Zoos in Gaylord

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Naubinway
Features birds and animals from around the world. Grain is available to hand feed many of the animals.
Birch Run
Over 50 species of exotic and native animals in specially constructed enclosures for close up animal viewing. Plus animal petting and feeding areas and an adventure playscape to go wild on!
Wallace
Not your normal big city zoo, DeYoung Zoo lets kids experience the natural habitats of the animals, with over 400 from around the world to meet!
John Ball Zoo
(151 Miles)
Grand Rapids
The John Ball Zoo has over 1100 animals representing the wilds of Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and the United States. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Michigan
Alto
Exotic varities of animals and reptiles from all over the world including many rare and endangered varieties with whom they are working on conservation.
Potter Park Zoo
(160 Miles)
Lansing
The Potter Park Zoological Society, a non-profit private sector organization, is dedicated to the support of the Potter Park Zoo through preserving, protecting, and exhibiting selected members of the animal kingdom so that future generations of manki...
Green Bay
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 700-acre urban wildlife refuge. We are one of the largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Sites in Wisconsin. We are also Green Bay's largest city park. The Sanctuary is open to the public year 'round with no...
New Zoo
(169 Miles)
Green Bay
Your NEW Zoo is an always new natural adventure that promotes recreation, education, and conservation through encounters with live animals.
Sherwood
Animal time! Kids will love spending the day in this sweet Wisconsin petting farm where they can take a guided tour and meet all the friendly farm animals!
The Detroit Zoo
(192 Miles)
Royal Oak
Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in reintroduction of species throughtout the state.
Ann Arbor
A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.
Ann Arbor
Domino's Petting Farm is conveniently located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a perfect setting for people of all ages to learn about farming and farm animals. Come join us for a fun-filled day. Pet our animals, including our many rare breeds, and e...
Binder Park Zoo
(194 Miles)
Battle Creek
Binder Park Zoo offers quality programming using exotic animals delivered by professional staff with a dedication to conserving wildlife. Online registration is currently available for our Camps, Overnight Safari, and Zoo Snooze Programs!
Greenville
This sweet small zoo has a big heart for animals and welcomes animal loving kids who want to spend the day around these beautiful creatures!
Ann Arbor
The Creature Conservancy
Athens
A reptile and amphibian rescue zoo, homing and rehabilitating creatures in need in naturalistic habitats for you and your kids to visit in safety.
Byron
Over 30 species of animal for observation, plus environmental education classes and workshops held largely aimed at children and a live snake exhibit in the Nature Centre. Green ski run and snowshoeing in winter.
Coloma
Deer Forest is an animal petting zoo and fun park. You can feed the deer and other animals up close. It also offers kiddie amusement rides, storybook lane, miniature golf, large playground, inflatable jumper, food, picnic area with grills, and ple...
Milwaukee
The Milwaukee County Zoo is a serene home to more than 2,275 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles with more than 330 species represented. However, the Zoo has become more than that to visitors. It is a site for workshops, holiday celebration...
East Troy
Wide range of domestic animals, hay and pony rides, petting barn, milking experience, adventure playground and seasonal extras.
Toledo Zoo
(242 Miles)
Toledo
With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the worlds most complete zoos it's also the regions top family destination! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Toledo for ki...
Potawatomi Zoo
(245 Miles)
South Bend
Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, is home to over 400 species on 23 acres. The Zoo is a regional destination serving and educating all who visit. Our history is rich and we are pleased to be a special part of this community.
Minocqua
Looking for an unforgettable family adventure? Visit the one and only northwoods zoo. Everyone from tots and teens to couples and seniors, WILDWOOD WILDLIFE PARK guarantees the best entertainment value by all there is to see and do. Come see why gene...
Albion
Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.
Michigan City
Founded in 1928, encompassing 15 acres and is home to more than 200 animals.
African Safari
(259 Miles)
Port Clinton
Come for a day of fun, education, and entertainment. Home of over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve. You will view and may feed the animals from the comfort of your vehicle.
Lincoln Park Zoo
(261 Miles)
Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who come to hear a lion's roar echo off nearby...
Shedd Aquarium
(263 Miles)
Chicago
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch)
Wisconsin Dells
Experience an up close and personal encounter with a variety of animals guaranteed to give you memories for a lifetime. Enjoy the new Camel Ride or a take stroll around the Storybook Gardens, this will be an experience you and your family will be sur...
Henry Vilas Zoo
(272 Miles)
Madison
Free entry family zoo including multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.
Brookfield Zoo
(272 Miles)
Brookfield
- is located on 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and is only 12m west of downtown Chicago.The animals are waiting, so come visit today! One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Fort Wayne
As well as the main enclosures, included here is a Family Farm animal petting facility, Tree Top Trail, African Journey safari fun, plus Dr. Diversity’s Research Station with hands on researcher roleplay using microscopes and more.
Cosley Zoo
(278 Miles)
Wheaton
Maintains 20 exhibits, housing more than 200 animals that represent more than 70 species. Visitors can enjoy watching the activities of the curious red fox, playful raccoons, intriguing turkey vultures, adorable goats and much more. Free for under 17...
Kline Creek Farm
(280 Miles)
West Chicago
Step back in time and experience what life was like on a DuPage County Farm in the 1890s, with historically-costumed interpreters operating this living-history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. There is always something to see, do and ...
Rock Springs
Offering self guided tours of the rescue facility, plus 3 varying led-tour types for a more intensive experience, including Morning Feeding and the thrilling Night Tour.
Summerfield Zoo
(285 Miles)
Boone
Has everything from Alligators to Zebra! Located just a few minutes outside of Rockford and provide family fun, entertainment, and education. Please note the limited opening details.
Cleveland
One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species.
Erie Zoo
(307 Miles)
Erie
11 beautifully themed and landscaped gardens, plus nearly 400 animals representing 100 species with self guided or ranger led educational tours. Carousel and train ride also available.
Niagara Falls
From sea lion training sessions to shark feeding frenzies the kids will be captivated the whole way round.
Akron Zoo
(315 Miles)
Akron
When you visit the zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Buffalo Zoo
(323 Miles)
Buffalo
Offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. Open year round.
Wolf Park
(329 Miles)
Battle Ground
Home to a herd of bison, 2 coyotes and 3 red foxes as well as 18 adult wolves.
Vienna
Feed over 350 animals. Camels, zebra, bison, waterbuffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari.
Noahs Lost Ark
(335 Miles)
Berlin Center
Noahs Lost Ark offer the chance to see and interact with some of the most amazing animals that inhabit the earth. Through tours offered to school children, groups and the general public, thousands of people are educated each year about the plight of ...
Hayward
This 35 acre animal farm and recreation center has farm animals, a picnic area, wild animals, a maze, playground and walks. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wisconsin
Lafayette
Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.
Powell
A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!
Varysburg
Tours, safaris and sleigh rides to take you over 2 miles of trails with new animals and unexpected sights at every turn. Unpredictable and exciting for children, with great seasonal offerings.
The Dakota Zoo
(361 Miles)
Bismarck
The Dakota Zoo began with the 67 acre Marc and Betty Christianson Farm located at what was then the north edge of Bismarck. Initially, the Christianson Farm operated as a kennel for the boarding of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses and,...
Seneca Park Zoo
(371 Miles)
Rochester
An expansive zoo experience with a friendly local park feel, top exhibits include the penguin pool, the cougar viewing tunnel and the rare white rhinos.

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