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Located on 80 acres of land in Alto, MI, Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park is a unique, hands-on experience for the entire family. The park boasts a distinct collection of exotic animals and reptiles, and the variety and dynamic atmosphere make Boulder Ridge anything but your average zoo.


Who We Are

Dave and Dawn

For the past 20 years, Dave and Dawn Hoekstra have cultivated a passion for exotic animals. Starting as a small hobby farm, Dave and Dawn raised white-tailed deer and elk before branching out into bigger game like buffalo. As their enthusiasm grew so did their collection, and the couple eventually realized their desire to share their love for these animals with the public.