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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 best place to take kids

This is by far the most wonderful place to take my grandson. It's like being in a faraway... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Next best thing to the zoo

We were pleasantly surprised the first time we went here with some of our grandchildren. We have... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Todd S
Middleville, Michigan
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
“large animal” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302-9610
+1 616-868-6711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 26 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 11 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
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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
Kossai Y
15 July 2017|
Response from redwinguno | Reviewed this property |
$12 adults $9 age 3-9 2 and under free
Barbara K
9 August 2015|
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