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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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Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We love the Detroit Zoo. As a family there is something for everyone. On our trip this past weekend the animals were very active and you learn something new every time you go. The butterfly exhibit is our favorite. We can not wait for the new penguin exhibit.

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Troy, Michigan
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Detroit Zoo is very well organized, there are maps posted through out and paper maps they give you when you enter.The Tauber Railroad ride is a lot of fun and great after a long walk through the whole zoo, especially with strollers or wagons. The options for food are great, many choices and varieties to choose from. The animals... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have a family membership to the Detroit Zoo and I took my 2-year-old daughter there many times this summer. It's a nice walk and the exhibits are really decent. My daughter loves to see the Polar Bear in particular. Food is available but the quality is not great. Admission is more expensive than other zoos I have been to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The zoo is nice and is well-kept but I just don't feel like the visit is worth the money. The polar exhibit is, of course, the best part of the trip, but it just seems like there's a lot of walking between exhibits. We live between Detroit and Lansing and I'd just as soon drive to Lansing, Battle Creek, or... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Detroit Zoo has nice grounds and good walking trails. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves while there. We used to be members of the San Diego Zoo and the Detroit Zoo is no comparison to San Diego. The personnel working there were exceptional and knowledgeable. They made the experience much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

The Detroit Zoo is gorgeous and the animals are very well taken care of,they have a very natural habitat to live in, it almost doesnt feel like a zoo because of all the luscious greenery and beautiful flower gardens, its an awsome place to hang out with your family or even by yourself just relax and enjoy.

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Brighton, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

First I must mention, I did not pay for my most recent visit to the zoo because we got in free because of a special event through my husband's work. That being said, I have been to this zoo many, many times, but this is my first visit in a few years since they have expanded/improved. We arrived at approximately... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We bought the ZooMore package for myself, my wife and 2 kids (4 and 8). It cost us over a hundred bucks. But, it included parking and 4 each, tickets to various rides. One of which is the train to the back of the zoo (one-way only). If you're thinking like I was, that we'd see some animals along the... More

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