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DeYoung Family Zoo

#1 of 1 things to do in Wallace Features Animals
N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893-9653
+1 906-788-4093
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Interesting little zoo!

Small zoo,big fun. The children loved it! So did dad😃. From feeding the hippo,petting the deer and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
james w
via mobile
Terrible place

I'm not sure why this place has such great reviews. The animals are confined to very small cages... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Warrenville, Illinois
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N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893-9653
+1 906-788-4093
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Small zoo,big fun. The children loved it! So did dad😃. From feeding the hippo,petting the deer and a dirt throwing chimp this unique place will entertain you for hours.

Thank james w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure why this place has such great reviews. The animals are confined to very small cages and they all seem stressed. The pictures on their website of the water that the bear and hippo are in must have been taken someplace else. The...More

1  Thank pattywhite08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply amazing at what one family has accomplished. So many animals from white tigers to hippos, monkeys and lions. Very obvious the Youngs have a great deal of love for these animals. They are rescue animals. There's a zebra mixed with a donkey, and a...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Bud (DeYoung) and Carrie (Cramer) are exceptional in the work that they do and the lives they lead, every day of the year. We'll revisit often and contribute in any way that we can for they do what most everyone will never do...GIVE OF THEMSELVES...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We heard about this awesome place and just visited it today and had the time of our lives even in the rain! You can see how well the family takes care and loves these animals and we are so very fortunate to have something like...More

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Yes, this place is a little off the beaten track but so worth the drive. It is a great little zoo. The animals seemed very content and well cared for. Staff was engaged with the animals and seemed pleased to stop and answer questions. The...More

Thank dayoppermom
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great- I will tell my friends and will definitely eat there again - they also have a food truck that I will try and follow if I can.

Thank Kitti E
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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
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...More

Thank YooperRiverRat
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Madeleine K
1 February 2016|
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Response from Dcox726 | Reviewed this property |
I found the animals to be healthy and well taken care of. Their homes, enclosures seemed more than adequate. The facility is clean and the animals seem very content. This is a little zoo, very family friendly and... More
Kathy F
22 July 2015|
Response from Joel F | Reviewed this property |
If the schedule stays the same every single day (which I believe it does) they feed the big cats at 1pm central time.
Katie S
15 June 2015|
Response from Melissa H |
Yes, you can really feed Wallace the Hippo. They didn't charge any extra for this experience. I would double check their website to see if he has a specific feeding time since a lot of the animals do.