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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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Hidden Gem

This is great hidden treasure in the outskirts of Lowell. Very family friendly. A great way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
areedy
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Lowell, Michigan
Great day get away.

The park is very clean and well laid out. Lots of interactive areas where you can feed giraffes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
suzyQ2K
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302-9610
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+1 616-868-6711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank areedy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The park is actually in Alto, MI, near Grand Rapids. It has a nice variety of animals, from ducks and chickens to bison, ostriches, zebras, and pythons. The giraffes and other animals can be fed food that is purchased from a stand. (Animals who should...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Boulder Ridge Park is an excellent, educational and fun park for kids! All kinds of animals, a bird aviary that is amazing, and a ride to see the larger animals too. Covered area to bring and eat your own picnic lunches in the shade. And...More

1  Thank Dwayne C
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

A great variety of animals some of which you can hand feed. The best was feeding the giraffes. They are so gentle when taking food even from the smallest child. I will say bring cash to feed the animals in case the ATM machine is...More

1  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

You can take the train and ride through a large part of the park to see the larger animals and walk through the other parts to walk into a room filled with parakeets who will land on you! the tortoise, the monkeys, the snakes and...More

Thank MurJD
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Feeding the giraffes and the "roos" was amazing. We had very few people to compete with to get to the front to see animals. I was impressed at the size of the park. It seemed much more authentic in the setting. The zebras were very...More

1  Thank redwinguno
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I found out about this place from a friend, and I'm so very glad I did. My sister, my parents, my seven year old nephew and I all had an amazing time checking out this wonderful place. The day we were there, we pulled in...More

1  Thank NatlParkHopper27
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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
14 July 2017|
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Response from redwinguno | Reviewed this property |
$12 adults $9 age 3-9 2 and under free
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Barbara K
8 August 2015|
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Response from Sandee D | Reviewed this property |
Adults 12 & over: $10.00 Seniors 62 & over: $8.00 Ages 3-11: $8.00 ages 2 & under: FREE
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