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Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone Number: (248) 541-5717
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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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Always a great family experience!

Been coming here for years, and now bring our grandson. Love that they always keep the grounds clean and presentable! Exhibits are nice, especially love the polar bears. Can't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Warren, Michigan
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Warren, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been coming here for years, and now bring our grandson. Love that they always keep the grounds clean and presentable! Exhibits are nice, especially love the polar bears. Can't wait for the new penguin house to open!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daughter and son in law gave us yearly pass. We went last week. Great in winter which suprised me. Daughter uses park as local park for visit for an hour sometimes just before it closes. Aviary and butterfly house are great in winter because they are warm and humid. Park staff suggest stopping by and reading in them. A must... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the zoo with my family in a hot summer day. Although it was really hot I enjoyed going to the zoo very much as it is a nice place for families especially if you have children. Also, are many restaurants and places to relax and eat or drink something.

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Thank Hanan K
WorldWide
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to visit the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. It's a great place to see animals...cage free. Great for families with kids.

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Thank DogDoggie
Warren, Michigan
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy each area of the zoo. We can't wait for the new penguin exhibit to to open! The gift shops can be a little expensive, but they do have nice items for all ages.

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Thank Kelly B
Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
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87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice zoo. It isn't huge but the animals all look comfortable in their surroundings. The Ring of Life exhibit is great! I like to go here just to stroll around and see which animals are out. I like the eagle and am glad to know that he is an injured bird that was rescued, not one... More 

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Thank Linda S
Warren, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The animals are always nice to see. Love all zoos but this one is home. Looking forward to the new Penguin home.

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Thank Phyllis C
Berkley, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an excellent zoo. The new exhibits are getting better and better and more and more like the animals natural habitats. The indoor exhibits are closer to the entrance making winter visits easier to manage. They have great food and heathy options. The butterfly house and bird house are not to be missed. The Arctic exhibit is just beautiful.... More 

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Thank lizzardlounge
Michigan
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Detroit Zoo is nice with ample animals to see as well as exhibits. During the holiday season they have a wonderful light show. Would recommend for a fun activity either in the summer or winter.

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Thank Retired L
Port Huron, Michigan
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Took my 2 year old and 7 year old and they loved the wild lights. There was a lot to do and so many lights that kept their attention. Would recommend for a fun thing to do during the holidays. It was rainy when we went, but it was still a great night!

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