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Wild Animal Parks

Wild Animal Parks & Wildlife Observatories in the Mackinaw City Area

Deer Ranch, St. Ignace
Live whitetail deer with fawns in natural setting. A unique gift shop featuring deerskin products. The areas largest selection of moccasins. Mail orders year-round.

Garlyn Zoological Park, Naubinway
Only 40 minutes west of the Mackinac Bridge on US-2. See live cougar, bear, wolves, river otter, camel, wallaby, patagonian cavy, reindeer and more. Feed can be purchased to feed many of the animals. Natural park-like setting. Gift shop. Kids love it! And it's fun for the whole family! Open 7 days from April 1st until September 30th, 11am until 7pm/7 days in October and weekends in November, 11am until 5pm.

Oswald's Bear Ranch, Newberry
Phone: 906-293-3147
See bears in three natural habitats. Cubs, 23 large bears. $10 per car. Open 10am-6pm. Memorial Day weekend-September 30.

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Paradise
Whitefish Point, Paradise, MI 49768
Phone: 906-492-3596
Among the leading observatories in the country, offering a unique glimpse at the spectacular migration of Hawks, Loons, Eagles, Falcons, and many Song Bird species. Interpretive Center, Gift Shop, bird walks and educational programs.

Original Butterfly House, Mackinac Island
Phone: 906-847-3972
Over 800 live butterflies imported from Africa, Asia, Central, South and North America in free flight in a gorgeous tropical garden. The oldest live butterfly display in Michigan. Experience nature’s magic as a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis before your very eyes. The transformation is an everyday occurrence at the Butterfly House.

Totem Village, St. Ignace
1230 US 2 West, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: 906-643-8888
Zoological Park, bobcats, sika deer, foxes. Museum of indian lore. Gifts, moccasins, Indian crafts.