This classic urban zoo is located two miles west of downtown Grand Rapids, just off the 1-96 expressway.
John Ball Zoo is home to more than 1,800 animals. Habitats include:
The zoo also features a number of kid-friendly rides and activities:
A spacious park at the entrance of the zoo is perfect for picnicking.
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