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Gaylord's City Elk Park

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E Grandview, Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 800-345-8621
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Look at it! BIG deer!

Fun place to take an apple and enjoy the big elk roaming about. Please don't feed them! Sometimes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bolens57
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Gaylord, Michigan
via mobile
Exotic deer & elk

Right in town you can view elk & exotic deer, pretty awesome, usually are some really close for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas T
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Traverse City, Michigan
via mobile
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“viewing area” (4 reviews)
“nice stop” (2 reviews)
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E Grandview, Gaylord, MI 49735
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"beautiful animals"
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"viewing area"
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"nice stop"
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"definitely worth a stop"
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"walk up"
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"their natural habitat"
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"great pictures"
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"chain link fence"
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"took lots of pictures"
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"all ages"
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"pigeon river"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to take an apple and enjoy the big elk roaming about. Please don't feed them! Sometimes parking is limited. Don't park in the Elks Lodge parking lot. Get out, stretch your legs and bring your binoculars!

Thank Bolens57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in town you can view elk & exotic deer, pretty awesome, usually are some really close for pictures.

1  Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Great place to take the family (all ages) and watch the elk. A fairly big herd. Such beautiful huge animals.

1  Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We were able to watch the herd as its members settled hierarchy issues at feeding time. It was both entertaining and educational.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

my kids loved this place, its so cool to be able to observe elk and fallow deer up close. we brought carrots , and they seemed to love them!

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Usually the elk are pretty far away but on this last trip they were right by the fence. Got some awesome photos.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped at Chamber of Commerce to find out exact location. It is next to the Elks Club (they were hosting a pumpkin party so a lot of kids). We saw a few (5) elk next to the fence and a few more off in the...More

Thank K_J-Traveling
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've been through Gaylord at least 20 times and never bothered stopping to see the elk. they are at a park right in the city, next to the Elk Lodge. The elk have a huge fenced off area to roam in and they are provided...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

‘Ello chaps! Talk about wild, the Gaylord City Elk Park is a chance to see wild elk up close. According to the City, the Pigeon River State Forest’s expansive 105,000 acres has the Midwest’s only free ranging elk herd. There are elk year round, but...More

Thank HerbertEdgewood
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Just off interstate, this is a wonderful park to see elk up close and free. Would highly recommend stopping, especially if you have children. We just parked in Elk Club parking lot and many elk were near the fence or within view.

Thank orionandaries
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