Indian Creek Petting Zoo

Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den

Recently we took a little trip over the border into Michigan to visit Indian Creek Petting Zoo. It’s located in Lambertville, Michigan, just outside of Toledo, Ohio. My dad had scored a good deal on a Groupon ($25 for our tickets instead of $40), so he gifted us some tickets for our admission.

We’ve been learning about animals this year in science class, so it was the perfect time to visit. We went on a drizzly Friday morning, so it was not crowded at all. Here are some of the animals we got to see (and touch!) during our visit:

Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
Petting baby goats!
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
The peacocks were really cool!
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
Alligators creep me out — but the kids liked them!
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
It took Connor some warming up before he would touch any of them. Finally the sheep won him over.
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
Lia is definitely my little animal whisperer: she loved interacting with all of them!
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
More goats!
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
What’s this called again? A za-donk? Zonkey? It’s half zebra half donkey.
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
Sophie liked the llamas. And of course she kept chanting, “Llama llama no more drama… llama llama mad at mama…” and other lines from the books.
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
The bunny pen was another favorite!
Indian Creek Petting Zoo ~ Northwest Ohio Day Trips from Our Cozy Den
Petting bunnies!

Overall, we had a really nice time there! Like I said before, we didn’t pay for our tickets (we did buy a cup of food to feed the animals). I’m not sure I would pay the full admission price. I can imagine that it costs a lot to run a place of that magnitude, so I understand the need to charge that much, but $45 would have been a lot for our family to spend on 90 minutes of entertainment.

Here is my overall take on the place:

  • It is kind of expensive, unless you go with a coupon or other deal.
  • It was really nice to have hands-on interaction with some of the animals. We got to feed and pet goats, sheep, llamas, & bunnies, and we got to see many other animals as well.
  • The selection of animals was rather small, compared to a regular zoo, but that also made it easier to see them all and spend time with them.
  • It was only sort of stroller friendly. The paths are not paved, so it made for bumpy riding, but it wasn’t so bad that it was impassable.

You can check out current ticket prices & hours on their website HERE and check out Groupon for current deals HERE. (*the deal posted today is not the same deal our family got, it costs more but includes more stuff*)

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