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Deer Forest Exotic Animal Sanctuary - CLOSED

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local attraction just hanging on...

If you have very young kids (toddlers) they will enjoy the animals otherwise they will be... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015
Mark A
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South Haven, Michigan
Great place!!

This is an amazing little park that is so much fun to take kids to!! Pet the deer, feed them and... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2015
Cinnilouwho
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Zeeland, Michigan
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25 Aug 2017
“Closed for good”
1 Jul 2017
“Closed ”
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This 32 acre sanctuary provides permanent refuge to more than 150 captive-raised exotic animals. Quiet, educational tours of the facility enable visitors to enjoy close-up observation of exotic animals from around the world. Set on beautiful Paw Paw...more
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6800 Indian Ln, Coloma, MI 49038-9623
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+1 269-468-4961
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Place was completely run down and animals were in dire need of care when we visited in 2015. Took a ride last fall and saw property is for sale. Was amazing place in the 1950's.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Closed, closed, closed and it was never a great value when it was open. Sad to see the animals go. I hope they found go homes for them i stead of the alternative.

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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing. Sure they has hungry deer, but not much else. They had Ostriches in the past and many more animals. For the price this place should be avoided

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you have very young kids (toddlers) they will enjoy the animals otherwise they will be disapointed. don't expect too much

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This is an amazing little park that is so much fun to take kids to!! Pet the deer, feed them and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy a slower pace of life!!!

1  Thank Cinnilouwho
Reviewed 21 May 2015

The animals, what few there were, didn't look bad, however, there was no deer! Owner said the deer were way in the back and a vet was coming to give them their shots. Two weeks later, my granddaughter went again with her daycare and the...More

3  Thank 944anne
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Feeding animals up close and personal. Animals are being well taken care of now and conditions have been cleaned up and animals are well taken care of!

5  Thank Sunny654321
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Loved going here as a kid, and also taking my children here, but today my advice is stay away, the people posting positive things about this place must be related or something, the animals look unkept, place is a pit, scroll down and look at...More

10  Thank Bret M
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

I wad so excited to take my husband here because he had never been. I had such wonderful memories as a child and I can still remember the enjoyment this place brought me when I visited for the first time! As we pulled up to...More

17  Thank Katie G
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Well we went yesterday because my wife find it in internet as a good option at Coloma. Everything is empty, there are just horses and a couple of chickens and thats it, I ask to the lady at the entrance way they are requesting a...More

9  Thank Edgarciaplascencia
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