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Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

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8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302-9610
+1 616-868-6711
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The grandkids love the hands on experience. Being able to feed the birds and pet the baby

The grandkids love the hands on experience. Being able to feed the birds and pet the baby animals... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Jcorlin
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Alto, Michigan
Our favorite Michigan zoo

This is one of my favorite Michigan go to’s. Easy to navigate, perfect size, the animals are eager... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
ErinHoughton
,
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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We will be opening for 2018 on April 27th! We also have a couple new animals and exhibits this year...come on by and experience the wild! We hope you enjoy your visit!
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (11 reviews)
“safari ride” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302-9610
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+1 616-868-6711
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"feed the animals"
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"gift shop"
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"safari ride"
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"prairie dogs"
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"picnic area"
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"great variety of animals"
in 3 reviews
"covered area"
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"african animals"
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"reptile house"
in 3 reviews
"large animals"
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"my favorite"
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"grand rapids"
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"unique experience"
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"any age"
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"west michigan"
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"fun place"
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"wild animal park"
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The grandkids love the hands on experience. Being able to feed the birds and pet the baby animals is such a bonus!

Thank Jcorlin
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Michigan go to’s. Easy to navigate, perfect size, the animals are eager & excited to see visitors, love feeding the animals. The safari tour is the perfect length & informative. You can tell a lot of time, effort and...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is by far the most wonderful place to take my grandson. It's like being in a faraway country. Zebras, giraffes, alligator, bird house, and a wonderful narrated wagon ride through the park. Feed the goats, they are super friendly. And don't forget the baby...More

Thank softballsandlace
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were pleasantly surprised the first time we went here with some of our grandchildren. We have been since and it's always an enjoyable experience!

Thank Todd S
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I wish I hadn't waited so long to take my family here! I had heard the park was "a guy's backyard zoo", so I never felt compelled to visit. Was I wrong! This is a guy's backyard zoo dream come true. There are paved walkways...More

Thank knicetrip2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This park is so nice for kids. Very clean and lots of people around to help you if you needed it. Loved it would go again!!!!

Thank Ruth F
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is great hidden treasure in the outskirts of Lowell. Very family friendly. A great way to spend your day!

Thank areedy
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The park is very clean and well laid out. Lots of interactive areas where you can feed giraffes, parakeets, prairie dogs, antelope and mini-goats. The place is laid out very nice and it is easy to get around and see everything up close. Admission also...More

Thank suzyQ2K
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited here with our young daughter and had a great time. It is well designed for young children and our daughter had fun feeding some animals. The safari ride was excellent...there may be a slight preference to sitting on the left...More

Thank ericgorr
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My 2 adult children and I loved the up close and personal experiences with the animals. Nice clean park

Thank Linda K
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jammurph75
30 March 2018|
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Response from softballsandlace | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is very accessible. Cement sidewalks all around. Might have to skip the bird avery. He might get scared with all the birds flying around. But he should be fine. And he will be able to check out the reptile... More
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retired04Michigan
26 July 2017|
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Response from redwinguno | Reviewed this property |
At least 3 hours. It also depends on the age of the kids. Below 5 plan 3 hours, over 5, they get a bit more ambitious and you could spend double the time. Additionally I love BR but resturants to plan for kids are 10 min... More
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Kossai Y
15 July 2017|
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$12 adults $9 age 3-9 2 and under free
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