John Ball Zoo

1300 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504- Map It
(616) 336-4300

AAA Editor Notes

John Ball Zoo is at jct. I-196 and SR 45. One of the largest zoos in the state, it houses more than 2,000 animals from many parts of the world. Of particular interest are a troop of seven chimpanzees, a lion exhibit, a tiger exhibit, a tropics building and aquarium as well as a 300-foot zipline and climbing ropes course. Two petting corrals are open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Admission mid-May to mid-Sept. $10; $9 (ages 62+); $8 (ages 2-12). Admission Mar. 1 to mid-May and mid-Sept. to late Oct. $7; $6.50 (ages 62+); $4 (ages 2-12).
Hours: Daily 9-6, mid-May to mid-Sept.; 10-4, Mar. 1 to mid-May and mid-Sept. to late Oct. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.