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DeYoung Family Zoo

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Awesome Time as Always

Love going to the DeYoung Zoo. Never know what is going to happen with the animals. They are all... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Jen K
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
I Love Wallace the Hippo!

My absolute favorite zoo, and I've been to alot! Bud and Carrie are the most wonderful people and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893-9653
+1 906-788-4093
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Love going to the DeYoung Zoo. Never know what is going to happen with the animals. They are all so spry and definitely keep you entertained with all their noises.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jen K
Reviewed 26 September 2018

My absolute favorite zoo, and I've been to alot! Bud and Carrie are the most wonderful people and really care about their animals. I visit at least 1-2 times a year to visit Wallace the Hippo. Getting to touch him is definitely worth the 4...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Fodder4B
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

My family and I stopped here on our way home from a trip to Wisconsin. We had no clue it existed until family told us about it. We had so much fun seeing the animals, learning great things at the keeper talks, and more. My...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Almont2
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Wow! This is not your traditional zoo. It’s run by a family who considers these animals as part of the family. The animals come from areas where they weren’t getting the best care. You can have up close animal encounters and hold/pet animals and watch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank esdmadison
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is a amazing place to visit. It has been on our list of to do's for a very long time. My daughters and I were not disappointed. You are able to be closer to these beautiful animals then anywhere else we've ever been. Bud...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Klynn1210
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This was our first stop on our first family vacation to the Upper Peninsula, the second time I have been to the zoo. There werent a lot of people there so it was easy to move around and see the animals. The kids loved seeing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cgauss
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Small intimate zoo experience that is hard to find. These are rescue animals, and the staff is doing a great job. PETA, get lost !!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been a fan of the Deyoungs since their show released several years ago and have had visiting the zoo on our bucket list for quite some time. After a ten hour drive Bud and Carrie made our entire trip worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lynnsey P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a great zoo. Lots of monkeys, bears, tigers, camels,lion, and even a hippie. Freezing the animals is included in your general fee. We got to touch the hippocampus and feed it. It was so cool. The animal encounter let's you touch other animals...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tonya G
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I went to DeYoung Zoo after a family member recommended it. I took my children (one with Down Syndrome and Autism) and went with that family member. I have to say, I was not expecting what I saw. It was certainly not fancy, and if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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1 May 2018|
Response from Almont2 | Reviewed this property |
The animals are well taken care of and their enclosures are no different than I have seen at the bigger zoos, in fact some are even bigger. The animals all seemed to be in good spirits and while there was a slight smell it... More
6 April 2018|
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Response from dannyd484 | Reviewed this property |
Bud the owner offers animal interaction times. Bud will bring out different animals to a pavilion and guest sit on pic-nic-tables and he lets them hold the animals. I have held a monkey, baby kangaroo, snakes, badger, and... More
9 January 2018|
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Response from dannyd484 | Reviewed this property |
No hotels or much of anything right there but Menominee, Mi and Marinette, wi are within 20 miles of zoo with plenty of accommodations.