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DeYoung Family Zoo

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Address: N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893-9653
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+1 906-788-4093

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Great place to visit with kids, or without.

My whole family loved this zoo. It had a large variety of animals to see. We even got to hold a baby monkey!! This place was well worth the cost to get in. We will be back

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kimberly D
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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My whole family loved this zoo. It had a large variety of animals to see. We even got to hold a baby monkey!! This place was well worth the cost to get in. We will be back

Thank Kimberly D
Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great visit. Will go back again and again! Not your city zoo. Was really neat to see all the animals. The staff are amazing !!

Thank Sherry F
Stephenson, Michigan
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Amazing place to see big cats and more. Interesting owners, who certainly are committed to caring for the animals, and knowledgeable about their animals. My kids love this place and we go there every year. It's amazing to see them feed the animals, and get a look at some they would never see otherwise. Should be a stop for the... More 

Thank YooperRiverRat
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The DeYoung Family Zoo was very unexpected. When I pulled into the parking area I was surprised at the minimal signage for the Zoo - including the ticket hut where you purchase entry into the zoo. I was there on a special mission so I was looking for the owners. I met Bud DeYoung and Carrie, then was taken on... More 

3 Thank Nancy A
Marinette, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Visit every year! Bud and Carrie have such a love for their animals. Getting to see the animals fed and up close to learn about them.

Thank kmaddox2016
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Deyoung Family Zoo is run by two people, Bud and Carrie Deyoung. This place is a private residence but is open to the public as a zoo from spring to fall. It's a lifestyle and place unlike anything you've seen before. When I visited Bud and Carrie Deyoung's residence for the first time on 4/27/12 I felt at peace,... More 

2 Thank Ryan W
Pound, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have been to several larger zoos, but nothing compares to DeYoung Family Zoo. I first went with some friends and have been back by myself, and have never had a better time. There are so many activities for people of all ages on the weekends, that you will want to plan for a day. Not only will you have... More 

1 Thank techstein
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best family zoo that myself or my family had been to I wouldn't really say it's a zoo it's all carry and buds children that live in there home or back yard all there pens,cages are clean and very well maintained the animals there truly appreciate there love that carry and bud have for them... More 

Thank Nicole B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

It's the best zoo ever! The animals are all cared and loved for. Bud and Carrie never take a break always looking for ways to make the animals happier and healthier. I've been visiting this zoo since the 70's. It's always a new and wonderful experience especially when you get to hold the baby animals

1 Thank Claudine F
McBrides, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2016

After one trip to this zoo, it turned into our absolute favorite place to visit! We make the almost 7 hour trip as often as possible. Such a wonderful, educational experience, and the owners treat everyone like family. The animals are the happiest I have ever seen in any zoo, and their enclosures are amazing! I won't go to zoos... More 

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