made it out... Until this year. We took our 2 year old son and had a great time. It was much bigger than expected and with chickens and birds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rvaughn6
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We had been passing this place for years and finally stopped. Wish we had know how fun it would be. We took the grandkids and they loved it. it was well worth the money and time we spent on our vacation. Definitely will go back....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carrie H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice little zoo to visit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with lions, and tigers, and bears oh my. Leaping lemmurs, a camel, coyote, a red fox and artic foxes too. It was a pleasant stop to stretch your legs and let the kids see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from kalalily0 | Reviewed this property |
If I am not mistaking they do have a wheelchair ramp to and from the Gift Shop. I have seen others use wheelchairs while there, the ground is well packed but not paved.