7 Places for the Best Petting Zoo Michigan

Places for the best petting zoo Michigan.  We loved taking the kids to petting farms when they were smaller.  Playful lambs in the spring, cute piglets, goats and all sorts of chickens and geese the rest of the year!

So, let’s take a look at the Best Places for Petting Farms in Michigan.


Lewis Adventure Farm and Zoo

4180 M-20, New Era, MI 49446

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo is a “getaway from everyday life for both the young and young at heart!  Take a break from Lake Michigan to explore, play, and make new memories with the ones you love most. From our unique animal encounters to our 46+ fun farm attractions, our family-friendly activities ensure everyone will have things to do!  Whether you’d like us to host an educational field trip, birthday party, or corporate event, everyone’s welcome at our Farm & Zoo!”

They also have a pumpkin patch and u-pick apples in the fall.


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Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

7775 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

There is a whole array of seasonal activities taking place at Grandpa Tiny’s Farm in Frankenmuth.  “Frankenmuth is rich in history, and Grandpa Tiny’s Farm is a big part of it! Founded in 1932 by William ‘Tiny’ Zehnder, this has been a working farm with crops and livestock ever since.

During the Spring time, it is full-on baby season at the farm. You may find lambs, baby chicks, bunnies and more in our petting barn that stays open during our entire years season. Our egg incubators will be full and hatching baby chickens, turkey, or peafowl.”

Meet the animals of the petting zoo – Rosie the Donkey, Kunigunda, Cookie, Lashes & Jersey the cows, Mr Nibbles the rabbit, Sprinkles, George, Captain, Ocean the peacocks, Simon the rooster, reindeers and Pedro the miniature horse


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Gust Flower and Produce Farm

11998 Rodesiler Hwy, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

Gust Flower and Produce Farm is the perfect place to visit with the family to harvest your own sunflowers, admire the beautiful surroundings and grab many other varieties of fruit and veg too!

“All of your fall decorating and food needs; pumpkins of all sizes, corn shocks, straw bales large and small, squash, gourds, mums, squirrel corn, crafts, fall wreaths, wheat and oat sheaves, Amish jam, apple butter, local honey, soy candles.

You-pick pumpkin patch and pre-picked pumpkins, vegetables, you-cut flowers and build-your-own flower bouquet

A wide variety of farm animals in their petting zoo to view and even pet; cows and calves, sows with baby pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and baby chicks, bunnies, and kittens”


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Krupp Farms

8025 Krupp Ave NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

You can be assured of a wonderful day out for all the family when you visit Krupp Farms in Michigan.

“Krupp Farms is an iconic landmark known to thousands of people who come from all over the region each summer to buy or pick berries, enjoy our petting zoo, visit our ice cream shop or play on our playground.

Krupp Farms is a fourth-generation centennial farm, located just north of Grand Rapids in Comstock Park, MI on Krupp Avenue. Although Krupp Farms started as a strawberry farm, we now offer asparagus, rhubarb and red and black raspberries as well.

At Krupp Farms, we grow and offer a large variety of strawberries for our customers on over 18 acres. Our strawberries are offered pre-picked in our berry barn or customers can come to our farm and pick their own. Our strawberries are perfect for eating, dipping, pies, freezer or cooked jam or shortcake to name a few!

We have early varieties, mid-season varieties, mid to late varieties and late varieties.”


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Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm

2621 S Karsten Rd, Rogers City, MI 49779

At Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm there’ is so much more than just apples!  They have farm animals to visit during the fall.

“Knaebe’s is a cozy and fun Apple Orchard located in Northeast Michigan where you’ll find the most delicious donuts, cookies and pies, (and tons of other bakery items), fresh pressed cider, jams, maple syrup, honey and pickled veggies and great gifts in our barn! Don’t miss our hard cider and wood fired pizza, too! We offer u-pick apples and pumpkins and there are friendly farm animals to visit and hay rides to enjoy! Visit us in the fall – Labor Day weekend through early November.

Fall Activities

Our orchard is admission free. Wood Fired Pizza and Hard Cider can be enjoyed in the barn adjacent to Knaebe’s main barn. This is one arm of the operation that you won’t want to miss! Visit our farm animals and playground Wednesday through Sunday, horseshoes and cornhole are also available (all free of charge!).

  • Mac ‘n’ Squasher apple slingshot available on Saturdays and Sundays
  • U-pick Pumpkin Patch
  • Barrel train ride for kids
  • Wagon ride pulled by a beautiful classic 1947 Farmall H Tractor”
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The following two farms for petting zoos are just open in the fall.

CornFun Corn Maze Adventure And Pumpkin Patch

9391 Lindsey Ln, Casco, MI 48064

Corn Fun Family Farm offers “family fun for your family or group! Our day-time mazes and night-time flashlight challenges are all spook free so bring the whole family!!

We’re excited to offer you 20 Acres of fun for the whole family to enjoy! Corn Fun Family Farm’s “CornFun Corn Maze Adventure Park and Pumpkin Patch” has 2 challenging corn mazes with 4 miles of meandering trails that are open both in the daytime and at night for great flashlight fun.

Enjoy our 10 acres of Sunflowers during our Sunflower Harvest with all the great fun of the corn maze plus the beauty of these amazing flowers.  Includes unlimited hayrides and 1 flower to take home or purchase more for your enjoyment.”

The farm only opens in the fall but you can have fun in the corn maze, pick pumpkins, visit their petting zoo and marvel at their sunflowers.


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New Salem Corn Maze

4516 24th St, Dorr, MI 49323

At New Salem Corn Maze there is a non-scary daytime corn maze.

“100% family friendly during the day, you will not find ghouls in the maze, we only allow them out after dark. Bring the family out to a relaxing and enjoyable daytime adventure.

Admission Per Person Includes:

  • Daytime Corn maze

  • Farm animals

  • Pumpkin patch

  • Hay rides

  • Childs train

  • Playground

If you like a more scary experience then visit on a night! “take a stroll down one of the two paths in the witches woods. It’s up to you on “Witch” path to take, whether you take the “Twisted” or the “Wicked” you will scream around every corner. If you are really up for a challenge, try the haunted corn maze. It will leave you out of breath as you crawl, walk or run your way through the twist and turns as you try to escape the crazy atmosphere.”

There are haunted trails, the haunted corn maze and a family friendly Halloween Light Spooktacular.


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Have a look at our post on other farms in Michigan.

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