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DeYoung Family Zoo

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Thank You Bud & Carrie!

Beautiful day in the UP to visit the zoo - so glad we finally got to visit. Bud & Carrie have an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
My wife and I took our grandchildren to this zoo.

The zoo is rustic, no doubt. It was a great experience and I reccomend the zoo to everyone. One... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2019
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N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893-9653
+1 906-788-4093
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful day in the UP to visit the zoo - so glad we finally got to visit. Bud & Carrie have an amazing animal experience and they show the love that they have for the animals. They interact with the animals and also offer you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sugarbaby34
Reviewed September 2, 2019

The zoo is rustic, no doubt. It was a great experience and I reccomend the zoo to everyone. One really gets close to the animals.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

Private zoo that has passionate family members involved along with basically adopted family members. Wear comfortable shoes that might get muddy if it rains as the paths are dirt, gravel and sand. The animal feedings and narrative on the specific animal are informative and enlightening....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

This is a small family friendly zoo in a more natural state with dirt-gravel walkways in a wooded setting. They have a unique variety of animals. Spent several hours with quite young children (ages 3 and under) and they were happy as they could pet...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tour05790889650
Reviewed August 17, 2019

Had a great time! This was our first time visiting the zoo. Workers were very knowledgeable. For those who said there was algae on the water if they would have listened to Carrie she explained it was duck weed!! People just assume things without getting...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sash1821
Reviewed August 12, 2019

"The Greatness of a nation and it's Moral progress can be Judged by the way it's Animals are treated " Mahatma Ghandi

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This was our second trip to the DeYoung Family Zoo. It is like no other zoo I have ever been to. Carrie ( I hope I have her name right) is so engaging with the animals and the crowd! She is knowledgeable and is so...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CPCUbabe
Reviewed July 24, 2019

Best most friendliest zoo! Animals are right there, owner is awesome, & makes sure everyone is involved. Total hands on! Visit this zoo every year!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Renee P
Reviewed July 24, 2019

I run a non profit for people on the autism spectrum in Shawano WI, our group took a field trip there today and it was an awesome experience. The owners made sure our group was apart of the whole experience! Bud, the owner called the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lesleybtg
Reviewed July 15, 2019

This is the second family zoo we've been to within the last two weeks. I'd watched their show on TV when they had acquired Wallace the hippo and were building his "habitat." On an off note, I was sad to see the show cancelled. They...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Morgan T
October 11, 2019|
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Response from sugarbaby34 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of that you can actually hold a monkey. The monkeys are all in cages.
Somer D
September 25, 2019|
Response from rockydogz1 | Reviewed this property |
The handlers had the baby tiger out, but the customers did not hold them the day we were there in August.
April 9, 2019|
Response from Jen K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the walkways aren't paved but I've seen people there in wheelchairs going through just fine.