Gaylord, MI Family Attractions
Gaylord’s family attractions will keep you entertained for hours whether you’ve had enough of our great outdoors or the young ones are in need of some rainy-day fun. Educational attractions deliver up north knowledge in an enjoyable way with hands-on experiences and displays for all ages. Or, get active by swimming in a six-lane pool, strapping on some ice skates any time of the year or picking up a pickleball paddle. Create cherished memories at any one of our family-friendly attractions, all set against the captivating backdrop of Gaylord’s unique nature and charm.
Otsego County Sportsplex
Enjoy swimming or ice skating during any season at the Otsego County Sportsplex! Their 6-lane pool is perfect for children or adults, and the wee ones will find their place in the shallow waters of the kiddy pool. You can also strap on a pair of ice skates, take in a hockey game, catch a fitness class or play pickleball at the indoor facility. Outdoor amenities include tennis courts, a walking track and extensive playground equipment.
Gaylord Bowling Center
The Gaylord Bowling Center has a new look in recent years and caters to anyone ready for fun! Along with bowling (and cosmic bowling!), families and friends can get together in the well equipped arcade, play a game of pool, or head outside for volleyball and horseshoes.
Call of the Wild & Bavarian Falls Park
Since 1965, the Call of the Wild Museum has been a Gaylord landmark. Visit their extensive wildlife museum for hands-on animal and historical displays, along with a new interactive Great Lakes display. Outdoors, you’ll find more adventures at the Bavarian Falls putt putt course and go cart track.
Pigeon River Discovery Center
Immerse yourself in nature and history at the Pigeon River Discovery Center. Take a break from hiking and exploring in the “Big Wild” to find out how this vast tract of wilderness came to be. Each room of this historic log cabin features a different theme rich with history.