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John Ball Zoo

#8 of 83 things to do in Grand Rapids Features Animals
1300 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6100
+1 616-336-4301
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Great small zoo

This is a great small zoo in that you can see everything in about half a day. Since my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kaydee427
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Addison, Illinois
via mobile
Fun !!!!

Lots of variety of animals Lots of fun for everyone; my kids when they were little loved going... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda N
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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1300 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6100
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+1 616-336-4301
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great small zoo in that you can see everything in about half a day. Since my granddaughter is 4, this is the perfect time frame. The grounds are lovely as you feel as if you're walking through a forest. It's a little...More

Thank kaydee427
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of variety of animals Lots of fun for everyone; my kids when they were little loved going here; haven't been in along time; but was fun then should still be fun

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is always fun, seeing what's new year to year is what I like best. It's better to go early in the day because at times it can get very busy.

Thank SueDV2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have gone at least once a year with grand kids. Small zoo and can see all of it in half a day. Good selection of animals that kids will enjoy. Petting zoo for smaller kids. Lots of indoor exhibits to keep you cool on a...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo has many fun and interesting things to do, however once you go their is not much reason to come back. In the few years that we have come not much changes and one of the main problems is many of the "big" animals...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have 3 kids 4, 7 and 13 and all enjoyed themselves. It isn't a huge zoo but perfect to get through in a few hours and then explore/eat in GR.

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great zoo. They take great care of the animals. The exhibits are amazing and they offer other activitiea to entertain the whole family. My daughter loved the zipline. Son loved the high rope challenge.

Thank drtydva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not your typical big city Zoo, but it is worth visiting if you have a day to spare. Kids loved to see the animals and walk around. Nice little zoo.

Thank Pete V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful little zoo for kids...but, why in the world would anyone build a zoo straight up a hill with no tram for transporting those with mobility issues? Surely there was a kinder property available so all family members could fully participate. Wheelchairs provided for those...More

2  Thank HungryEpicurean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on vacation for a couple of days in Grand Rapids and are very glad we checked this place out. Our five year old daughter loved the place and you can fill a half a day here. I noticed some people had reviews complaining...More

Thank CDTrip72
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Elizabeth B
13 August 2017|
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Response from HungryEpicurean | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the first building when you come up the entrance hill on the right.
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Tracy S
4 July 2017|
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Response from Julie O | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Sorry. Saginaw zoo membership is free.
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