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Gaylord's City Elk Park

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Address: E Grandview, Gaylord, MI 49735
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+1 800-345-8621

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Lots of Elk to see here and some giant ones too. Kids had a good time and we took lots of pictures while visiting. Definatly worth checking out

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of Elk to see here and some giant ones too. Kids had a good time and we took lots of pictures while visiting. Definatly worth checking out

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Was a cool place to kill an hour. Big elk on premises very close to where you view them. There was another group of animals that were further off was hard to tell what they were. If you know your going in advance bring binoculars.

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Shepherd, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great stop. Has high fence you can walk up to and the elk were right there feeding, and laying down. Lots of good size bulls.

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night at dusk. There were several elk up and down the fence line. Several were eating and we witnessed two huge elk sparring with each other. Quite a few had huge racks, something I hadn't seen before. Parking lot is large, gravel. No bathrooms. Just viewing the elk. Free.

Thank tymetraveler222
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

What you see depends on where the Elk are - but we were able to drive up real close. The antlers were impressive. Not far out of your way and worth seeing.

Thank John S
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The elk were up close to the fence; good photo ops. We watched two bulls fight with their antlers; squealing too. Definitely worth seeing. Just park and walk along the fence line.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Even though the elk was in an enclosure it was a very cool experience not only to see them up close and personal but also to actually touch one through the fence. A lot of them are very close to the fence when we visited. A very large area also. First time seeing elk so a must stop if your... More 

Thank Kampingkeith
Fostoria, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Friday, Sept 2, 2016 at 3:00, after eating at Gobblers one block away, four of us totally loved the “Elk Viewing Area” right behind the Elks Lodge. Elk View Park is FREE. You walk along the fence to see 70 in elk herd on 108 acres eating, lying in shade of trees, or frolicking in a large fenced area. The... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you are traveling in or near Gaylord, this is a great stop. The road dead-ends in a parking lot. There is a narrow, grassy strip, then a fence. Park your car, get out and walk up to the fence. The elk roam behind the large enclosure. During the hot day they might be under the trees, but they come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were definitely here the right time of year to see full antlers. Not sure if it was a particularly active day or this is typical but we saw dozens of elk within 10-20 yards of the viewing areas, some even right along the fence. The males antlers were seriously impressive. For a free stop, you really couldn't beat it... More 

Thank Mark S

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