St. Ignace, Michigan: Deer Ranch, Leaping Deer Statue

The Ranch has been open since 1950, its sign calling attention to its "white" whitetails. The big, leaping fiberglass deer appears to be a later addition.

Address:
W1540 US Hwy. 2 W, St. Ignace, MI
Directions:
I-75 exit 344, on US Hwy 2 about 5 miles west of St. Ignace. North side of the road.
Hours:
Mid-May-mid-June/Labor Day-mid-Oct 9-5; mid-June-Su before Labor Day 9-8 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
906-643-7760
Admission:
$6 to pet live deer, kids under 6 free. Deer food $1/cup.
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Feed the deer.

Deer Ranch

Although my family loves a photo by a giant statue of anything, my sons also loved going into the Deer Ranch to see the live deer. I think it was an extra $1 to purchase cups of food for the deer.

[Sarah, 04/07/2017]

Leaping deer statue.

Giant Deer

Outside the Deer Ranch on US 2 is a giant deer jumping over a log. This is just east of the Mystery Spot and a few miles outside of downtown St. Ignace. The deer itself sits out front and is freely accessible, but to go into the Ranch itself and pet the real ones, you'll have to pay.

[Kait, 06/10/2012]
Deer Ranch

North of St. Ignace, after the bridge aways heading up towards Munising, is a place called the Deer Ranch. It is marked by a giant statue of a deer jumping over a pile of logs. here you can pay to feed several variety of deer kept in large wooded pens. Gift Shop as well.

[Pippi, 05/17/1998]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mystery SpotMystery Spot, St. Ignace, MI - < 1 mi.
Wooden Observation Tower and TeepeeWooden Observation Tower and Teepee, St. Ignace, MI - 2 mi.
Indian VillageIndian Village, St. Ignace, MI - 4 mi.
In the region:
Archangel Grotto, Petoskey, MI - 37 mi.

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