Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run Michigan (Near Frankenmuth) | Feed Parakeets and See Cute Baby Animals + Lions, Tigers and Bears! So Many Fun Things to Do!

Visit Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run Michigan!Visit Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run Michigan!

Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run Michigan | By Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com

Feed colorful parakeets, adorable baby goats and quacking ducks at this incredible Michigan zoo located in the Great Lakes Bay region!  There are so many things to do for families at this Birch Run zoo.

We love this Michigan zoo as you can get up close to the animals!  You can feed adorable running baby goats and hear the lions roar all the way across the zoo! 

Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run, Michigan

Address: 11721 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415

The Wilderness Trails Zoo is open May 1-October 31 for a roaring good time!

We love this Michigan zoo as you can get up close to the animals!  You can feed adorable running baby goats and hear the lions roar all the way across the zoo! 

There are lots of feed stations throughout the zoo to feed animals such as goats, fish, peccaries, and deer.  These baby goats are only a few hours old and they were already up and running! Aren't they adorable?!

Super Cute Wilderness Trails Zoo Video!

What's Cool?  The lions were roaring so loud it echoed throughout the zoo!  What a cool experience! 

You can see 50 different species including lions, zebras, alpaca (like the cutie above), buffalo, lemurs, capybara and camels. So many fun things to do and see.

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Reptile "City" at Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run MichiganReptile "City" at Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run Michigan

There are lovely flowers planted all over the zoo, making it a great place to take photos! 

Above is the reptile area which mimics an old timey downtown.

There are lots of antiques and neat things to photograph in the retile "city" so be sure to check it out!

Look! You can get a hot bath for $1 and a meal for 50 cents at the Horton Hotel!  However, you will have to share your bath with cold blooded snakes and every slithery reptile you can imagine!  Yikes!!

My absolute favorite part of the zoo is feeding the parakeets!  They are so chirpy and excited to eat the seed on the sticks. It's so much fun!

Just be sure to shuffle your feet and look down as you walk because there are tons of birds on the ground pecking at the fallen seed.  There is a small fee to feed the colorful parakeets.

Plus, there is a playground for the kids to wear off any extra energy!  You can bring lunches to enjoy on picnic tables under tall shade trees.

What are the hours of Wilderness Trails Zoo? 

Monday - Saturday | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am - 6:00pm

  • Outside food is allowed, so bring a snack and a bottle of water! 

Pack up your family for a fun Michigan getaway near Frankenmuth.

Where to Stay Near the Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run Michigan

Our top pick: The cool thing about the Country Inn and Suites in Birch Run is that it is so close to the Birch Run Outlets that you can simply walk there! You don't even have to cross a busy street! It's walking distance to Tony's I-75 restaurant too! Plus it's so quaint and nicely appointed. 

The Hampton Inn in Birch Run is also a great choice as it is centrally located and well appointed. We like their wide variety of room options to fit your needs.

Or, the Holiday Inn Express in Birch Run is very easy to get to off Main Street and is close to all the action: Restaurants, events, the outlet mall and the Birch Run Speedway.  It has a great pool, snack shop and breakfast in the morning.

Here are more choices of Birch Run hotels plus reviews on TripAdvisor.

Bringing your RV or planning to camp near Birch Run?  Check out the Pine Ridge RV Campground! 11700 Gera Road (M-83), ​Birch Run, MI Their campgrounds have lots of shaded camp sites, so check it out!

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