11911 Dixie Hwy
Birch Run, MI 48415
Phone: (989) 624-7777
Fax: (989) 624-7273
The Wilderness Trails Zoo located just outside Birch Run was established in 1991. The family-run zoo maintains over 200 animals, ranging between native as well as rare species. The petting zoo is an added attraction, that sometimes has baby animals that have your happy little one coo-cooing! Also on the offer are picnic tables and canopies making it perfect for family outings. Don't miss the Giant Giraffe statue outside the zoo; he makes for a great model for pictures!
The miniature, quarter-sized railroad features a railroad and surrounding scenery including tunnels, buildings, bridges and 16 railway tracks. Designed by William and Lillian Stenger in 1979, the railway route spans about 2 miles (3.21 kilometers) the mini train can seat you and your family taking you through the cute little journey. Created with an aim to get the family together for a fun time out, the place also features a gift and hobby shop.
The Children's Zoo at Celebration Square is every child's dream come true. The zoo features numerous varieties of reptiles, mammals and birds both local and exotic like alligators, snakes, lizards, cockatoos, macaws, otters, tamarins, kangaroos, bobcats etc. Children are in for a treat with special attractions like the mini-train Iberschoff Special, a carousel and Fossil Find, where kids can search for bones dinosaurs as well as learn about them in the process.
The Castle Museum is a splendid castle-like building built in Renaissance style. Constructed in 1898, to function as a post office, it was formerly called Castle Station or Saginaw Post Office. Now the headquarters of the Historical Society of Saginaw County, The Castle Museum features exhibits on the local culture and heritage.
Founded in 1851, this public library hold one of the largest collections in Michigan that chronicles the history of the area from pioneer days through the boom times of the auto industry to the present. The library is also home to the second largest open stack genealogical collection in Michigan and they are a Federal Depository Library for government documents.
The Victorian period of the late 1800's is perfectly preserved at this historic house that is filled with family heirlooms from prominent figures in Flint
The iconic Weather Ball in Flint celebrated its 50 years in 2007. Almost a landmark in itself, the famous weather-predicting device is visible clearly on Flint's skyline from most directions. Located on the Saginaw Street over the Citizens Bank Building in the Downtown area, the Weather Ball also has nursery rhymes dedicated to it. The lights are on in the evenings making it a great model for pictures.
Flint Children's Museum exists to inspire discovery, learning and imagination through exploration and hands-on play. Their museum serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community network devoted to their children's development and learning. The museum features over 40 hands-on educational exhibits where one may shop for groceries at Smart Mart, make a pizza at Frac-tions Pizza Parlor, dress up and perform at Center Stage, and much more. The perfect location for birthday parties, field trips, playgroups, and family outings.
Established in 1974, this unique collection of William Crapo Durant, the founder of General Motors, focuses on the people who created and shaped American industry. You may browse through this collection of economic, industrial, and business history which is the largest collection of automotive papers in the nation.
Located on the Atherton Road in Flint is the Sit-Downer's Memorial Park, dedicated to the workers of General Motors who participated in the Sit-Down Strike of 1936. The park features bronze monuments depicting an actual scene during the monumental strike. At one end are the men, sitting down and at the other end are the women rebelling against the tyranny of factory owners. Commissioned by the United Auto Workers (UAW) and designed by ace sculpture Janice Trimpe, the park is significant not only marking one of the first sit-down strikes in the United States, but also the progress of labor unions and eventual beginning of the human resource departments.
Davenport University provides comprehensive career-based and educational courses. Apart from the Flint Campus, Davenport University has 12 more campuses located in different parts of the state.
The First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc is a noted historic church on South Saginaw Street in Grand Blanc, Michigan. It was constructed in 1851. The Sunday School and Bible study are fine programs arranged to impart Biblical knowledge. Built in the Greek Revival style of architecture, the church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.