Zoos & Wildlife

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

Alto, MI

4 (6 reviews)

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Address: 8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302, USA Number: 616 868 6711 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Explore Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park on foot and enjoy meeting animals from ALL over the world! A number of exotic animals and reptiles call this animal park home, and YOU can meet them, learn about them, and watch them in a naturalistic setting!

Why not start your day by venturing into the reptile house, meeting those slippery and scaly creatures that fascinate and excite?

From there, you can make your way through to check out the ostrich, lemurs, kangaroos, and even monkeys, or if you are feeling brave you might want to cross the bridge to get a closer look at the 11ft alligator in the pond below!

The bird aviary can be next on the agenda, where kids can see beautiful and colorful birds up close, before meandering to the petting zoo. It's here kids might even be lucky enough to pet a baby zebra, or wildebeest, or even water buffalo!

How cool is that?

If you want a break, just enjoy a picnic or spend time in the playground before hopping on a safari ride through the rest of the park that will offer you a chance to feel like you are on the plains of Africa, surrounded by African hoof stock including oryx, eland and ankole cattle. 

Throughout the park, Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park feature exhibit information boards that offer as much education as kids are willing to learn.

They also do a lot of conservation work so they boast an unusually large proportion of rare and endangered species, with whom they are working to preserve, offering kids even more invaluable educational experiences throughout the day.

Ready to explore that wild side kids? It's there waiting for you at Boulder Ridge, so let's grab that sense of adventure and get going!

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How much does it cost?






$10 (Ages 3-11)



Seniors are $12


Free Under

2 years.


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Additional Information

Hand stamp for same day re-entry available in the Gift Shop

Any top tips?


They have fun events throughout the year, so check the calendar to make sure you don't miss out! These include Park After Dark, Party at the Park and Baby Animal Days! Super fun!

I'm Hungry!


Snacks & Drinks are available in the Gift Shop.

Healthy Eating You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Picnic Pavilion. Just don't feed the animals anything you bring in!

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


Kids can get up close to the parks residents on a field trip! They welcome groups of any size so just give them a call to book your trip in advance

Can I get one of those?


There is a gift shop where you can pick up fun gifts and merchandise to take home! Take those pennies!

Need a little extra help?


The park is accessible and wheelchairs are available from the gift shop on a first come first served basis

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When can we go?

10am - 6pm Mon, Wed - Sat / 10am - 8pm Tues / 12pm - 6pm Sunday

Open Season is May 1 – October 21

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