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Detroit Zoo

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Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone Number: (248) 541-5717
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Description: Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane and...
Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane and experience life on the tundra at the Arctic Ring of Life, the worlds largest Arctic exhibit. Other highlights of this interactive and educational zoo include a stroll through an indoor rainforest with free-roaming animals and a visit to one of the largest great ape exhibits in the world.
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Stopped by the zoo while in town for business to take a break from work. The landscape was beautiful and the animal enclosures were hands down the best I have seen in a zoo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Leamington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Today was a perfect day for a walk through the Detroit Zoo. We had not been there for over 10 years and decided to give it a try with just the two of us without all the grandkids. To our surprise the place was extremely busy with thousands of children of every age level along with more strollers that we... More 

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Chesapeake, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped by the zoo while in town for business to take a break from work. The landscape was beautiful and the animal enclosures were hands down the best I have seen in a zoo. Lots of space for the animals to roam around and explore. I will definitely go back next time I'm in town.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Took the family in because we hadn't been in a decade. Our teens had a lovely time and we did too....who doesn't love animals from around the world. Get there early....it fills up fast and it is a better time when the crowds are smaller.

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Frankenmuth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our family loves the Detroit Zoo! We visit it several times over the summer and Halloween is great for the kids the Zoo Boo is fantastic!

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A bit beat and worn at the heels, but still a good experience. Make sure to go soon and spring for the Dinosaur Experience. Enjoy the gardens that volunteers tend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

the Detroit zoo is always well kept and fun. The animals are well taken care of and there are nice shows to watch.

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Flint, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This trip wasn't all I had hoped for, just ok. Price to get in was good. Lay out was a little confusing could have been a few more signs. There were several places to get food but if u just wanted something to drink and maybe not water you had to stand in food lines and they were very long.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good zoo, not going to compare with the top zoos in the nation, but still a good trip. My favorite was the gorilla exhibit. They are very entertaining. didn't see the polar bears- that was a bit of a disappointment.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The zoo is very well maintained with beautiful gardens. They are very conscious of the comfort of the animals. The first building you come to is beautiful. Nice butterfly area and aviary. The cafeteria offers a nice variety of food.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Looking forward to the new exhibits and continuing with the 4th generation visiting annually and creating wonderful memories!

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