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.
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!
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
(121 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
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!
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.
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!
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!
Potter Park Zoo
(151 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
(1)
(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.
East Troy
Wide range of domestic animals, hay and pony rides, petting barn, milking experience, adventure playground and seasonal extras.
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...
Ann Arbor
The Creature Conservancy
Muskegon
Michigans largest amusement park with many rides. Something for everyone.
Holland
Step back in time over 100 years ago to the beautiful Netherlands with this unique theme park...
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...
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.
Pewaukee
Welcoming day visitors, the water park boasts several interactive zones for small children, a huge Water Works with cannons, geysers and it's own slides for older kids, and 3 serious thrill flumes some with passenger options.
Watervliet
Super family water park with body, tube and extreme water slides, lagoon, river run and more! Life guards always on duty.
Aqua Tots
(1)
(196 Miles)
Troy
Swimming is an important skill for kids to have, so why not spend the day having fun as they learn!
Red Oaks Waterpark
(1)
(200 Miles)
Madison Heights
All round superb family water park, with Soak Station and Spray Play for the small ones, river ride for a family paddle, flume water slides and a heated wave action pool.
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...
Muskegon
Spend the day floating as you cruise the beautiful Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan!
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...
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.
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...
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!
Kidz Town
(121 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 $9 per child $7 per additional siblling and parents are always FREE!
Java Gym
(122 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.
Playworld
(129 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!
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
(152 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.
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!
Portage
A fun, colorful and bounce filled family fun center with inflatables, climbers and slides!
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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