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DeYoung Family Zoo, Wallace

#8 of 16 in Zoos & Aquariums in Michigan
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
The DeYoung Family Zoo is a zoo that opened to the public in 1990. It is open yearly from May until the end of October. It is located in Wallace, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan about 15 miles (24 km) north of Menominee. The zoo is owned by Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer. The facility has many exotic felines, and provides visitor interactions, as well as baby animals to pet and bottle feed.
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  • We saw a billboard for this zoo while driving through town and had a few hours free so we stopped in. It is way off the beaten path with few signs so just trust your GPS. This is a small family run....  more »
  • Yesterday, we enjoyed an abundance of fun in the sun and learned a lot, too, at the Deyoung Family Zoo! 🦁🐯🐻 It’s hard to believe that this place is just a short drive away from home...  more »
  • First time visit to this a few days ago. I have to say I was very impressed. A beautiful, well maintained facility. This zoo (which feels more like an animal refuge) is situated in a beautiful and isolated slice of nature. The animals reside in large, clean enclosures and appear to be well cared for. The Zoo gives you the opportunity , at times, to be only a few feet from some amazingly and exotic animals. Highly recommend for nature and animal enthusiasts!
  • The best zoo I've been to. They rescue and help wild animals and have daily encounters with the animals. Very informational and up close and personal! You can feed a hippo, hold a baby kangaroo and snake and pet a fox and sloth! Those are just a few to mention. Love the history of this place too. Would highly recommend!

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