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Zoos in Traverse City

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Naubinway
Features birds and animals from around the world. Grain is available to hand feed many of the animals.
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
(123 Miles)
Green Bay
Your NEW Zoo is an always new natural adventure that promotes recreation, education, and conservation through encounters with live animals.
John Ball Zoo
(124 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.
Sherwood
Learning is fun on the farm! We provide hands-on experience to educate children and adults about farm animals. Enjoy a guided farm tour where you will learn things you never knew about farm animals! Touch, feed and experience these incredible anim...
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!
Potter Park Zoo
(150 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...
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.
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...
Binder Park Zoo
(175 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!
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...
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.
Ann Arbor
An indoor zoo experience featuring impressive and unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits. The Center's primary objectives are education and conservation.
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...
Ann Arbor
The Creature Conservancy
Potawatomi Zoo
(216 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.
Muskegon
Michigans largest amusement park with many rides. Something for everyone.
Holland
A visit to Nelis' Dutch Village is like a step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago. Fun activities include Dutch Dance Lessons, a Dutch swing ride, a 1924 carousel, petting zoo with farm animals, games and events. Take a Goat for a Wa...
Milwaukee
Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and special floral gardens , all in one afternoon . . . and an amazing lighting display in the evening! The incredible diversity of plantlife you will encounter reminds us all of the Earth's unique divers...
Air Zoo
(175 Miles)
Portage
Features amusement park-style rides, full-motion flight simulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, plus exhibits and educational activities.
Mattawan
All sorts of crazy karts, a thrill ride and 18 hole mountain mini golf. A great afternoon for kids 40" and taller!
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 indoors!
Sheridan
Aimed squarely at families so lots of areas for kids of all ages, plus some thrills for you and the big 'uns!
Frankenmuth
Waterpark Day Passes Half Day and Full Day Passes available.
Full Blast
(170 Miles)
Battle Creek
Indoor and outdoor water park with 4 big slides, 2 leisure pools and interactive splash play area, plus trampolines, basketball courts, water wars cannon game and an inflatable jungle play area with slide.
West Allis
Heated outdoor water park with enormous body and tube slides plus zero depth entry area with children's size waterslides and interactive features, sand volleyball and the adventure playground.
Watervliet
Super family water park with body, tube and extreme water slides, lagoon, river run and more! Life guards always on duty.
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 Bridge, Father Marquette\'s Mission and Grave Site at St...
Green Bay
Relive the most exciting moments in Packers and football history at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Pure Packers adrenaline fills this 25,000-square-foot area where you can see, touch and feel over 80 years of riveting history. There are nearly 8...
Marie
The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and it is still the largest waterway traffic system on earth. Your boat will travel along the international shoreline of the lower harbor letting you experience all the sigh...
Fraser
Ballooning in the Rocky Mountains in the Winter Park Fraser Valley is breath-taking and the gentlest landings. Great for the whole family! Babysitting & pet watch available at the launch site.
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! Watch out... the alligators may be hungry! The J...
Kangaroo Palace
(113 Miles)
Muskegon
Clean, safe fun that will keep your family active all year long. Locally owned and operated by parents just like you! All ages are welcome, young or young at heart, to play on our equipment.
Belmont
The Blast Factory is an indoor, year round, Private inflatable Party and Play center featuring huge, challenging and interactive inflatables where kids enjoy thousands of square feet of pure energetic fun!
Green Bay
A fun family amusement park with inexpensive rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wisconsin
Saginaw
Kokomo's is the place to go in Saginaw and the Tri-Cities area whether you're celebrating a birthday party, looking for a fun or want somewhere you can take the whole family. We have lots to do outside, including go-karts, miniature golf, bumper b...
Jesters Court
(120 Miles)
Grand Rapids
West Michigan’s largest indoor child entertainment center, where kids can play and parents can relax! Our indoor facility features action packed fun for kids 12 years-old & younger(open play), teens(teen nights), and all ages(private parties.
Java Gym
(121 Miles)
Grand Rapids
Java Gym a locally owned indoor PlayCafé that provides children and their parents a safe place to relax, play and eat. Features include a 4-level of soft play structure, a toddler area, wi-fi, 3 birthday party rooms, gourmet coffee, and great food.
Kidz Town
(123 Miles)
Green Bay
Kidz Town is the ideal place for children as young as walking to enjoy, and is also enjoyable and low stress for the parents. Affordable as it is fun $8 per child $6 per additional siblling and parents are always FREE!
Playworld
(128 Miles)
Grandville
Indoor play for under 12s with loads of age zoned features from bounce houses and the trolley run to the Foam Forest and beyond!
Holland
A fully accessible 15,000 sq. ft. indoor play environment for family fun!
Play Date
(147 Miles)
Neenah
We are a huge indoor play area for imaginations to take flight. At almost 9000 square feet of open play space. We have dress up areas, play houses, basketball, air-hockey and a tiny tots corner. We are a place for the family.
Lansing Charter Township
Bouncing heaven for 2 to 12 year olds on seven big inflatables that include obstacle courses, slides, bouncers and other fun, clean and colourful features to entertain and exhaust.
Play
(151 Miles)
East lansing
PLAY is modern, eco-friendly, indoor playground and party center for young children. It's safe, clean, climate controlled, and fun! PLAY was built for kids, designed for grown-ups.
Extreme Fun
(152 Miles)
Okemos
We are a family owed indoor bounce house fun center. We are located in the Meridian Mall and specialize in birthday parties and open time play. We are open to the public during mall hours.
Howell
With four slides, bounce houses and a specially designed toddler area for the little ones. Parents welcome on the structure. Newest feature: laser tag arena!
Kids Play ETC
(174 Miles)
Portage
Kids Play ETC is an adult supervised playhouse and activity center that offers activities devoted to the physical, emotional and social development of children. We offer a play area for toddlers, a manipulative toys and games area, an interactive pla...
Speleo Cave
(173 Miles)
West Allis
If you are looking for a new, unique and super fun attraction, then Speleo Cave is the answer. Kids AND adults will have smiles from ear to ear after experiencing the only caving/spelunking attraction in the Midwest.
Jackson
Indoor bounce house for children. Seven large bounce toys, play areas, drawing area, baby area, birthday rooms for parties. Television and internet for parents. Lots of bouncing fun!

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