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The Creature Conservancy

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4950 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9782
+1 734-929-9324
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First of all, the staff? Unapproachable, unsmiling, and unfriendly. Conservation conservatory... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
stephaniez4810
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Charlotte, Michigan
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Fantastic

The Creature Conservancy is a perfect spot to go visit for an afternoon! I went on a recent Sunday... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Suzanne B
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Louisville, Kentucky
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This is a wonderful up-close and personal wild animal conservancy with over 70 species of mostly exotic animals, many of whom are rescued former pets. Open to the public weekend afternoons 1-5pm with featured presentations at 2 and 4; other animal presentations every half hour. Admission: $6 kids (age 2-12), $8 adults (age 13+), infants under 2 are free. Monthly featured animal in presentations at 2pm and 4pm. Weekdays are reserved for school field trips, summer camps, private tours, private group events. Birthday parties and other private events can be arranged for weekends or weekdays. Most of the animal display enclosures are under cover so this is a great afternoon event for both hot and cold weather! Handicap and stroller accessible. Small gift shop available seasonally. Free parking in main, paved parking lot.
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“black swans” (2 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (2 reviews)
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4950 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9782
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

First of all, the staff? Unapproachable, unsmiling, and unfriendly. Conservation conservatory? Laughable. This was a dissapointing trip. We were there for about 10 minutes before we left. The macaw exhibit? None of the "branches" were linked together for easy movement. They are stuck on the...More

3  Thank stephaniez4810
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Kim E, Marketing and Guest Relations at The Creature Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Stephanie, We're sorry you didn't stay long enough to ask any questions or visit the rest of the exhibits. The majority of the reviews we receive rave about the knowledge, helpfulness, and friendliness of our staff and volunteer docents in addition to the displays...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The Creature Conservancy is a perfect spot to go visit for an afternoon! I went on a recent Sunday and loved every minute that I got to spend learning about the animals. Outdoors there are several creatures, including several turkeys, a fox, black swans, and...More

3  Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing facility. It's not too far off the freeway, and it's fairly close to shopping and dining. The selection of animals that are featured is unique and interesting. The employees are very friendly and informative. We can't wait to return.

2  Thank cleanhand13
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

A hangout place for kids. Its is a small establishment which conserves animals and plants.Their attraction is a cougar, red kangaroo and an alligator. Their staff provides good amount of information about the animals. Visitors could spend about 1-2 hours easily here.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit and each time I really enjoy it. While small, it houses a great variety of animals and offers a great opportunity for kids to get close to and learn about them.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a better place for kids who love animals that an average Zoo, as they see a few interesting animals up close and can learn a lot about them from the staff, which is quite dedicated and enthusiastic; quite a few animals that were...More

1  Thank tagor007
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

It isn't very big but they have very interesting exhibitions. They have an animal of the month and show and explain this one in detail. The stuff seems to be very well educated. They also offer camps during school vacation.

Thank Sonja H
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is a small place. At the weekends they bring out the animals and have little presentations about every 30 mins - so definitely base your visits around that. The enclosures are not huge. This is not a zoo - they take animals abandoned or...More

3  Thank ColumbusAnoymous
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I attended this special Valentines event. Food, wine and beer were served before the staff gave a presentation about animals and their courtships and mating. We enjoyed it and would recommend any of their special programs.

Thank CindyLuWho
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

My daughter took me to the Creature Conservancy in January on a snowy afternoon around dark. We had a reservation for a private tour but there were so few guests that we had an even more special experience. The people who run the Creature Conservancy...More

1  Thank Elizabeth S
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