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Wilderness Trails Zoo

#2 of 6 things to do in Birch Run Features Animals
11721 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415-9452
+1 989-624-6177
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Nice place to take the kids

When I have my grand daughter for a day we enjoy going here to see and feed the animals. Nice... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clio, Michigan
Wonderful day at the zoo with my grandson and his classmates

I read the OLD reviews of this zoo when we got home and I thought, this place must have really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montrose, Michigan
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11721 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415-9452
+1 989-624-6177
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When I have my grand daughter for a day we enjoy going here to see and feed the animals. Nice little zoo.

Thank tstroope
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read the OLD reviews of this zoo when we got home and I thought, this place must have really improved. I thought it was great, animals in cages but they all looked healthy and happy. I believe you should visit for yourself and see...More

1  Thank rnperkins2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now, if the newer reviews were positive why did you choose to focus on the negative report? This park is delightful. I go every year and I drive over an hour to get there. It sure beats the Detroit zoo for atmosphere. A zoo is...More

2  Thank 3angelwings1
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Cute animals, the kids loved it. Big enough to feel like a large zoo but small enough our little kids could walk all of it. Gift shop was reasonably priced. Lots of feeding stations where you purchase and toss in food in which makes the...More

1  Thank ob1215
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I am torn about this place. First, the zoo was very clean with employees about cleaning. The animals were well fed. It took about an hour to go through the zoo and you could wander for as long as you like. We went in Oct....More

3  Thank jess51bum
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I went here for a relaxing day of leisure during the summer. This was our first visit. And it was much better than we expected! Not the largest zoo, but very quiet and relaxing...we enjoyed the bears, tigers and lions! The price...More

Thank jon671859
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Lots on country walking! Very spacious ! Clean little pricey but can spend as long as you like offers picnic area bring your cooler and wagon

Thank lovetocamp11
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I live nearby but had never visited this place until last week. We took our 2 year old and it was perfect for her to see so many animals up close! And she loved the petting farm area and ended our visit with some playtime...More

1  Thank MelissaKay
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank Diane A
Reviewed 20 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank c48paul15
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Sharon M
I have 3 grandchildren I would like to bring ages 9,5,&2. Is this zoo suitable for them or too small for the 9 year old?
6 May 2017|
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Was just there today and the enclosures are sooooo small for some of those animals. Yet you have the space for larger enclosures. Very sad. The Bears are sitting on concrete and have zero grass or natural environment. Small lion and wild cat enclosures. Monkeys sit on chain link fencing. I don't understand how this promotes a natural environment.
17 August 2016|
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Response from MaryKF | Reviewed this property |
I didn't find the cages small for the most part but there is no attempt to make a habitat that is like "home" for the animals.
How come your enclosures for the animals are so small? It's all over FB, it is really animal abuse! We see the pictures, very sad, don't you think?
7 July 2015|
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Response from jakemiller8 | Property representative |
the pictures on facebook where not taken at our zoo maybe you should visit before making a judgement.