60 Fun Michigan PETTING ZOOS and Farms, HUGE LIST of Animal Sanctuary Encounters, Cute Cow Therapy, Alpacas | Feed Birds, Goats Yoga, Chickens

60 FUN Michigan Petting Zoos and Farms, Animal Sanctuary Encounters | Cute Cow Therapy, Alpacas, Goat Yoga, Feed Birds

Searching for fun "Michigan Petting Zoos or Farms near me?"  Well, we've got over 50 located near Grand Rapids, Detroit, Lansing, Holland, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and all across our glorious state! 

By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Updated: March 23, 2023

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Note: The petting farms, businesses, activities and zoos below are simply for ideas. Be sure to call ahead or check each webpage/Facebook page prior to visiting as many are seasonal, offer limited programs or only open certain days/times. Check pricing, advanced tickets, hours of operation, facts, and availability prior to visiting.  

Map of the Best Michigan Petting Zoos

Best Michigan Petting Zoos and Farms, FUN Animal Encounters | Cow Therapy!

1. Anderson & Girls Orchards (Northeast of Grand Rapids)

Anderson & Girls Orchards Address - 2985 N Sheridan Rd, Stanton, MI 48888. Mid-Michigan Northeast of Grand Rapids)

OPENS mid-May through the summer months. A top pick for many families, Anderson and Girls have a great petting zoo with fun farm animals such as goats (Pygmy, Nigerian Dwarf), Miniature Yak, Dromedary Camels, coatimundi, birds, owls, porcupines, fennec fox, bobcats, reindeer and more! 

  • Anderson and Girls have over 140 animals and 14 different species of birds! 

Their petting zoo is free with the opportunity to buy grain to feed the goats. They are only open during spring and summer seasons so be sure to check out their website for hours. It's one of our favorite Michigan petting zoos!

2. Barn Sanctuary (West of Ann Arbor, Michigan) See Goats, Sheep and Pigs!

Barn Sanctuary Address - 20179 McKernan Dr, Chelsea, MI 48118.

See turkeys, chickens, cows, donkeys, ducks, goats, pigs, sheep and more at Barn SanctuaryThey rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected farmed animals by creating a safe haven where these critters can recover and thrive. We are so lucky to have this animal rescue facility in Michigan!

They offer private tours all year round!

3. Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill (East Michigan in the Thumb!) Great Place to Visit with Kids!

Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill Address - 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005.

Be sure to visit Blake's Orchard in the fall for the fun petting farm, cider mill, orchard cafe, donuts, train rides and more!

4. Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park - Zoo and Petting Farms

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park Address - 8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302.

See birds, animals, reptiles and book their VIP animal encounters! 

Boulder Ridge is open May through October.

Venture through the reptile house and also see ostrich, lemurs, kangaroos, monkeys, alligators.  Definitely be sure to see the bird aviary which is something Chris and I love to see. My nephew LOVED holding the bunnies, he was so sad when we needed move on!  You can brush and feed their cute goats too in their petting zoo.  

  • After feeding birds on sticks, go to Boulder Ridge's petting zoo to see Boulder Ridge’s cute new animals or possibly pet a baby zebra, wildebeest, or water buffalo! It's one of our favorite Michigan petting zoos! 
  • Don't miss one of our favorite Michigan petting zoos!

5. Bower's Farm School-Learn to Milk a Goat!

Bower's Farm School Address: 1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Register early for Summer Day Camp! Bower's Farm School has animals such as sheep, horses, cattle, and goats graze the pastures.

  • See peacocks and Tamworth pigs!
  • Stop by the horse barn!
  • Learn to milk a goat!
  • Get up close to a chicken!

6. Calder Dairy and Farm - Southeast Michigan (South of Detroit) See Cows Being Milked!

Calder Dairy and Farm Address - 9334 Finzel Rd, Carleton, MI 48117.

This neat Michigan dairy farm is located just west of Monroe Michigan. 

You can see ducks, goats, cows and feed the cute farm animals.  In the spring you can feed their baby cows. 

  • The farm is open to the public 7 days a week, all year long, with spring and summer being their busy seasons. This Michigan dairy farm produces milk that is home delivered or you can pick it up at our store or farm.  Be sure to stop into their farm store to buy fresh ice cream, milk, butter and yogurt. 

Come watch the ‘girls’ being milked at 4:00 pm every day in their incredible Viewing Room at Calder Dairy and Farm

7. Children's Pony Ranch - Go on Pony Rides!

Children's Pony Ranch Address: 4651 Elizabeth Dr, Trenton, MI 48183. Located right in downtown Trenton inside of Elizabeth Park, part of Wayne County Parks.

Pony rides are hand-lead through Elizabeth Park. 

8. Chippewa Nature Center - Homestead Farm

Chippewa Nature Center - Homestead Farm - Homestead Trail, Midland, MI 48640

During the spring and summer months, visit Chippewa Nature Center's Homestead! They have a variety of cute animals, the pigs are my favorite.  They may have goats and cows too!

Be sure to visit Chippewa Nature Center during their Maple Syrup Days, it's fantastic!

9. Cotton Creek Farms (Alpaca Farm!)

Cotton Creek Farms (alpaca farm) address - 11885 Jewell Rd, Thompsonville, MI 49683.

Cotton Creek Farms is an Huacaya alpaca farm located in Thompsonville, which is just south of Traverse City and on the border of Buckley in Northwestern Michigan.

Visit Cotton Creek Farms to see their alpacas and maybe a llama! April – December, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

  • Public alpaca tours are held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  • Advanced booking is required for attendance.

They are closed on major holidays.  You can feed and pet these cute farm critters too! Definitely worthy of our favorite Michigan Petting Zoos!

10. Country Dairy Farm Store - West Michigan (Northwest of Grand Rapids)

Country Dairy Farm Store - 3724 S 80th Ave, New Era, MI 49446

Farm tours at Country Dairy Farm occur during the summer tour season from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tours will last approximately 60-85 minutes depending on the tour.

  • You can ride in their wagon to go see and pet calves and young stock, see the robotic milking system, and observe the cows in our free-stall barns.

This year they will have a Calf Encounter! Lots of family friendly farm experiences everyone will love!

11. Come and See Farm: See Christine, Their Giant Pig!

Come and See Farm Address - 1801 W Rockey Weed Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

You gotta come see their giant pig named Christine and their cute donkey named Cherry Pie who loves tons of attention! Put them on your list of Michigan Petting Zoos to visit this year!

Come and See Farm is a non-profit, sustainable farm and garden where children, families and people of all abilities may come and learn home-based agricultural activities. They are located on eight acres in southwest Michigan.

12. Critter Barn - Hug Baby Animals in the Spring, Take a Tour and Pet Cute Animals!

Critter Barn Address - 2950 80th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464.

This working farm in Zeeland is home to over 200 farm animals. It is really a neat farm to visit as you can pet their cute animals. One of the Michigan petting zoos open year round! 

  • Walk around the farm on your own or take a tour!
  • See cute rabbits, chickens, ducks, cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, turkeys, pot-bellied pigs, goose, horse, cow, and a pony!
  • Enjoy their live nativity at Christmas!
  • Meet, touch and even hug their baby animals in the Spring.
  • Go into the Pygmy, Nigerian, and Angora goat pens.
  • Go inside the chicken coop.

13. Dairy Discovery - Farm Tours, Camps, Feed Cows!

Dairy Discovery Address - 12877 84th St SE, Alto, MI 49302

They offer camps and tours (by appointment only) Mon-Fri, April-October.    My nephew absolutely LOVED feeding the calves and learning how cows are milked by seeing the automated milkers in action.

Dairy Discovery also has many special events throughout the year such as Spring Break Bash and Christmas at the Farm.

14. Deer Tracks Junction - Michigan's Only Drive Through Animal Safari!

Deer Tracks Junction - 7850 14 Mile Rd NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319.

Michigan's only drive through animal safari! See goats, pigs, camels, donkeys, bison, bears, bunnies, yaks, baby animals (in the spring) and so much more! Seasonal. Check their website for hours.

15. Deer Ranch in St. Ignace, Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Oldest Live Whitetail Exhibit in North America!

Deer Ranch Address - 1540 U.S. Rte 2, St Ignace, MI 49781

Deer Ranch in St. Ignace, Michigan, is known as the oldest live whitetail exhibit in North America! See dozens of native Michigan Whitetail Deer and fawns including white deer in a natural setting. Photograph and feed the deer while walking along a peaceful nature trail.

  • Their unique Gift Shop features many deer skin products, including one of the largest Minnetonka moccasin inventories in the north!  

Open seven days a week, Mid-May through Mid-October. 

16. Domino’s Farms Petting Farm

Domino’s Farms Petting Farm Address - 3001 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

See longhorn cattle, peacocks, buffalo, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, ducks, rabbits and other fun farm animals. Buy your tickets online! One of our favorite Michigan petting zoos!

17. Duke Petting Farm

Duke Petting Farm Address - 44 Samaria Rd, Temperance, MI 48182

They offer kids camp, pony rides, petting zoos.  Duke Petting farm is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Come see their cute baby animals and play in the playground! Feed animals and take one for a walk! 

  • You can also book pony parties on and off the farm!
  • One of our favorite Michigan petting zoos since you can have the best birthday party ever with pony parties!

18. Eagle River Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Eagle River Park Address - M-26, Mohawk, MI 49950.

NOT a petting zoo but this is neat: If you are in Michigan's Upper Peninsula near the Fitzgerald's restaurant in the winter, stop by Eagle River Park. Per my Mother-in-law (who lives in the area), during the winter herds of deer travel congregate in Eagle River as they are fed by tourists that stop at the rest stop. 

19. Evergreen Lane Creamery

Evergreen Lane Creamery Address - 1824 66th St, Fennville, MI 49408. 

Their cheeses are available mid-March through November. NOT a petting zoo, but you can enjoy their delicious cheese and pet their adorable goats!

20. Fellinlove Farm - Cute Holland Michigan petting zoo!

Fellinlove Farm Address - 6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI 49423.

Hands on interactions with lots of animals! See beautiful horses, zebu cattle, pigs, yoga with goats, a lovely koi pond and so much more! Such a cute Holland Michigan petting zoo!

21. G&D Alpaca Boutique

G&D Alpaca Boutique Address - 4796 Maple Rd, Manistee, MI 49660.

G and D Alpaca offers events throughout the year, check their Facebook page for details. 

22. Gaylord City Elk Park Viewing Area 

Gaylord City Elk Park Viewing Area - Golden Elk Ct, Gaylord, MI 49735

Not a petting zoo but worthy of mention. Because it's cool.

  • The City of Gaylord maintains an elk herd and provides viewing areas for the public to stop and watch about 40 elk.  The viewing area is just past the Elk’s Lodge off Grandview at Elk View Park.

The herd roams within 108 acres.  City staff feed the animals corn, hay and sugar beets, plus vitamins. 

23. Gibraltar Bay Alpacas

Gibraltar Bay Alpacas - 8545 Groh Rd, Grosse Ile Township, MI 48138

Pet some furry friends and visit their store with a large selection of alpaca products including hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, blankets, slippers, yarn, raw fiber, and more!

24. Goloka Eco Experience - Anyone Need Cow Cuddling?

Goloka Eco Experience - Who doesn't love cow cuddling! Spend time petting, feeding, brushing, and hugging cows, and sometimes, cuddling with them. Maybe you will learn how to milk them too! There are classes too.

25. Grandpa Tiny's Farm Has All The Cute Farm Animals! Frankenmuth Michigan

Grandpa Tiny's Farm Address - 7775 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

So many cute animals to see and pet at Grandpa Tiny's! I love sheep, goats, reindeer, peacocks, bunnies, cows, pigs, doves and chickens! One of our favorite Michigan petting zoos!

This adorable horse is the best!! I came to visit to him in the summer during their Sunflower Festival and again during Christmas at Santa's Reindeer Farm!  He seriously makes my day!

26. Grandma's Pumpkin Patch - Cute Turkey Talk, Cows and George the Llama!

Grandma's Pumpkin Patch Address -  4277 N Eastman Rd, Midland, MI 48642

Open seasonally in the fall, Grandma's Pumpkin Patch has such cute animals to pet and love!  Enjoy a cute bunny, baby chicks, George the llama and turkeys (I love the turkeys so much!)! Oh, and you can feed the goats.

27. Heritage Park Petting Farm

Heritage Park Petting Farm Address - 12803 Pardee Rd, Taylor, MI 48180

See cows, pigs and goats during the spring and summer months. Definitely worthy of our Michigan petting zoos list!

28. Hess-Hathaway Park

Hess-Hathaway Park Address - 825 S Williams Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

See cute goats, horses, ducks, pigs, and more! Such a cute place to visit! Their hours and availability vary to be sure to check Hess-Hathaway Park's website

29. Hidden Acres - Goat Yoga and Cute Farm Animals!

Hidden Acres Address- 50582 Pleasant St, Dowagiac, MI 49047

Hidden Acres offer guided farm tours where visitors can interact with the animals and give them treats. They also have goat yoga, Birthday parties, markets, Festivals and field trips. Open by appointment.

30. Indian Creek Zoo

Indian Creek Zoo Address - 2744 Consear Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144

Feed the parakeets, pet the cute goats and enjoy the zoo! Open seasonally. A farm area is in the works, we are excited!!

31. Johnson's Pumpkin Farm

Johnson's Pumpkin Farm Address - (seasonal, they open early September) 4715 N Portsmouth Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601

Chris and I love Johnson's Pumpkin Farm! They have a great fall car show that we enjoy attending and then wandering the corn maze.  They have fresh donuts, cider and other treats inside their shop. By the way, their store is also amazing. I bought a very cute Johnson's Farm truck for my entryway fall display!

Now, let me tell you about their animals. They have goats, chickens, alpaca, pigs and tons more! We love them!

32. Jolly Rogers Farm

Jolly Rogers Farm Address -10257 Love Rd, Bellevue, MI 49021.

So cute! Visit this small family farm to see Scottish Highland Cattle and you can even hold the chickens! Call head to check availability.

33. Kal-Haven Outpost Campground

Kal-Haven Outpost Campground (in South Haven) has two cute goats that love attention from visitors camping or just visiting.  

34. Kensington Metropark Farm Center - Cute Pigs, Horses and Chickens, Oh My!

Kensington Metropark Address - 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380

Chris and I just love Kensington Metropark! Open year round, you can walk their trails, feed wild birds from your hands, go kayaking, biking, boating, golfing and so much more!

  • See live farm animals at Kensington Metropark's Farm Center! Enjoy chickens, goats, sheep, cattle and draft horses! Visit a 150-year old restored barn, the poultry house, and kids’ area.

During the spring and summer you can get up close to lovely sandhill cranes! It's also the time for BABIES at the Farm Center! So be sure to visit one of our favorite Michigan petting zoos!

Do you have to pay to get into Kensington Metropark? Yes, there is a fee per vehicle. 

But my favorite part is bringing our own bird food, holding my hand up like a Disney princess and waiting for the birds to land!  What fun! Their little feet feel so funny on your hands!

35. Leaman's Green Apple Barn

Leaman's Green Apple Barn Address - 7475 N River Rd, Freeland, MI 48623.

Leaman's Green Apple Barn is such a wonderful family run farm that is open in the fall and again at Christmastime.  Enjoy wagon rides, apple barrel express, corn maze shuttle, corn maze, playground, petting barnyard, ABC Maze, so so much more! 

Chris and I had such a fun time there this Christmas. See super cute Goats in Coats at Christmas! They also have sheep, a tiny cow and donkey. It's at the top of our list of Michigan petting zoos, for sure.

36. Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo Address - 4180 M-20, New Era, MI 49446.

We love the goats!  There's also alpacas, deer, camels, donkeys, capybara's, kangaroos. Oh, and you can feed the lemurs and the sloth experience is fun too.  Definitely see the bird aviary, you can feed the colorful birds from a stick. Lewis Farm also has a farm market during the summer months.

37. Lowry's Little Flock Farm (See Fuzzy Alpaca!)

Lowry's Little Flock Farm Address - 12201 Sutfin Rd, Horton, MI 49246.

Check out their homemade treats and alpaca wearables!  Lots of fuzzy and cute animals to pet, feed and love on including llamas! 

38. Marty’s Place for Animals

Marty’s Place for Animals Address - 79223 Brown Rd, Bruce Township, MI 48065

Marty's Place is a non-profit animal preserve/ sanctuary in Bruce Township, Michigan. They provide fun and educational interactions between humans and animals, offer volunteer opportunities, and it's a tranquil place for visitors to see cute animals such as deer, pigs, goats and bison. 

Marty's Place for Animals offer tours of any size by appointment so you can interact with the animals. 

39. Maybury Farm - Where Kids Can Learn About Farm Life!

Maybury Farm Address - 50165 Eight Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48167.

See cute farm animals such as goats, horses, alpaca, pigs and bunnies!  Their 85-acre property houses a farm-themed playground, picnic area, and general store, too. Maybury Farms has lots of events throughout the year, so be sure to check out Maybury Farm's Facebook page for all the details!

Check their website as they are only open during certain times and seasons. The farm will open the first two weekends in December for Santa Visit at the farm, in March for Maple Syrup, and then for the season (open Tues-Sun to the public) beginning in mid-April.

40. MOO-ville Creamery

MOO-ville Creamery Address- 5875 S, M-66, Nashville, MI 49073.

Cute animals to feed and pet. Perfect place for animal experiences! (Petting zoo closed during the winter months as the animals are hanging out in their warm barn home!) 

MOO-ville Creamery's petting farm is FREE and you can see over 40 different farm animals including alpaca, goats, sheep, horses and more! You can buy feed cones to feed the animals which is a lot of fun!

41. New Creation Family Farm

New Creation Family Farm Address - 10346 Bunton Rd, Willis, MI 48191. 

  • Oooh they have cow cuddling in the spring! And possibly goat cuddling! Seriously!

Check their Facebook page for more info. Plus, they have syrup, and farm shares for pork and beef. 

42. Original Goat Yoga

Original Goat Yoga Address - Lansing MI, 161 E Frost Rd, Williamston, MI 48895

Seasonal, Original Goat Yoga is open each spring for Goat Happy Hour or Goat Yoga!

The fun Goat Happy Hour Experiences for those who are not into yoga but wish to surround yourself with loving therapy animals! It’s good for the mind, body and soul and is the best natural medicine!

43. Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Oswald’s Bear Ranch Addess - 13814 Co Rd 407, Newberry, MI 49868. Oswald's is a neat place for animal encounters in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's not a petting zoo but a great place to visit.

Oswald's Bear Ranch is the largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States of America. They have 40 bears, 2 huge habitats (1/2 and 1/3 mile perimeter) and 2 habitats (1/4 mile perimeter each). The yearling bears have a wonderful waterfall within their habitat.

44. Pan Equus Animal Sanctuary - Providing Care For Abused and Neglected Animals

Pan Equus Animal Sanctuary Address - 940 Hummer Lake Rd, Oxford, MI 48371.

You can volunteer to work there and they have open farm events where visitors can see their sweet farm animals including horses, cows, goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks and peacocks!

Pan Equus Animal Sanctuary (PEAS) is an amazing animal sanctuary dedicated to providing care and comfort for abused and neglected animals at all stages of their life. The farm is operated entirely through donations and volunteers so they could use your help!

45. Peacock Road Family Farm

Peacock Road Family Farm - 1854 Peacock Rd, Laingsburg, MI 48848. Seasonal.

Come out in the fall to see and pet their cute pigs, goats and other fuzzy and feathery farm animals!

46. Pond Hill Farm

Pond Hill Farm Address - 5699 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Their livestock barn is open year-round to visit their adorable goats and bunnies.  So cute!

While you are there, enjoy lunch at their cafe featuring their tasty seasonal, farm fresh pizza. Their famous Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese is legendary and you can enjoy it while dining outdoors on their deck on beautiful days. 

47. SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary

SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary Address - 17901 Mahrle Rd, Manchester, MI 48158.

See adorable pigs, cows, emus, sheep, turkeys, goats and more! They are open certain days to the public, check SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary's website for details.  

48. Supe's Exotic Jungle

Supe's Exotic Jungle Address - 7443 Hartland Rd, Fenton, MI 48430

Supe's is perfect for birthday parties and private tours; They are not walk-in and require reservations. 

When visiting Supe's Exotic Jungle, you can feed endangered ring-tailed lemurs, stingrays, an alligator, and colorful birds in the aviary.  See wallabies, emus, reptiles and amphibians, porcupines, and cute farm animals in the barnyard.  Makes for a lovely day with your kids!

49. The Creature Conservancy

The Creature Conservancy - Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

See reindeer, horses, pythons, wolves, sloths, macaw, tortoises, and so much more! The Creature Conservancy offers events, field trips, tours, and camps.  

They have weekend open hours with animal programs. Be sure to check their website prior to your visit for availability, ticket information and hours. 

50.The Wild Pumpkin

The Wild Pumpkin - 5799 Beaverton Road, Beaverton  

Open seasonally, in the fall.

Chris and I enjoy visiting The Wild Pumpkin in the fall as they have so many cute animals in their petting farm. You can see swans, peacocks, turkeys, sheep, ponies and goats. There are several quarter machines along the way for you to purchase some food that you can feed to the animals. Oh and their emu love to eat! See all of our favorite Michigan Pumpkin Farms!

51. Three Cedars Farm

Three Cedars Farm Address - 7897 Six Mile Road, Northville

Three Cedars Farm is a FANTASTIC place to visit in the fall with your family.  They have great donuts, apple cider, play area for the kids, super cute farm animals - the goats were my favorite!

52. Triple Diamonds Alpaca Ranch

Triple Diamonds Alpaca Ranch - 3275 E Schafer Rd, Howell, MI 48843

They are not open to the public except during their Alpaca Day event in September. Check their website for details!

53. Upland Hills Farm - Chickens, Sheep, Cows, Ducks and Cute Animals Galore!

Upland Hills Farm- 481 Lake George Rd, Oxford, MI 48370.

Open to the public the end of May through the end of November.  Go in a hen house and hold cute chickens, pet the horses, goats, sheep, cows, ducks, donkeys and more cute animals.  

54. Weiss Centennial Farm - Frankenmuth

Weiss Centennial Farm - 5450 Weiss Rd, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Lots of farm activities, tours, and classes (cooking and baking).  Weiss Centennial Farm offers Public Dairy Farm Tours where you can visit the dairy farm! Very cool!

See their farm chores including feeding baby calves, spreading straw in hutches, stocking hay and filling water buckets. Plus there's planting season! Come see 21st century dairy farmers utilizing amazing technologies!

55. Wilderness Trails Zoo - Frankenmuth!

Wilderness Trails Zoo Address - 11721 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415

Open seasonally, beginning May 1st. Chris and I love it there! We've visited several times, especially in the spring when there is a good chance to see baby animals!

Enjoy 56 acres of exotic animals such as primates, zebras, lions, reptiles, and parrots. There is a petting area with the cutest goats ever and parakeet encounter for an up close and personal adventure.

56. White Lotus Farms

White Lotus Farms Address - 7217 W Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

They sell farm products and have cute goats you can pet. 

57. Wolcott Mill Farm Center

Wolcott Mill Farm Center Address - 65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096

Open year round!  Come by the Wolcott Mill Farm Center to meet the cows, goats, sheep, pigs, horses, rabbits, geese, chickens and so many other sweet animals!  Enjoy seeing daily milking demonstrations in the Dairy Barn. Visit the greenhouse and gardens or, when available, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the crop fields.

58. Youngblood Vineyard

Youngblood Vineyard Address - 61829 Ray Center Rd, Ray, MI 48096

Youngblood Vineyard offers outdoor goat yoga when the weather is nice - What a fun Michigan animal experience!

59. John Ball Zoo!

John Ball Zoo Address: 1300 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

We love the petting zoo at John Ball Zoo!  My nephew had a blast petting all the goats! It is fun for everyone!

Did you know there are guided tours and behind the scenes tours all year?  Yep, even in December, January and March!

60. Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery Petting Zoo

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery, 3142 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. The incredibly cute petting zoo will be at Robinette's each Sunday (weather permitting) in September and October from 12 pm-4 pm. The petting zoo is free and pony rides are $7 each. So much fun for Michigan kids and families!

61. Kiwidinok Tibetan Yak Petting Farm | Boyne City

Kiwidinok Tibetan Yak Petting Farm, 1735 S. Wilson Rd., Boyne City, MI 49712

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