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GarLyn Zoological Park

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Address: Highway 2, Naubinway, MI 49762
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+1 906-477-1085
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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See native and exotic animals up close. Including tiger, cougar, bobcat,...

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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A Fun Find

Watching the bears wrestle in their tub for awhile was worth the visit all on it's own. All of the animals seem happy and healthy in their habitats. You can soak it all up in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 25, 2016
Scott W
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Watching the bears wrestle in their tub for awhile was worth the visit all on it's own. All of the animals seem happy and healthy in their habitats. You can soak it all up in about 2 hours. We were there on a Monday morning at opening. There was a steady flow of customers but it never felt crowded and... More 

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Gary M, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the pleasant review. We are always pleased to hear from our visitors. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This place was a blast. Kids and parents loved it. It was a clean park with many animals for the kids to see and feed. It was not busy even though it was a very nice day. Very friendly staff inside. I would recommend that anyone with kids travelling in the area take a couple hours to stop hear.

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Thank Steve C
Gary M, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Glad you had a good time here. More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We took our six and eight year old daughters to this zoo, and it felt almost magical through their eyes: baby lemurs riding on mom's back, birds of all sorts squawking and singing, peakcocks strutting wherever they choose with their chicks, gorgeous tigers and bears and a soon to be lion... It is a wonderful little animal kingdom, and a... More 

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Gary M, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a pleasant review and recommending us to others. We hope to see you back again. More 

Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We visited the GarLyn Zoo while on vacation in the St Ignace/Mackinac area. This is a smaller zoo, but there are still plenty of animals. We also found that the smaller size was perfect for our two young children. You can see everything easily in an hour, or you could spend several hours there. Our favorite exhibits were the bears... More 

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Gary M, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and rcommending us to others. It's always nice to hear that families ejoy their visits. More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We stop by the Garlyn Zoo every summer! Each year we enjoy walking around the family friendly zoo and feeding the animals. The tigers are a nice addition and hopefully one day soon they will raise enough funds for lions;). My hubby's favorite is his buddy Clyde, the camel!

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Gary M, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support and for taking the time to write a review. See you again soon. More 

Gaylord, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Took our 3,4 and 5 year old for our first visit here. They sold bags of food for $5 so the kids could feed the goats, llamas and deer. Kids really thought it was great! Good selection of animals for this size zoo. Your not going to see everything the big zoos have but if you have little kids, they... More 

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GarLyn_Zoo, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I happy that you had a good time. Hope to see you back again. Gary More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

First, some background, I’m 14 years old and have visited zoos around the country with family and friends since I was 5 years old. But until my recent visit to GarLyn Zoo, all of my zoo experiences have been positive. Unlike previous zoos I have been to, signs at GarLyn were faded and you were left trying to figure out... More 

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GarLyn_Zoo, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to write a review. I just wish you had spent more time reading and observing while at the GarLyn Zoo. Over $700 worth of new animal information signs were placed on the enclosures just this spring alone. A 2 foot by 3 foot sign explaining the temporary bear enclosure while the new one is constructed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

We visited Garlyn Zoo as we were heading out of town (first day they opened). It was a cute little zoo. They had numerous types of animals and you could purchase feed for the birds, goats, llamas, and such; you could also purchase apples to feed the bears. It was quite enjoyable!

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Gary M, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our zoo. Thank you for writing a review. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Awesome outdoor zoo for all ages! Had a whole lot of animals in a nice forest walk. The best were the bear and tiger dens!

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Naubinway, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

Visited this zoo in the fall and it was amazing! Great little walk in the wilderness and lots of animals! Very different from the concrete zoos that are located in large cities. The animals are very well taken care of and love the natural surroundings!

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Gary M, Owner at GarLyn Zoological Park, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

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