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Detroit Zoo

8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48215
(248) 398-0903
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Westland, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We took our son for the first time to the Detroit Zoo's Zoo Boo Halloween event and it was awesome! They had the zoo all themed for a night of fun trick or treating for the kids. Pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns everywhere and fun places to take plenty of pictures! The walk was about a mile and half which took your... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The evening starts out standing in line for an hour just to enter; nothing was broken, they weren't checking bags, they just check tickets excruciatingly slowly. DD tickets are not worth buying, your DD would have a nicer evening spending $25 on a nice dinner in downtown Royal Oak because by the time you enter the event the sun has... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Having not been to a zoo since I was a child, this was a nice experience to share with my 18 month old daughter. The zoo is large for an urban city zoo and has lots of open space to walk, sit etc. Lots of staff on hand to help direct or answer questions. The butterfly and reptile exhibits were... More

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ann arbor, mi
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38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have visited zoos all over the world. The Detroit Zoo ranks in the top group. You can easily spend a day or more at this very large park. Special exhibits are for the chimpanzees, polar bears and penguins. They sent their elephants away a few years ago out of concern for then being in a cold... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Detroit Zoo is huge and very clean and a great place to walk and see the beautiful creatures!! The butterfly exhibit is awe-inspiring with very helpful volunteers, who offer up interesting information about the butterflies. The train is offered to take you on a little ride from one side of the zoo to the other. There are various bears,... More

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calvinneal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Detroit Zoo is located in Oakland County, not Detroit. The bird house and the polar bear exhibit are worthwhile. The zoo is located in Royal Oak about 5 blocks from an amazing selection of restaurants and pubs downtown. This is an extremely safe area.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I can't compare the Detroit Zoo to others, since I've never been to other large zoos in the US, but this is a very nice zoo! If you care about animals, you will appreciate the decent size areas they have to roam. The zoo was clean and updated, the grounds beautiful with landscaping, flowers and trees. The Arctic Circle of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The kangaroos are in open air housing units. The giraffes can be fed by visitors. There are free roaming peacocks.

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Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Big zoo with lots to see. Took up the whole day and the kids loved it. Exhibits were clean and animals were moving around. If you have a chance, take the kids and have fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went with family and friends. We had a great time. I got my exercise on. The place was clean great exhibits and animals to see. I like that it was spaced out and I could take my time and not feel like I'm in the way or confined. My friend and I was able to grab a bench, talk and... More

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