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Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

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Address: 8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302-9610
Phone Number: +1 616-868-6711
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Animals ALMOST as wild as the grand kids!

Grand children LOVED seeing (and feeding) wild animals...and both parents and grandparents learned a bit along the way as well. A great natural environment...don't miss visiting!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Middleville, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

On a relative's recommendation we took our Grandkids to Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. Despite it being a special Halloween celebration at the park, with the attendant long lines, it was a great deal of fun for everyone. We walked around the entire place and took the safari ride to see the larger animals. The crowd was very large and... More 

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Middleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Grand children LOVED seeing (and feeding) wild animals...and both parents and grandparents learned a bit along the way as well. A great natural environment...don't miss visiting!

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Thank djsmith8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This place is an awesome experience. The animals look to be well taken care of. The enclosures are clean and well designed. Kids or adults can feed some of the animals. I will go again when in the area.

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Thank Mitchell B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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779 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We've taken grandchildren here several times. The park is actually an exotics breeding facility. They sell exotics to a wide variety of animal parks and zoos in North America and have been doing so for quite awhile. A few years ago they turned the place into a visitors facility and they have lots of things for kids to do during... More 

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Thank RickMIusa
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Took my girls to the Animal park and they loved it. Enjoyed feeding the animals and the Safari ride.

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Thank TL21
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have a local zoo within 25 miles with many animals. Boulder Ridge is newer to our area and privately owned giving it a sense of comfortable wild. The tours through the property explain about the animals, what they eat, where they are from , et centers. The Aviary is a thrill for all that enter it. Feeding the birds... More 

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Thank Ludgeland
Lowell, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a nice afternoon visit for the family. Not big but continues to grow. Easily seen exhibits and nice gift store.

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Caledonia, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you would like to see genuine care given to animals in a preserve, this place is for you. The place is relatively new and it is a passionate hobby for the family that owns and runs it. It is generally clean and well kept. While I have never seen a Happy Croc or Alligator, I think that they are... More 

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Thank highstone351
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We loved Boulder Ridge! Our son is a toddler and the zoo was very kid friendly. It is very accessible with a stroller and had tons of fun activities (at a low price) including feeding a variety of animals and going on a safari! This zoo is very clean, not too busy, and very fun for kids of all ages.

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Thank Dan and Kelly W
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. It is my second time here this year. I have traveled all around the United States to different zoos and animal parks and this has the most animal interactions! You can hold a baby bunny, feed kangaroos, giraffes, goats, deer, camels, and more! Love this place. It is small but very hands on.

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