Wisconsin Deer Park, Wisconsin Dells

4.4
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For family fun, visit the animals at Wisconsin Deer Park. This petting zoo for wildlife is home to Virginia white tail deer, pigs, llamas, horses, goats, emus, lemurs, elk, and bison. The deer, ranging from young fawns to adult deer, run free but are tamed so you can pet them. Buy the specially made crackers on sale at the park to feed the animals (they can't eat human food) for the chance to see them up close. Make Wisconsin Deer Park part of your personalized Wisconsin Dells itinerary using our Wisconsin Dells route planner.
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  • This the place we all look forward to coming to on our trip to the Dells. If you love animals, this is tons of fun. It was about 40 degrees and we still spent about 2 hours there. It's a nice clean pa...  more »
  • Went with wife and 5 year old. Tons of deer and goats walking around for petting and other animals. Small gift shop and terrific staff on hand to take pics. Recommend.  more »
  • Hands on and close up encounters with variety of deer. Cracker type food can be purchased to feed the deer with wonderful photo opportunities.  more »
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  • The staff was super friendly, there was a great variety of animals, and the park surprisingly didn't smell too bad, unlike others I have gone to. I liked how the deer had the choice to walk to where the humans were or to stay in the "refugee" area where humans weren't allowed to enter. Though you still got to pet and feed the deer in a pretty spacious environment. The food seemed a little pricey for the portion offered, but it was definitely worth it. It seems like the deer enjoy the corn better than the small, brown, cylindrical food, and they never attack. Overall a fun, family friendly experience I would recommend to any Wisconsin tourist or local.
  • Love love love this place.... If you love animals you must go... Clean park, deer well cared for, roaming freely, very fun day. You can interact with the animals and get beautiful photos... Staff was bored teens, but still a great time
  • This is a fantastic place to take small children or anyone who loves animals. Yes, it's a bit expensive for a petting zoo. But, it is more than a petting zoo. The deer roam in the open. They come up to you skittish and friendly so long as you stay calm and quiet. Take you time. Enjoy yourself. And don't over buy the food. They weren't that hungry while we were there and you can buy more on the path.
  • Amazing experience. my 3 yo got to feed dozens of deer! They were so friendly and approachable. He sat down with a group and was fascinated to look at them so close. Very clean, shadey, easy to walk. Takes about 45 Min. Many different animals including goats, pigs, many species of birds, bison, And more. We'll be back!
  • Neat experience but it could be better. You get to feed different deer species and they walk right up. They also have a lot of native North American animals such as raccoons and rabbits. This place could be so much better. No signs telling about the animals, a huge missed opportunity for young nature enthusiasts wanting to learn more about what they are seeing. Another miss...Most of the deer have plenty of space but some of the more rare species are quite crowder, not enough habitat. Also, they have two sad lemurs in a crowded metal cage. These add nothing to the over all experience and are depressing. Why do Madagascar lemurs belong at a Wisconsin deer park? Several people around me commented on how out of place and sad they were. Without our these, I would have given 4.5 stars.

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With over 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 3,000 campsites, Wisconsin Dells offers a staggering choice in accommodations for those on vacation. You can choose anything from economical inns and motels, to amenity-rich hotels and vacation home rentals. Many visitors choose to stay at the waterpark resorts, offering comfortable rooms packed with high-tech features. If you wish to stay away from the big crowds, book a room at one of the area's cozy bed and breakfasts, providing free Wi-Wi and secure parking. If you like the great outdoors, pitch a tent at a wooded campground.
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