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Zoos in GAYLORD

It’s animal time in Gaylord, Michigan and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Gaylord because this The Great Lakes State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

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    (15 miles) Boyne Falls

    Boasting 5 waterslides, zero entry shallows for toddlers, activity pool with wet climbing wall and play structure, lazy river and the full on Splasherhorn Mountain, and loads more besides, all ...

  • Mackinaw Trolley Tours

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    (52 miles) Mackinaw City

    Ride through history on the Mackinaw Trolley as we narrate happenings and events along the way. Fort Michilimackinac area, Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse, Train and Car Ferry Docks, The Mackinac ...

  • Call of the Wild

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    (1 miles) Gaylord

    Educational resource with 60 animal examples with hand painted habitat backdrops and sound effects. Children's favourites include the Hands On room, Walk In display with touch tables, plus scavenger ...

  • Gaylord Discovery Center

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    (1 miles) Gaylord

    Numerous hands on expositions on a huge array of physically and mentally stimulating topics with super interactive slant, boasting completely different ways of using the same sets of equipment which ...

  • The Besser Museum

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    (60 miles) Alpena

    Where in Northeast Michigan Can You Find... A Picasso,A Planetarium,Two Renoirs,Ancient Indian Artifacts,A water pumper that fought the great fires of Chicago and Alpena An 1890s Avenue of ShopsAnd ...

  • Canoe Kayak Raft Tube Sturgeon River Trips

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    (26 miles) Indian River

    For more than 30 years, we have been providing memorable outdoor experiences for guests of all ages and skill levels. Paddle the crystal-clear Sturgeon River on our exciting Canoe, Kayak, Raft and ...

  • Big Bear Adventures Family Fun Center

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    (26 miles) Indian river

    Test your ability while having fun on our 18-Hole Adventure Golf Course or our NEW Ropes Challenge Course and Bumper Boats!

  • Bavarian Falls Park

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    (1 miles) Gaylord

    Single and passenger Go Karts, Miniature Adventure Golf and plenty of space for traditional fun and picnicking.

  • Just A Plain Farm

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    (47 miles) Carp Lake

    Visit us at Just A Plain Farm, a family-owned farm market and farm that grows over a 100 acres of pumpkins, squash, gourds, popcorn, and native corns. Tour buses, families, schools, church groups, ...

  • The Jungle Family Fun Center

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    (28 miles) Petoskey

    Welcome to the ungle Family Fun Center! 18 Holes of Adventure Golf await you in this Northern Michigan Jungle! Make your way past the cascading waterfalls, tropical plants, and an erupting volcano! ...

  • Alcona Park

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    (55 miles) Glennie

    Located on the historic AuSable River floodwaters above the Alcona Dam, this 1100 acre park has three miles of shoreline on each side of this trophy fish producing river. Surrounded by the Huron ...

  • Deer Ranch

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    (59 miles) St Ignace

    Kids can experience the beautiful white tail deer face to face at the oldest live whitetail deer exhibit in North America - they can even feed them! A great animal adventure for your family day out.

  • Grand Traverse Lighthouse

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    (44 miles) Northport

    Located inside the Leelanau StatePark in northern Michigan, the Grand Traverse Lighthouse has been guiding ships and sailors since it was built in 1858.

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