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DeYoung Family Zoo

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Address: N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893-9653
Phone Number: 906-788-4093
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This is the 2nd family owned zoo I have visited in the USA in the past year. This zoo surpasses the first one by leaps and bounds! It is clean, the caretakers are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Shawano
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the 2nd family owned zoo I have visited in the USA in the past year. This zoo surpasses the first one by leaps and bounds! It is clean, the caretakers are knowledgeable, and you can actually see exotic animals in a natural habitat as well as up close. If you are a Veteran, you need proof of Veteran... More 

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Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrive at 10:00 and stay until 5:00 to watch a different animal get fed every half hour. All of us tourists, followed the feeders to the next animal and watch them eat. Then we were able to hold a snake, baby monkey, baby kangaroo, and a couple more. It was nice to see all the animals in their own setting.... More 

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Howard, WI
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a huge fan of zoos but some family members wanted to go check it out since all the good reviews. My kids were ready to leave in about 30 minutes. The flies were awful not to mention the awful smell. We bought some fed to fed the goats and donkeys....the kids could not enjoy feeding them because we... More 

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Thank vacation100000
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on an 80° day and the flies and bugs were annoying. I'd plan to go in cooler weather. No mosquitos though. Enclosures were small. Water habitats had lots of algae. It wasn't what I had expected considering all the 5 star reviews. I've never been before so I can't say how much better it is than before. I'd... More 

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Thank Jennifer K
Howard, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Friday afternoon. It was busy, but not crazy busy. Lots of different animals to see. This is a family-owned and operated zoo, and it felt like it. I mean that in the best way possible. The owners are out and about, giving tours and talking to people. You can tell this is their passion. The kids... More 

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Thank FireballFred
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can go during the week, it's not as busy, so you can get more hands on experiences w/ the animals. The weekends are crazy busy, we got there at 10:30 and the parking lot was already full. Now, that being said, this is great zoo! There are a lot of different animals you can get close up to... More 

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Thank volkswagendriver
Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite zoo in the world. So small, intimate and special. The owners love the animals like family and give everyone many hands on opportunities. I love this place!

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Thank Joanne P
Iron Mountain, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the most disturbing zoos I've ever visited. Animals in too small, cement floored cages in pacing mode from boredom. A lone chimpanzee (they depend on physical contact with others), parrots in filthy cages, it goes on and on. One bear saddened me so much as, all alone, he reached from his cement cage trying to reach the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see (several varieties) Tigers this is the place. Those big cats gave me a lot of good up close looks. A couple of hours is all you need to do this zoo right.

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Thank Scott W
Bark River, Michigan
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where can you play with wolf pups, grizzly cubs, lion cubs, mountain lion kits, skunks, pythons, and more. This family zoo exists to get animal babies used to being around people. There are also adult lions, tigers and bears, and many other animals as well but is the hands on interaction with the little ones that makes DeYoungs Zoo stand... More 

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